ICT and its impact on schools’ infrastructure, teaching and learning

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Keynote address at the haysmacintyre Schools Conference
30/01/2013
Presentation by Mark Steed, Principal of Berkhamsted School and Chair of the ISC ICT Strategy Group

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ICT and its impact on schools’ infrastructure, teaching and learning

  1. 1. “ICT and its impact on schools’ infrastructure, teaching and learning” haysmacintyre Schools Conference Drapers’ Hall Wednesday 30th January 2013 Mark S. Steed, MA (Cantab.) MA (Nottingham) Principal, Berkhamsted Schools Group
  2. 2. “ICT and its impact on schools’ infrastructure, teaching and learning” Learning Teaching Infrastructure The Future
  3. 3. Learning
  4. 4. Learning Learning1. Learning2. Collaborative Learning3. Creativity is an expression of Learning
  5. 5. Learning
  6. 6. Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
  7. 7. BaB: Bring-a-Browser
  8. 8. iTextbooks
  9. 9. Collaborative Learning
  10. 10. How ICT is transforming learning:Tools for Collaborative Learning Wikipedia – “Wisdom of the Crowd”
  11. 11. How ICT is transforming learning:Tools for Collaborative Learning Wikipedia – “Wisdom of the Crowd” The “Wisdom of the Class”
  12. 12. How ICT is transforming learning:Tools for Collaborative Learning Wikipedia – “Wisdom of the Crowd” The “Wisdom of the Class” Dylan Wiliam, Institute of Education  Pupils learn more from each other than from teachers
  13. 13. How ICT is transforming learning:Tools for Collaborative Learning Wikipedia – “Wisdom of the Crowd” The “Wisdom of the Class” Dylan Wiliam, Institute of Education  Pupils learn more from each other than from teachers ICT can provide a platform for collaborative learning
  14. 14. How ICT is transforming learning: Cloud-Based LearningTools for Collaborative Learning Google Apps  Free  Internet/Cloud-based  Comparable functionality to the MS Office Suite (ish)
  15. 15. Creativity as an expression of Learning
  16. 16. How ICT is transforming learning:Creativity is an expression of LearningUsing creativity in Learning: Blogs Presentations Movies Animations
  17. 17. How ICT is transforming learning:Creativity is an expression of Learning AS-level French  Christmas Task  A response to Coline Serreau’s Romuald and Julliette 1989  Alison Munro Y12
  18. 18. Teaching
  19. 19. The Changing Role of the TeacherThe teacher as a font of all knowledge
  20. 20. How ICT is transforming learning:“The Wisdom of the Class” Noting Chapter 12 of The Great Gatsby
  21. 21. How ICT is transforming learning: Cloud-Based LearningGmail It is possible for every pupil to have a free Gmail account, but which also has a school domain (jbloggs@berkhamstedschool.net) The advantages • It can run easily on their smart phones • They will continue to use the Gmail after they leave school (much easier to keep in touch with former pupils) • You don’t confuse staff and pupils running on the School Exchange (Email) Server
  22. 22. Learning on the MoveiPads in the Classroom
  23. 23. Learning on the MoveiPads in the Classroom http://www.essaacademy.org http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20930195 http://www.apple.com/uk/education/profiles/essa/
  24. 24. Infrastructure
  25. 25. What ICT Strategists need to put in place to allow this to happen
  26. 26. How to ensure ICT transforms learning:Who sets the ICT strategy? Start with the pupils and the teachers
  27. 27. How to ensure ICT transforms learning:Educational priorities inform ICT StrategyTeachers want to Stream YouTube or ClickView clips  Need excellent internet connection Make videos in lessons  Need a media server  Need a lot of storage
  28. 28. How to ensure ICT transforms learning:Educational priorities inform ICT StrategyPupils want to Access the Internet on their Phones  Need Separate WiFi structure/system Access work from home  Need server structure that will provide remote access from home
  29. 29. How to ensure ICT transforms learning:Who sets the ICT strategy? ICT strategy cannot be seen in isolation – it has to be part of a whole school strategy. ICT strategy is too important to be left to the Network Manager. Someone in the School Leadership Team needs to take strategic responsibility for ICT
