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Vision Statement

November 5, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Duffy (2006, 7) notes ‘when pupils learn about ICT and when they learn with ICT they are being equipped to participate in a constantly developing world’. This quote illustrates and reflects how crucial ICT is in children’s education, starting in the Early Years.  Technology is part of all of our lives, with no sphere untouched by […]

Today was our last EVER ICT session as trainee teachers. The next time we’re involved in an ICT session we will be leading it or will be NQTs on a course. (Scary but so exciting!) It’s quite upsetting that I will never get to enjoy exploring different apps and creating quality resources with the lovely […]

Today’s session focused on the use of ICT across the curriculum, it’s important for people to see ICT as a subject that can support learning and not a stand alone subject. A good example of ICT forming a major part of linking the curriculum was ‘Bridgecraft:technology uniting the physical and digital worlds’ the whole school took […]

In this session we explored computing and it’s place in the Revised National Curriculum. In Key Stage 1 pupils are expected to: understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions create and debug simple programs  use logical reasoning to predict the […]

After a stressful term and a few weeks without lectures I am very excited to get into placement and put this new ICT knowledge into practice! As I was browsing my placement school’s website I discovered they used blogging as a tool for their classes. They blog about what the children have been doing and […]

Purple Mash

January 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

In the last session, because my group had finished earlier, we were able to explore the apps or purple mash in more detail. I chose to explore purple mash and have decided that this website, with it’s wealth of resources, deserved a blog post to itself. I’ll include a small sample of the activities because […]

I was excited to return to another ICT session, exploring the different apps was very enjoyable and I couldn’t wait to use more. As we finished our trailer in the previous session we decided to explore a different app to create a retelling of the story. We decided to use Puppet Pals, an app with […]

And we’re back…

September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

We have begun year 2 with a bang. I found this ICT session to be the most enjoyable of the week, I think you’ll see why. Our new tutor Helen Caldwell, whom we’d already been introduced as a point of help last year started the session off with a discussion of different technologies used within […]

Unfortunately I was unwell and couldn’t attend this session. Upon discovering what the session involved I was very upset! The class got to explore games including the Nintendo Wii, DS, Playstation, Xbox, Rockband etc. which I had never thought would be something that could be used for educational purposes. I have had experience with all […]

In today’s session we were to make an ICT resource of our choice as a group. When discovering it was group work I was a little skeptical about how we’d get on with it. As we all know group work can often be a stressful and annoying tasks- more often than not there’s often a […]

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