Learning and Teaching Using ICT - Practical Support Pack
Learning and Teaching Using ICT - Practical Support Pack - is an online collection of materials designed to help Primary and Key Stage 3 Secondary teachers develop their teaching practice using ICT.
The website - www.teachernet.gov.uk/supportpack - brings together video case studies, lesson plans, multimedia resources and ICT support materials, all organised into easily searchable modules. A key feature is the evaluation and reflection materials which help teachers assess the impact the ICT element of the lesson has on their teaching, and their pupils’ learning.
www.teachernet.gov.uk/supportpack at a glance:
- Features hundreds of teaching topics across the curriculum
- Each teaching topic has a ready-made lesson plan and teaching materials, including multimedia resources
- Can be used by Primary and Key Stage 3 Secondary teachers, including trainees and NQTs, as well as teaching assistants and other support staff
- Materials are aligned to the Primary and Secondary National Strategies’ Frameworks, where appropriate
- Evaluation and reflection materials will help teachers assess how the teaching and learning objectives have been met, and how the lesson can be improved
- Can be used independently, or with colleagues to share best practice
- Ideal as part of a formal or informal professional development programme
- Content has been written by experts in teaching subjects using ICT
- There are 18 modules linked to the Secondary National Strategy Framework for Teaching Mathematics and the National Curriculum.
- They comprise lesson plans, classroom resources and practical advice written by experts in teaching Mathematics using ICT, developed with the support of The Mathematical Association
- The Mathematics modules cover the four key strands of Mathematics as well as provide opportunities for pupils to develop their problem-solving skills, mathematical strategies and thinking skills
- Example module: (Year 7) Generating sequences focuses on using graphical calculators to generate sequences and identify the term-to-term rule. A teacher model of the graphical calculator is used with a whole-class display to model generating sequences to pupils. Pupils also work with graphical calculators individually or in pairs to explore and experiment generating their own sequences with different term-to-term rules
- Modules make use of specialist software as well as including ideas on how to use generic packages in different ways such as using Microsoft Excel for data handling
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