Computing at School (CAS) http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ The Computing at School (CAS) Working Group aims to promote the teaching of computer science at school.
CAS was born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with a serious concern that many students are being turned off computing by a combination of factors that have conspired to make the subject seem dull and pedestrian. Our goal is to put the excitement back into Computing at school.
Classroom Profiles [from Apple] http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/ Classroom Profiles [from Apple]
From elementary schools to universities, Apple products are transforming the
learning experience, making it more interactive, immersive, and engaging.
How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? http://mashable.com/2013/02/05/teachers-technology-infographic/ How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? Infographics
PBS Learning Media, in preparation for Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, conducted a national survey of pre-K to 12th grade teachers to find out how many incorporate technology into their day-to-day classroom activities.
According to a press release, close to 74% of all teachers surveyed said they use digital resources — tablets, computers — to expand and reinforce on content in their classrooms.
Among the other highlights: 69% of those surveyed said educational technology helps them “do much more than ever before” for their students, with the most commonly used resources being online lesson plans, interactive web games and online articles.
Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 26 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
IBM Academic Initiative https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/university/academicinitiative/ IBM Academic Initiative
IBM Academic Initiative is a global program that facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the information technology skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace.
Become a member of the Academic Initiative to get no-charge access to hardware, full-version software, professionally developed courseware, tools, training, books, and discounts. Let us help you keep up with the latest technologies and reap the benefits of open source.
ICT-Supported Project-based Learning [PBL] http://bit.ly/Mi8b0t ICT-Supported Project-based Learning: the Myths and Truths
The purpose of this article is to facilitate the effective enactment of PBL by breaking some of the misconceptions that teachers may have.
Those misconceptions sometimes hold teachers back from taking the first step towards ICT-supported project based learning; other times, those misconceptions cause teachers to abuse PBL approaches. We hope that this article helps teachers make a right decision on using PBL or other student-centred approaches with ICTs.
Teachtoday.com: Living with technology http://www.teachtoday.eu/
Teachtoday.com: Living with technology
Teachtoday provides information and advice for teachers, head teachers, governors and other members of the school workforce about the positive, responsible and safe use of new technologies.
With the internet, social networking, mobiles and other technologies now part of daily life for many of your students, you play a vital role in helping them to manage their digital spaces and develop their ICT, media literacy and social skills.
Teachtoday is a resource for teachers, head teachers, school administrators and educators of all kinds. The site contains advice and information on new technologies in education and how to use them effectively and, most importantly, safely.
Although the site is based in the UK and targeted toward teachers in the EU, the advice they give and the issues they discuss are universal since many of the problems that come along with new technologies affect schools and students in the same way, regardless of location.
There’s lots of information about internet and mobile safety on the Web already, but we wanted you to have a single place that answers some of the specific questions you might have as a teacher or other member of the school workforce - whether you’re teaching five year olds or 18 year olds; whether you’re an ICT expert or a complete beginner.
7 Innovative Ways Teachers Are Using Tech http://huff.to/oSpf1z High Tech Schools: 7 Innovative Ways Teachers Are Using Tech In The Classroom
Many schools across the [USA] country have rules about tech in the classroom, but they’re not the rules you might think. Teachers instruct students to take out their smartphones, to power up their iPads, and to log in to Twitter.
The teachers and administrators featured in the slideshow are tapping into the potential that tech tools hold for education.
eduTecher http://edutecher.com/ eduTecher was created in late 2007. The website’s main purpose is to help educators and schools around the world effectively integrate technology, including the wonderful tools on the vast World Wide Web, into the classroom.
eduTecher offers links to hundreds of web tools and sites and provides concise information on how the tools may be useful in the classroom setting.
An inquiry-oriented approach ... http://bit.ly/brD81Q An inquiry-oriented approach for making the best use of ICT in the classroom
The first part of this article written by Roser Pintó Casulleras et al.,highlights the most commonly used technologies in science classrooms, reviewing the unique opportunities they offer that would not be possible otherwise.
After discussing the potential (or lack thereof) of these technologies, the second part of the article presents a proposal for using some of them in a specific pedagogical context: an inquiry-based learning cycle for laboratory work.
UK ICT Excellence Awards 2008 .. sharing good practice http://tiny.cc/bectaawards UK ICT Excellence Awards 2008: Winning schools and organisations
The winning schools and organisations were announced on Thursday 6 November 2008, at an evening awards ceremony at Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield.
To read more about the winners and runners-up, and see videos on the winners ....
Also see the videos on the YouTube channel
ICT excellence in schools http://bit.ly/7psPA0 Next generation learning right now: recognising ICT excellence in schools
Next generation learning right now documents the achievements of all 27 winning schools and organisations from the 2008 ICT Excellence Awards.
Worksheets for introducing (UK) Year 7 to ICT http://bit.ly/3CfuE Worksheets for introducing (UK) Year 7 to ICT.
