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The Primary ICT & E-learning Co-ordinator's Manual

The Primary ICT & E-learning Co-ordinator's Manual
Book One, A Guide for New Subject Leaders

  • James Wright - Primary Advisor, Lancashire Education Authority

June 2007 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Every primary school has the daunting task of embedding ICT and E- Learning into their curriculum. This practical manual is the first part of a 2-volume set that together makes up a detailed 2-year training programme for primary ICT and E-learning co-ordinators. The books combine key strategies and information with a weblog discussion from a group of 'virtual' co-ordinators who share their problems, fears and successes over the two-year programme, based on the author's wide experience of working with new co-ordinators and experienced staff on training programmes and in general support.

Book 1 is designed specifically for co-ordinators new to the role who need starting points and broad support. It presents a structured training programme split over three terms, guiding co-ordinators through the key stages of developing and implementing ICT policy and practice, including:

o auditing existing school systems

o reviewing and revising the school policy for ICT

o reviewing the ways in which ICT is used as a teaching and learning tool across the curriculum

o examining methods for the management of technical support services

o establishing a clear overview of standards in ICT, including a review of assessment procedures, moderating work, monitoring teaching and learning and creating E Portfolios.

The books have a companion website, which will offer downloadable versions of the photocopiable sheets from the book, as well as links to other sources of help and advice.

Introduction - Blogging
Chapter 1 - September
Fact Finding Audit, the Subject Leader File

A Vision for E-Learning

A Model of Leadership

Chapter 2 - October
Auditing Hardware

A Review of Technical Support

Strategic Audit & Self Review

Chapter 3 - November
Completing a Network Software Audit

Provision for the Discrete ICT Curriculum

Chapter 4 - December
Reviewing Software Licence Agreements

Understanding Attainment in ICT

Chapter 5 - January
Writing a Policy for ICT

Using ICT Across the Curriculum - Statutory Requirements

An Initial Review of Internet Safety Arrangements

Chapter 6 - February
Using ICT Across the Curriculum - An Autumn Term Macro Plan

Defining a Print Strategy

Chapter 7 - March
Using ICT Across the Curriculum - Spring and Summer Macro Plans

Managing Breakdowns

Chapter 8 - April
ICT in the Primary Strategy - Literacy

ICT in the Primary Strategy - Mathematics

Chapter 9 - May
Assessing ICT - Record Keeping

Towards a National Digital Curriculum

Monitoring Standards in ICT, Classroom Observations

Chapter 10 - June
Assessing ICT using Summative Assessment Tasks

Observations ICT in Other Subjects

CPD A Need Analysis

Chapter 11 - July
Planning Continuous Professional Development for ICT

Assessing ICT - Moderating Standards and Creating a School Portfolio

Reflections on Impact

Chapter 12 - August
The Road goes ever on and on


[This book is] absolutely wonderful. It will be my new Bible... I have used it loads already in preparation for my ICT Mark assessment. Taking on the role of ICT co-ordinator can be quite a daunting task but this step by step guide, breaking things down into manageable chunks will be very supportive. I love the blogging idea - the comments made by the characters are very realistic. This is just what new co-ordinators need, I wish I’d had this when I took over co-ordination of ICT! - Christine Beedham, Primary ICT adviser, Warrington

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