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Il Conference 2010 Alex Tear Uk


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Il Conference 2010 Alex Tear Uk

  1. 1. Introducing it’s Learning into a UK Primary School Alex Tear, Headteacher, Esher Church School, UK
  2. 2. Questions to explore with you How does it feel to be a learner in a UK Primary School in 2010? Is there a difference between ‘ICT Capability’ and ‘Digital Literacy’? How does a Learning Platform enable and facilitate 21st Century learning?
  3. 3. The UK’s Dilemma 21st Century Learners & Tools 20th Century Teachers & Workforce 19th Century School Buildings
  4. 4. How does it feel to be a learner in a UK Primary School in 2010?
  5. 5. Developing Learner Autonomy
  6. 6. Developments in the UK Creative, cross-curricular approaches to outdated, prescriptive, knowledge driven approach to learning New Primary National Curriculum – Sept 2011 following Rose and Cambridge Reviews. Successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens…essentials of learning and life (core), six areas of learning….. built from ‘ground up’ based on Early Years & Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which encourages independence and autonomous learners…
  7. 7. ICT Capability defined (UK, NC, 2010) Focus • Children use and apply their ICT knowledge, skills and understanding confidently and competently in their learning and in everyday contexts. They become independent and discerning users of technology, recognising opportunities and risks and using strategies to stay safe. Children learn how to: • find and select information from digital and online sources, making judgements about accuracy and reliability • create, manipulate and process information using technology to capture and organise data, in order to investigate patterns and trends; explore options using models and simulations; and combine still and moving images, sounds and text to create multimedia products • collaborate, communicate and share information using connectivity to work with, and present to, people and audiences within and beyond the school • refine and improve their work, making full use of the nature and pliability of digital information to explore options and improve outcomes.
  8. 8. Digital Literacy?
  9. 9. Digital Literacy defined • The ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. • The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers or other devices • A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment... Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. University Library of Illinois, USA
  10. 10. Enabling Cross-School Enhancing learner Collaborative Learning engagement & motivation Global Dimension Extending Sharing & developing Learning beyond good professional the classroom practice
  11. 11. Enhancing learner engagement and motivation • ‘Educational’ Social Networking in a safe environment • Enhanced levels of autonomy through the use of projects • Genuine, collaborative and shared learning through the use of discussion forums • ‘Anytime, anywhere’ learning
  12. 12. Sharing and developing good professional practice
  13. 13. Extended learning beyond the classroom Y&feature=player_embedded
  14. 14. Virtual Learning Walks • Elm Partnership Project focused on collaborative learning across schools with different aged learners from 4 to 19 years • Schools visit each other each half-term, touring classrooms and school grounds with a specific focus eg ‘Sustainability’, ‘Pupil Voice’ • Logistically complex and difficult to organise for 32 schools, time consuming • Use of Learning Platform to create ‘Virtual Learning Walks’ – children use Flip video recorders and digital cameras to capture their school • Post on LP as a ‘project’ with use of forums to facilitate discussion about what they saw compared to their own schools
  15. 15. Global Dimension & International Festival Link School in Uganda
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  17. 17. Next Generation Learning video dBT9mmizL8&feature=player_embedded
  18. 18. Next Generation Charter, BECTA, UK Stages of ICT Development Autumn 2009 Autumn 2010 January 2011 January 2012
  19. 19. Next Generation Charter We will ensure that all our learners have access to develop their skills and make use of technology safely. We aspire to be an effective and efficient school with technology competent staff and learners. We will progress towards recognition and accreditation as a continuing commitment to improving ICT throughout the school. By making this commitment to Next Generation Learning over the next three years, we will: * develop a shared vision for the use of technology * plan the use of ICT across the curriculum * use technology to enhance learning and support * assess how technology is supporting our pupil’s learning * ensure all staff and learners can use technology effectively and safely * use technology to extend learning beyond the school * make sure we have safe, secure and sustainable resources * use technology to help learners progress and achieve.
  20. 20. Learning Platform Roll out
  21. 21. Thank you & questions.