ICT for Studying
Research, References, Word, PowerPoint, Moodle, BlogFolio
ICT for teaching
VLEs, Presenting, IWBs, Resources, Web 2.0
ICT for learning
E-learning, E-safety, Multimedia, Games, Thinking
(me at university)
(me on school placement
How did we get here?
Why teach ICT?
How should we teach ICT?
with video Language, sound
Creative play with technology
Finding things out
on the web
ICT sessions 2010-11
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Preferred ICT learning style
Industry is screaming for ICT
'professionals' not ICT 'users'
To research more effectively;
better communication skills;
more efficient use of existing
It’s Interesting, Creative and
It's also relevant, bridges
generation gaps and is future
focused and driven!
To connect us with the global
community and enable
children to be passionate
about its potential to develop
for the future
It’s the only truly innovative
subject - new resources
produced every day
Because it is the most
exciting, magic & possibly
even life changing subject in
You stay warmer in the winter
than PE teachers
Support it instead.
Far more fun ;-)
Information and communication technology (ICT) prepares pupils to
participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities
are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing
technology. Pupils use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and
present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They
learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences
from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased
capability in the use of ICT promotes initiative and independent learning,
with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and
where to use ICT to best effect, and to consider its implications for home
and work both now and in the future.
ICT has enormous potential not
just for a National Curriculum.
It will change the way we learn
as well as the way we work.
Chris Yapp, ICL Fellow for Lifelong Learning
The modern world requires new skills.
Understanding ICT and, more importantly,
being able to apply it to the problems we face
is one of the most important. Increasingly
ICT will be vital for our individual prospects
and for our economy’s future.
Lord Dennis Stevenson, Prime Minister’s Adviser on ICT and Education
ICT expands horizons by
David Brown, Chairman, Motorola Ltd
With scientific method, we took things apart
to see how they work. Now with computers
we can put things back together to see how
they work, by modelling complex, interrelated
processes, even life itself. This is a new age of
discovery, and ICT is the gateway.
Douglas Adams, Author
To argue against the importance of ICT in the primary
curriculum is to ignore the increasing digitisation of
information worldwide. This will require digital literacy
of all children for their full participation in society.... In
all branches of knowledge, all professions and all
vocations, the effective use of new technologies will be
vital. Children not only need to learn to use specific
devices and applications, they also need to understand
the fundamental concepts of safe and critical use.
Sir Jim Rose, 2009
Young people have huge appetites for the
computing devices they use outside of
school. Yet ICT and Computer Science in
school seem to turn these young people off.
We need school curricula to engage them
better if the next generation are to engineer
technology and not just consume it
Matthew Harrison, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2010
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