Encouraging Use of IT Across the Whole School

Our school is very lucky, in that it has been very well resourced throughout the last few years. We have Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, visualisers, a set of laptops and pride of place, our shiny new set of 12 iPads. We have received whole school training through NCTE, as well as in-house training delivered by different staff members. However, it is hard to ensure that all of our skills…

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Timetabling of Equipment

The old routine for using computers, was quite often a “Computer Room”. Each class was allocated a time, usually 1 hour a week/fortnight. In my own case when I was at school, it meant that every Wednesday afternoon, we dropped our pencils, stopped whatever we were doing and marched in an orderly fashion to the “Computer Room”. Once there, we opened up Mavis Beacon, or another similar game and played,…

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Creating E-Portfolios

Before the Summer, I received an email from my sister-in-law in Australia, entitled “Maeve in Daycare”. She included a link to a Tumblr account and a password. When I visited the site, I was thrilled to see pictures and videos of my 11 month niece, painting, playing with blocks and dancing to her favourite songs. The daycare she attended had set up password-protected Tumblr accounts for each child and provided…

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A Fresh Look at an Old Reliable

I am the type of person who embraces technology in all its forms. In the classroom, I am always open to new forms of technology such as interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, visualisers and anything else I can get my hands on! I also understand the importance of keeping up to date with the latest software, websites and the latest ways to use technology in my everyday teaching. Without a doubt,…

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