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  • Getting the services and network right at centre is however only part of the digital solution for Scottish education.
  • Getting the services and network right at centre is however only part of the digital solution for Scottish education.
  • Transparency and engagement
  • a general willingness to join up provision, however bandwidth remains an issue – particularly to access video or live streaming content
  • keen to invest and partner in education projects. There is a willingness to provide access to CPD resources which could be listed in CPD Find. Many teachers currently are not aware of available resources. Requirement for Procurement to take into account new and emerging technologies
  • a better understanding of what schools need such as schemes for leasing devices or guidance on pupils using their own devices. The broad variation in policy between authorities and schools leads to inequality in accessibility. For example, one authority has banned wireless networks – I’ll come back to this later.
  • It’s interesting to look at how Google have progressed initiatives, and the underlying philosophy and research.
  • schools with strong leadership generally have better ICT provision and are embedding the use technologies in pedagogy. A better understanding of standards may be needed, for example what does an understanding of emerging technology mean at different school levels?
  • Scottish Summer School for Leadership - Denis Mongon professional moral duty
  • classrooms with no ICT provision still exist in 2011, but what should be expected?
  • Presently, many local authorities have gone down the route of providing an interactive whiteboard in a classroom as the sole IT provision – moving away from the 1:1 agenda much needed for greater use of technology, and true individualised learning offered through Glow.
  • why should access to web content e.g. BBC Learning Clips and YouTube vary between authorities? Internet safety is currently being used as a smokescreen for bandwidth issues. Clarity needed on what learners/practitioners should be able to see and access?
  • the scope for a national virtual school as suggested at recent ADES Conference should be explored in more detail. It could provide subjects not viable in schools with staffing limitations or low uptake? Could this also benefit excluded learners and those out of school for whatever reasons and be tied in to the virtual college of school leader ship recommended by the Donaldson review?
  • – a greater understanding of what efficiencies technology can deliver and the savings to be had from national procurement, for example. Need to think more about declaring efficiencies achieved
  • e.g. move to the cloud and 1:1 access to the internet. A collective view may be needed on what this could mean for education
  • Access to devices is central to the use of digital technology in Scottish Education.
  • The irony of this is that many pupils bring a learning device to school in their pocket and are told not to use it. A mobile phone, iPod or portable games console can be a great device to help a learner in their studies, but most schools will prohibit their use.
  • Leaner centredness of itChannel 4 from Ollie – jobs in a digital agePupils voiceYoung ScotGlobally competitive – confucius hubs
  • According to Gartner, 2010 was the year of the tablet device, as some 50 manufacturers rolled out their new product line.
  • Another project of our new technologies team has been the development of CANVAS (Children’s Art in the Virtual Arena of Scotland). CANVAS is accessed by Glow and is a safe and secure on-line virtual world where children from local education authorities can showcase and talk about their artwork. But as well as providing an individual showcase the main CANVAS galley can hold guest exhibits and also accommodate guest speakers.But that’s not all – we also see CANVAS as being fundamentally important in supporting our Internet Safety and Responsible Use agenda. For example, we know that are current 5-7 year olds already exit in on-line in virtual worlds. They will never grow into Bebo, or facebook that offer only text driven interfaces. CANVAS provides a mechanism for teachers to teach about behavior in online virtual universes in a safe and secure way. We will be offering guidance on how teachers may choose to utilize this resource later in the year.I think I should also emphasis at this point that Internet Safety and Responsible Use is the responsibility of all practitioners and therefore the responsibility of all school leaders. You need to make sure that you are up-to-date – unfortunately most people aren’t. Again you can find more details and information on our website under the ‘Using Glow and ICT’ area.
  • Now I’ve mentioned games based learning a lot this morning and one of the reasons for this is because Scotland is currently the world leader in this area. You can find out more about the work we do in the ‘Using Glow and ICT’ area of our website.However, one of the reasons that I think it is important is that we can learn a huge amount from our experience of introducing computer games into the classroom as we move into the implementation of a Curriculum for Excellence. People felt uneasy about our early work with computer games just like some still feel uneasy about CfE.So in short, just like we have done with computer games we need to learn how to take people with us and that is a skill that all school leaders need to develop.
  • You can also subscribe to any of the video content available on our website on iTunes U (The ‘U’ stands for University) – where we were the first K-12 organisation present outside of North America. In particular as aspiring school leaders you may be particularly interested in the CfE Exemplification series and the HMIe Journey to Excellence series.
  • it is recognised that technology doesn’t make teaching easier but does change how learning is facilitated. Need to consider emerging pedagogy in conjunction with emerging technologies and technology paradigm shifts
  • consistent messages and understanding of models for economic sustainability requires more thought
  • Joined up thinking across government and local authorities must remain a high priority if we wish to tackle some of the complicated issues surrounding infrastructure and bandwidth provision for schools.
  • To solve the speed issues for these locations, we’d need to solve this last mile. Where Pathfinder projects have increased this last mile for many, some LAs are still yet to benefit from increased capacity at the edges of their networks.
  • Changing mindsets – how do we work with the professionals, and LAs – what is our model of changeExploit the natives, highlight the believers?
  • Future of tech_in_learning

    1. 1. The future of technology in education…<br />Learning & Teaching Scotland<br />
    2. 2. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”<br />Mark Twain<br />
    3. 3. The wider agenda<br />
    4. 4. “To build a new system you don’t compete with the old one, you build a new system that makes the old one obsolete”<br />Buckminster Fuller<br />
    5. 5. www.technologiesforlearningstrategy.org.uk<br />
    6. 6. CPD<br />
    7. 7. Private Sector<br />
    8. 8. Imagecredit: Jason Kottke<br />
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    12. 12. Digital Content and Tools<br />
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    19. 19. 'Please fail very quickly – <br />so that you can try again<br />Photocredit: charles haynes<br />
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    25. 25. Learning Space Entitlements<br />
    26. 26. Photocredit:crol373<br />
    27. 27. Digital Entitlement<br />
    28. 28. There is a new generation emerging that will change the world as never before<br />Tapscott, Growing Up Digital<br />
    29. 29. Digital Provision<br />
    30. 30. Efficiency<br />
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    32. 32. Access to devices<br />
    33. 33. wired for learning…<br />
    34. 34. learner-centric<br />
    35. 35. 2010<br />the year of the tablet…<br />
    36. 36. 2011<br />the year of AR…?<br />
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    38. 38. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />1: The phone app<br />2: The ‘wearable’<br />
    39. 39. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
    40. 40. facial recognition<br />
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    53. 53. Pedagogy<br />
    54. 54. Economy<br />
    55. 55. Infrastructure<br />
    56. 56. The last mile<br />
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    59. 59. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. Elbert Hubbard<br />
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    61. 61. Responsible ‘digital’ citizens<br />
    62. 62. Learning & Teaching Scotland<br />Andrew BrownA.Brown@LTScotland.org.uk<br />