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

  • James Wright - Primary Advisor, Lancashire Education Authority


May 2007 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
[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

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 two volume set that together makes up a detailed two 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
 
TERM ONE
 
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  
 
TERM TWO
 
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  
 
TERM THREE
 
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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