Using ICT in primary (elementary) schools - what shall I say?
May 3, 2014 4:47 AM Subscribe
I'm a career changer and coming to the end of training to be a teacher. There's a job going in my current school, including responsibility for ICT and I'd love to apply for it. The problem is, I'm too new to be fully qualified for it as it stands - but it's a fantastic school and I'd really love to teach there.
I plan to have a conversation with the Head to ask them to let me at least apply, so that I'd be considered alongside the other, more experienced, candidates. Then they can decide whether to interview me and whether my potential outweighs my lack (so far) of experience as a teacher. I'm putting together some proposals to show to them, as part of my planned 'pitch'. My line will be 'I'm new but I have loads of great ideas' - and that's where I need your help.
posted by anonymous to Education (4 answers total)
I *do* have plenty of ideas, but the question is what's most realistic? What would make a big impact in a primary (elementary) school without costing the earth and without taking up an unreasonable amount of time for the staff?
Better use of the school website? (eg Class pages with photos and details of what we've been doing this week)
Best ways to use the new iPads we've recently bought? (Enough for a class at a time, in rotation.)
Training for staff to better use the equipment we've already got?
Piloting / testing things in the keenest classrooms?
Ideas for how best to implement the planned changes to the UK ICT curriculum, which some teachers are nervous about delivering?
Visits for staff to other schools to see how they use ICT? (There's others in our region that use it much more extensively than us.)
I can (and will) research these things for myself, of course, but are there things that you've seen yourself in a school that have impressed you, either as a member of staff, as a visitor or as a parent?