ICT Focus Group Report 2010 By the ICT Focus Team Andrea, Anna, Cherie and Ruth.
Where We Were…
Every full-time teacher had a laptop.
We had two digital cameras.
We had five Mac laptops with limited capabilities.
We had one video camera.
We had one data projector.
Where We Were…
In 2008 we acquired…
Eight HP desktop computers (distributed from Rooms 8 -16). Later that year we got eight more. (both through successful grants)
5 Canon Powershot Digital Cameras (grant) and lunchboxes to keep all the accessories in.
Flash drives for every classroom.
Energiser battery chargers.
Software as per ICT contract.
PD 2008 Comic life, Kid Pix, Digital Cameras and Typography.
These were our future directions:
Ideal Classroom Resources
Computers available for students (1:8)
Laptops (pod) available to all classroom (1:2)
Interactive whiteboards with a fixed data projector in all classrooms
1 Digital camera for each classroom (teacher use)
Digital cameras suitable for children to use as a class set (1:2)
Currently at 1:9 Currently 1:3 Interactive Whiteboards are in Rooms 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Currently share 1:1.5 camera between classes. Students and teachers both use them. There is also a pod of 6 cameras that is available to book.
Where We Were…
In 2009 we acquired:
Six new Canon digital cameras.
Three Promethean Interactive Whiteboards (Grant)
More flash drives for classrooms.
Three staff attended North Island School tour.
PD on Inquiry Model, wikis, movie making, IWB training, Inquiry observations, Google and Web2.0 tools, blogs, inquiry audit, techie sessions (in house), cluster sharing.
Practicum release was 1 CRT day per term (3 days)
ICT lead teachers released to work with Megan (etime)
All staff attended a local tour.
We created a Thinking Tool Folder to support staff.
Where we’re at now July 2010
Purchases this year:
Four yellow “Easyspeak” microphones (dictaphones)
Four Promethean Interactive Whiteboards (Grant).
Six hands-free microphones for computers.
Parts for a mobile computer pod trolley (C.O.W. – Computers on Wheels).
Six USB flashdrives.
3 canon digital powershot cameras
8 Acer desktop PCs (Grant)
Professional Development 2010
All full-time teaching staff attended a local tour of Schools.
Etime practicum: digital Maths, digital Literacy, Kidpix, Digital art, IWB training.
IWB training in house.
1 CRT day used each term this year.
All teaching staff use Google Calendar to book ICT equipment.
ICT development and sustainability overview: Rubric Inquiry Model
ICT use at Spreydon Interactive Whiteboards
Equip all classrooms with Promethean Boards.
Cost? $50,000 (leased to own)
Actual Budget $7,500 per annum.
More desktop computers available in classrooms.
More laptops for the C.O.W.
More digital cameras (1+ per classroom).
Train a team of “Techie Kids”
ICT leaders released from classroom to repair/configure equipment and support staff in use of equipment.