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Action research

  1. 1. By Bridget Smith
  2. 2. 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 
  3. 3. Is to have children safely setting up and packing away laptops. To confidently be able to trouble shoot computers.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5.  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...
  6. 6. If I use any images or student work I will obtain parental permission. I needed to check: That laptops were being used in classes- Monitor how often these are being booked. Check that I am up skilling monitors to suit teachers needs and know the programs confidently. I will create an online survey for teachers. 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.
  7. 7. 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?!?
  8. 8. I I felt the PRESSURE of running a class full time and taking on the responsibility of Leading the ICT team.
  9. 9. 1. First of all I cried to Belinda! 2. Then I re focussed and put my plan into action  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
  10. 10. Yes!  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.
  11. 11. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 ICT In Class Book Pods Use interactive sites Use student laptop Everyday Most Days Never
  12. 12. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Word 2007 Publisher 2001 Email Mimio Notebook Record Now Screen Shot Adobe 8 Windows Movie Maker Microsoft Computer programs teachers use daily Programes
  13. 13. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Blogging Google Search Google Advanced Tabbed Browser You Tube Skype BDS School Wiki Voice Thread Picture Trail Other Internet Programs Series 1
  14. 14. 0 20 40 60 80 100 How effective do you find the Techno Rangers Not helpful Satisfactory Excellent
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 0 10 20 30 40 50 Word 2007 Excel 2007 Screen Shot Adobe 8 Windows Movie… BDS School Wiki Record Now Tabbed Browser Other Programs teachers would like to learn Programs teachers would like to learn
  17. 17. We keep this word in mind while we continue to move forward in integrating ICT in the classroom.
  18. 18. Thank You Bridget Smith The only way is up! Please check out my progress on my Lead Teacher Blog.