Suitable for SEN users at an older age. Follow the link to find case studies on ICT and SEN, more lesson plans and further resources for the whole secondary age range.
Top 10 on the Web - Secondary ICT http://www.teachers.tv/video/4946 Top 10 on the Web - Secondary ICT
A quick fire run down of the ten best websites for teaching ICT, chosen by Coopers Technology College in Kent.
Ben Moor introduces the websites with comments from teachers at Coopers Technology College, and sneak previews of the contents. The school was given 50 suggested sites, chosen with help from a ICT Advisor, and then added their own favourites.
It was difficult to decide on their top ten but Lesley Lamb, ICT teacher, says of their number one, "the actual topics they?ve chosen are quite futuristic, very child friendly, very colourful".
ICT Teacher http://www.justinarnold.co.uk/ictteacher/index.shtml ICT Teacher
When ictteacher.com first began, tutorials was what we did mostly. Since then we have grown to include a glossary, resources and games, but we are now able to provide a growing collection of our own, original video tutorials.
Teach ICT http://www.teachict.co.uk/ Teach ICT
We are a group of teachers who enjoy creating interactive resources for ICT at (UK) KS3, KS4 & KS5.
We produce interactive resources aimed at stimulating pupil's imaginations, enhancing their creativity and making the life of the teacher easier.
Our commission based system also repays teachers who put their time and effort into creating interactive resources.
Top 100 (ICT) Tools for Learning http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html Top 100 Tools for Learning
The current list is compiled from the contributions of
learning professionals (from both education and workplace learning) who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning both for their own personal learning/productivity and for creating learning solutions for others
Computer Integration in the Classroom http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=164302309 Computer Integration in the Classroom
As educators technology has revolutionized the way we teach, communicate, and manage information. Gone are the days of Blue Masters and hand written report cards. The educator who is not staying current on the application of technology is making his/her job harder and to a degree, limiting their student's possibilities.
Personalised Learning and ICT http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/learning/headteachers.asp Information and communication technology (ICT) is proving that it can play an important role in personalised learning.
ICT has become a key tool in managing learning and using educational resources.
The ICT planning guide explains how schools can integrate ICT.
My Learning, My Way, the Microsoft personalised learning website, brings together resources and discussions of how ICT can help with learning styles and develop multiple intelligences. You can also find case studies demonstrating the use of ICT in schools.
Integrating ICTs into the Curriculum http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=2490 Integrating ICTs into the Curriculum : UNESCO
This catalogue contains a range of resources in the form of books, CD-ROMs, online publications, websites and articles from e-journals that aim to provide teachers, senior school managers, curriculum developers and administrators with guidelines and strategies for integrating ICTs effectively into teaching and learning.
Most of the resources included in this catalogue may be found online. For the print publications and CD-ROMs, publisher? details have been included. All resources may be found in the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Library based at UNESCO Bangkok.
Technology Integration Made Easy http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/archives/technology.shtml Technology Integration Made Easy
Are you anxious to integrate technology into your curriculum, but are intimidated by the time and tech savvy necessary to plan technology activities or participate in technology projects?
Included: Twenty activities and nearly 50 Web sites to help you integrate technology into your daily routine.
EDclass http://www.edclass.com EDclass : A technology integration solution that improves student achievement.
EDclass is a complete library of classroom-ready integration activities that improve student achievement. EDclass activities are presented as small, interactive electronic books - called activBooks - that open on students' and teachers' computers to guide them successfully through effective curriculum-based lessons.
When it comes to technology integration, EDclass provides the link between professional development and classroom practice.
Using web-based resources in Primary ICT http://tinyurl.com/3usxu Using web-based resources in Primary ICT
The examples given here describe a number of lessons in which websites are used effectively to support the teaching of ICT in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Strategies for Integrating Technology into Your Curriculum http://www.gp.k12.mi.us/ci/ce/computer/strategies.htm Strategies for Integrating Technology into Your Curriculum
Use the Internet to Conduct Research Investigations, Collect Information, and Make Analyses
Dialog with Experts
Use the WWW as Tutor or Instructor
Participate in Collaborative Projects Using WWW Resources
Use the Multimedia Resources of the Internet
Prepare Students for Information Competencies
Use Technology Intentionally to Reform Learning
Combine Project-Based or Problem-Based Learning with Multimedia
Technology Integration http://www.lburkhart.com/ Technology Integration
Using the Internet in Elementary Schools | Using the Internet in Middle Schools |
Technology integration module - ICT in the Classroom http://www.glef.org/TI/index.html The technology integration module is meant for use either after completion of the project-based learning module or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning.
The module is designed for a two- to three-hour class or session. It can be used in conjunction with trainings of software applications that are used in classroom settings.
Guided Process, is designed to give participants a brief introduction to technology integration.
Part Two, Group Participation, guides participants in envisioning technology integration.
The PowerPoint presentation found in the Resources section can be used to introduce the module, or be used as a stand-alone presentation.