Hello everyone!

Welcome to PGCE ICT.

We’ll use this blog to tell you about what’s coming up each week and to record highlights as we go.

We’re excited to be using blogs with you to record thoughts and discoveries, and we look forward to linking to your individual blogs from here so that we can all share ideas easily.  We’ll also use the resources page as a place for everyone to post examples of work, and hope that it will become a useful starting place for planning ICT projects in schools.

Here are some links to get you thinking about using blogs and wikis in schools.  Mr Mitchell and Mr Avery‘s blogs are great examples.  BrainPOP made a fantastic recording of a group of Year 6 children from Heathfield School:

This week we will be looking at the course outline, thinking about the recent changes to the ICT curriculum in schools, and setting up individual blog and twitter accounts. You can read about recent curriculum initiatives on Helen’s blog and explore your free blogging tool on MyPad from the tools block on your Nile homepage. You’ll get caught up browsing through the 137 edublog themes (Helen has tried them all!). It would be useful to set up a twitter account so that we can share our ideas on the School of Education screens and further afield. You’ll find a course overview in our PGCE ICT Booklet and you can review our presentation on Nile, logins and social networking in the module links for ICT.  

Why not see if you can think of a name for your own blog while you’re making your way in to Uni.

Look forward to working with you next week,

Helen and Gareth


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