This practical manual is the second 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 second book takes coordinators through the second year of the programme but may also be used as a starting point by more experienced staff. The structured training programme, timed over three terms, includes o a complete review of E-Safety procedures in the light of the Every Child Matters agenda. o Developing a funding model in order to plan for ICT developments, together with a broader ICT action planning review to embed a revised E learning vision through a series of long-term sustainable actions o Reviewing the curriculum in order to examine how the E Learning community will adapt its core practices to facilitate new technology. o the evolving role of school websites as they assume interactivity and examine the place of E Learning within the extended schools agenda. o Reviewing the use of ICT as a tool for management systems and discussing how ICT can be used to support different groups of children. o examining self-evaluation strategies linked to the school's SEF, the Ofsted Section 5 Framework and Every Child Matters. 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.
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Week 25, Task 19 – Online Learning – Pupil Access to Learning Resources
Having reflected upon the use of online learning resources by staff and parents, it is necessary now to go to the heart of the personalization agenda and to clarify the school's strategy for ensuring that the portal will provide a pupils’ area where children may access meaningful resources from home that will enhance and extend their learning experience, notwithstanding the overriding proviso that any initiative does not unnecessarily marginalize pupils without the appropriate home resources to benefit from the initiative.
In setting its priorities schools must be mindful of two powerful factors that will drive the initiative: first, the core criteria that have been set out for any learning platform within BECTA's ...