07/02/2013

Blog 19: Auditing Staff Skills

Here is the document I will be using to audit the basic ICT skills and confidence of my colleagues. 

This will enable me, as subject leader, to:
  • Plug gaps in software and hardware provision
  • Identify trends in use. Are there any gaps in teachers' knowledge, skills and understanding?
  • Provide specific training and support
  • Remove obsolete resources
  • Embed ICT more effectively in the teaching and learning of the curriculum.
If you have any suggestions or comments please let me know, or if you would like a copy please let me know by email chrismcwilliam95@gmail.com


05/02/2013

Blog 18: Information, Communication and Learning Technology: A Guide for Primary Schools

I have recently completed my guide to ICT, which is available online as an ebook, or as a downloadable PDF.  I have put this guide together based on what has worked for me over the last two years.  It is a culmination of a lot of help from a lot of helpful people, too many to mention.  The book covers:

  • Planning
  • Assessment levels
  • End of year expectations
  • Curriculum Coverage
  • Policies
  • Software and apps
  • The upcoming curriculum
  • Digital leaders
It is not intended as an extensive guide full of 'must do' strategies. It is intended to provide guidance to newly appointed ICT coordinators and schools looking to integrate ICT into a creative curriculum.  Put simply, I wanted to create a resource that I would have found useful when I first became an ICT subject leader.  All feedback welcomed and encouraged!

Click the thumbnail below to view online.

Information, Communication and Learning Technology: A Guide for Primary Schools

Download for iBooks
Download as PDF