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.
Chapter 8: April
Week 29, Task 22 – MIS – How ICT is Supporting School Management Systems
As Easter approaches and colleagues may already be on school closure I have learnt from previous feedback that this is not a great time to invent a host of new tasks, rather a good time to take stock. For the next two weeks we shall examine developments and trends in information management in order to clarify the nature of the initiative within your school and how it relates to your role.
Spend some time this week considering three fundamental questions
- What is the role of management information systems with relation to school improvement at my school?
- To what extent is this perceived as an ICT/E-learning initiative here and therefore to what ...