ICT Effective Learning Opportunities for All “ The learning community can create, receive, collect and share text, images and sounds on a vast range of topics, in ways more stimulating, richer and more time-efficient than ever before.” David Woods, Lead Advisor for London Challenge “ Now with ICT we really can do anything and the much tougher question is, what would we wish education to be like? ’’ Stephen Heppell
Literacy development writing frames, planning tools, word prediction, text-to-speech, keyboard skills, reading and recording support Accessibility assistive technologies, customising resources, access strategies, personalisation and flexibility Web2 Tools book making, presentations, multimedia, visual representation, organisation, collaboration Quality First Teaching How can ICT help overcome barriers and make everyday learning as good as it should be?
The writing process: plan, draft, edit, share Supportive tools for written recording Literacy Development
Writing frames & models Structured support Scaffolding £125
Adapted settings Backgrounds Text adjustments Mice and pointers Display options Format options Visual clarity To record sound into Word 2003: Insert menu, insert object, choose Wave Sound Recorder. Word 2007: Add the ‘add voice’ button to the quick access toolbar. Thesaurus: shift F7 Windows 7 has text-to-speech and speech recognition.
Accessibility options Learners in control Foster independence
Access devices free Access to the curriculum Independent recording Leisure opportunities
Portable devices Visual impairment support Accessibility £649 £495
Alternative ways of recording Podcasting Voice recorders Using sound £69 free
Web2 tools The 3 Cs: Collaborate Create Connect Rich stimulating content Interactive multisensory learning Web2 tools for book making, presentations, multimedia, visual representation, organisation, collaboration
Visual recording Visual browsing Make the abstract concrete Visual tools
Reminders Research skills Personalised desktop Organisation £10
Collaboration tools Ways of responding Turn-taking Learning buddies Encourage tentative contributors Sharing and collaboration
Calm time Creative time Learning breaks Motivation and rewards
WebLinks Support all areas of learning Communicating Developing self esteem
What worked for me? What works for others? Share and collaborate Pace & logistics Acceptable use & e-safety Keep parents informed Acknowledge sources Making it work ‘ Technology will never replace teachers. However, teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students will replace those who do not.’ Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach