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 9: May
Welcome back, always good to get away at Easter. I do hope that you enjoyed the break and have returned refreshed and ready to continue your review of ICT and E-learning practices. This term we aim to tackle the fundamental question that should direct all of our work and which links together the fruits of each of our other ICT strategies: ‘What is the standard of achievement within ICT at our school?’ Only by answering this question may we begin to fully understand the impact of our strategies and investment in technological resources.
If your school is inspected, then, as subject leader, Ofsted will expect you to have a clear understanding of what the standards are and will wish to investigate your evidence base. ...