  30. 30. How to ensure ICT transforms learning:Who sets the ICT strategy? Educational priorities must inform ICT priorities
  31. 31. ICT Capital Investment Priorities: Four areas to consider
  32. 32. Investment PrioritiesWeb-based Learning Resources Learning Platform Google Apps  Free  Internet/Cloud-based  Comparable functionality to the MS Office Suite (ish)
  33. 33. Investment PrioritiesBaB: Bring a Browser
  34. 34. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. WIFI that is better than 3G4. Media Storage
  35. 35. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable, secure network a) Network Speed b) Network Reliability c) Network Security3. WIFI that is better than 3G4. Media Storage
  36. 36. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. A robust WIFI network a) Different user groups (staff, pupils, visitors) b) Sufficient Capacity
  37. 37. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. A robust WIFI network4. Media Storage
  38. 38. Hard Disk DriveSeptember 1956IBM launched the 305 RAMAC,the first SUPER computer with ahard disk drive (HDD).The HDD weighed over a ton andstored a whopping 5 MB of data.
  39. 39. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. A robust WIFI network4. Media Storage
  40. 40. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. WIFI that is better than 3G4. Media Storage
  41. 41. Direction of Travel? Mobile Cross-platform Web-based Martini Learning
  42. 42. Direction of Travel? Mobile Cross-platform Web-based Martini Learning
  43. 43. The Examination System When was the last time that you did a piece of work sitting in silence without access to technology and the Internet?
  44. 44. Word-processors in Exams“Centres are allowed to provide a wordprocessor with the spelling and grammarcheck/predictive text disabled to a candidatewhere it is their normal way of workingwithin the centre, unless an awarding body’sspecification says otherwise. This also includesan electronic brailler, an iPad or a pc tablet.”JCQ General and Vocational Qualifications, Instructions forconducting examinations 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013.Section 8.8 p.24
  45. 45. Word-processors in Exams Exam Board Regulations:
  46. 46. The FutureThe Digital Examination Room  Increased numbers taking exams on laptops.  Storage issues  Failure issues  Power issues
  47. 47. The Future
  48. 48. The FutureSomething to think about . . . . .MOOCs are going to change the way the next generation learns.
  49. 49. The FutureSomething to think about . . . . .MOOCs are going to change the way the next generation learns.
  50. 50. The FutureMOOCsA MOOC is a The Two biggest  Mass MOOCs are  EdX  Open  Coursera  Online  Course
  51. 51. The FutureEdX www.edx.org
  52. 52. Coursera www.coursera.org
  53. 53. EdX Courses (not just resources!)
  54. 54. The FutureMOOCs – Opportunity or Threat?Opportunity Excellent courses taught by the world’s experts. Support Sixth form work Excellent resource for staff INSET.
  55. 55. The FutureMOOCs – Opportunity or Threat?Opportunity Threat Excellent courses taught  How long before these by the world’s experts. received qualification Support Sixth form work tariffs? Excellent resource for  How long before staff INSET. someone is producing High Quality Online Courses for Sixth Formers for free?
  56. 56. “ICT and its impact on schools’ infrastructure, teaching and learning” Learning Teaching Infrastructure The Future
  57. 57. Berkhamsted ICT Open Day Technical Stream Teaching and Strategy 1 Teaching and Strategy 2 Tuesday 12th Session 1 Dave Pacey, MFL and iDevices Science Teaching February 2012 Director of ICT Laura Knight, Head of Dr Steve Redman, Modern Languages Physics and Director of eLearning Session 2 Meru Maths and ICT Leasing, MFD’s and Martin Middleton, IT Budgets Maths Peter Nicholls, Vice Principal, Business Operations Session 3 TBC Using Google Apps Bring Your Own effectively Device Strategy Rosie McColl, English, Mark S Steed, Head of eLearning Principal Development Dr Nick Dennis, Deputy Head Boys (Academic)Book at http://ictopenday.eventbrite.co.uk/
  58. 58. Email: principal@berkhamstedschool.orgTwitter: @independentheadBlog: http://independenthead.blogspot.com

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