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 7: March
Week 25, Task 19 – Using ICT across the Curriculum, Spring and Summer Macro Plans
Following from last month's plan for the autumn term, co-ordinators should complete their next cross-curricular plans for the foundation subjects and science using Tables 7.1 and 7.2. in order to provide a complete top-down system for implementing ICT within these areas. Structurally this is a continuation of the previous task and so I trust that everyone is confident to simply get on with it.
Table 7.1 Examplar ICT in other subjects planning matrix, spring term
Table 7.2 Examplar ICT in other subjects planning matrix, summer term
Week 27, Task 20 – Writing a Policy for ICT, Part 3
The budget for ICT is reviewed annually by the headteacher, ...