Every primary school has the daunting task of embedding ICT and E- Learning into their curriculum. This practical manual is the first part of a 2-volume set that together makes up a detailed 2-year training programme for primary ICT and E-learning co-ordinators. The books combine key strategies and information with a weblog discussion from a group of 'virtual' co-ordinators who share their problems, fears and successes over the two-year programme, based on the author's wide experience of working with new co-ordinators and experienced staff on training programmes and in general support. Book 1 is designed specifically for co-ordinators new to the role who need starting points and broad support. It presents a structured training programme split over three terms, guiding co-ordinators through the key stages of developing and implementing ICT policy and practice, including: o auditing existing school systems o reviewing and revising the school policy for ICT o reviewing the ways in which ICT is used as a teaching and learning tool across the curriculum o examining methods for the management of technical support services o establishing a clear overview of standards in ICT, including a review of assessment procedures, moderating work, monitoring teaching and learning and creating E Portfolios. The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.
Chapter 6: February
Week 21, Task 16 – Writing a Policy for ICT, Part 2
Once again you should aim to engage the whole ICT team in discussing how these areas fit within your school in order to realize a really effective and valid policy to take to staff in the summer term. We begin with Section 5 of the document, which relates to assessment, record-keeping and reporting pupil progress.
Assessment, recording and reporting
Teacher assessments of ICT capability will be recorded throughout the year and reported to parents at the end of each academic year. Judgements of attainment should be completed against each Unit of Study using the stated learning outcomes. Formative assessment is used to guide the progress of individual pupils in their use of ICT. It ...