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Learning Technologies B


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Learning Technologies B

  1. 1. Learning Technologies
  2. 2. Student Laptops <ul><li>All Yr 7s have a laptop for August 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>An expectation that all IB students have a laptop for August 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Longer term plan is for each new Yr 7 cohort to have laptops </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Move from a model of having a ‘computer’ lesson to one where students are using technology in a seamless way, as and when it is most appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication – integrated use of Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis, blogs, conferencing, forums. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration – shared documents, working with other schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity – further use of multi-media resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent learning – increasing opportunities as resources develop, on-line/personalised learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives – technology/ICT literate, confident users of technology, make decisions on appropriate use of technology, generic software skills. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Challenges <ul><li>Cost – parents and school </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure – network </li></ul><ul><li>Health issues – eyes, back … </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Social issues – ‘Computer geek!’ </li></ul><ul><li>Student use – distraction, e.g. Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Training </li></ul>
  5. 5. Timeline <ul><li>School Council informed of LT position. Permission requested to go to tender (May 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Decision on the vendor for the laptops (by November 2008) – tender process, school community involvement (+P6) </li></ul><ul><li>All teachers issued with new laptop (Jan 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>CPD (ongoing) </li></ul><ul><li>Network upgrade (Jan – April 09) </li></ul><ul><li>P6 parents evening / Collection of laptops by P6 </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve practicalities – lockers, security etc.. </li></ul>