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 9: May
The final chapters, what a journey this has been and I hope that you feel that it has been worth-while and that your pupils and staff have benefited as a result of your contribution. We have two significant enterprises to complete throughout the summer: the first, a revisit to the heart of the matter, successful self-evaluation which we undertake from three different perspectives beginning this month with that of the government's inspection agency, Ofsted. The second major series of activities that we shall review looks at the evolution of a variety of new technologies that have each in turn promised to revolutionize the way that we teach and learn. My intention is to provide a strategic review of each individual technology's potential, beginning ...