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  • Action Research
    By Bridget Smith
  • My Action Research Proposal
  • I had BIG plans for the techno rangers!
  • What was my Rationale…
    I felt that children at BDS needed to have laptops available in class on a regular time-tabled basis. I wanted the year 5/6 computer monitors in classes supporting teachers and other students.
    So what did I do….
    BDS had already planned on purchasing the current leased laptops from teachers and using them in pods. I thought it would be a good idea to get these extra laptops into classes. This meant that there would be at least 3 computers in each class and the possibility of booking the school laptop pods (Giving classrooms the option of having up to 11 computers).
    Extra laptops meant more ICT integration 
  • My Action Research Learning Intentions (goals):
    • Is to have children safely setting up and packing away laptops.
    • To confidently be able to trouble shoot computers.
  • Implementation
    I intend to train the Digi Kids and Techno Rangers fortnightly so they can take this knowledge into classes and support students and work alongside teachers.
  • How did I implement my research
    I chose to focus on training the year 5’s (The Techno Rangers) as the year 6 children had a lot of other responsibilities in the school.
    The Techno Rangers have been busy working with Belinda and myself in...
    • Setting up and safely packing away laptops.
    • General safety and care of pods.
    • Learning how to use tabbed browser for key word internet searching.
    • Basic trouble shooting for PODS.
    • Basic training in windows programs.
    • Teaching staff how to use Publisher at a staff Meeting.
  • Techno Rangers in Training
  • What did I need to do or consider?
    How did I do this?
    The internet safety forms went home to ever student and we able to track this data on Classroom Manager.
    I asked at our ICT meeting for leaders to get feedback from staff on how often they used their laptops.
    I ran a staff meeting where I invited the Techno Rangers to up skill staff in using Publisher 2007.
    The Online survey was based on the effectiveness and plans for next years Techno Rangers.
  • The following information is big porkies!!!
    I managed to see the Techno Rangers every two weeks, there were no interruptions like sports games?!?
    The timetable for the Techno Rangers worked perfectly?!?
    My class can run themselves, leaving me to focus on my Action Research?!?
    I blogged everyday about my Action Research progress?!?
    I can’t wait to do another Action Research- I may do one in the weekend?!?
  • What actually happened...
    I felt the PRESSURE of running a class full time and taking on the responsibility of Leading the ICT team.
  • How I over came it...
    First of all I cried to Belinda!
    Then I re focussed and put my plan into action 
    The Plan
    • Invite the Techno Rangers to attend a staff meeting. They will be able to teach staff on how to use Publisher 2007.
    • Success Criteria: Staff will go back into class and teach their children to produce a class page for the school magazine
  • Did I achieve what I set out to do?
    • My goal was to:
    • Have children safely setting up and packing away laptops.
    • Confidently be able to trouble shoot computers.
    What’s Happened…
    • The extra laptops are being used daily. Teachers are enjoying having an extra laptop to use.
    • The laptop pods are being booked daily.
    • Teachers are more confident about integrating ICT in their classroom programmes.
    • The Techno Rangers are confident computer monitors. They attended a staff meeting to help up skill teachers in using Publisher 2007- a required program for this years school magazine.
  • Techno Rangers Teach Staff..
  • Staff feedback
  • Survey Results
  • Survey Results
  • Survey Results
  • Staff Survey
  • Plans For next time...
    • Techno Rangers are currently training new monitors for next year.
    • Staff have been surveyed and we have a list of computer programs that staff would like to learn.
    • Continue to monitor the booking of laptop pods.
    • Continue to meet regularly with the Techno Rangers.
  • Techno Rangers Future Training based on staff requests...
  • Sustainability
    We keep this word in mind while we continue to move forward in integrating ICT in the classroom.
  • The only way is up!
    Please check out my progress on my Lead Teacher Blog.
    Thank You
    Bridget Smith