Exciting Learning: Using Technology to Improve Eucation

exciting learning




A handy tone from Ollie Bray! The ideas support the premise that good learning should take precedence over the technology. This is a key principle I believe when providing solutions? Does the IT dominate or can it be an integrated tool the person uses? Some technology does get in the way by virtue of what they are – eye gaze systems but as the drive to smaller, more integrated technologies occur the more tool-like they all become. I like the diagram on page 7 – displaying the kind of skills pupils need today and the likely support systems needed to be put in place to make this happen

skill & support for ICT embedding

I like to the text about ICT and its power to transform classrooms when it real, relevant and exciting. Ollie doesn’t preclude programming – far from it!  I need to scratch my head over how we do this for pupils with special needs with limited cognitive ability if itsn’t to become  a token exercise. This marries the experience I have of pupils with disabilities using ICT as a life skill eg electric wheelchair. Using control programs were a key element for me when teaching pupils how they might be able to learn to do the following skills eg reverse around a bend, obstacle avoidance when encountering them in the classroom or corridors. Surely, this has more relevance for SEND pupils in terms of programming ….. sense an article of programme of skills coming on that may be helpful for special schools and settings struggling with the concept of computer programming for pupils with the most complex cognitive needs!!


3 thoughts on “Exciting Learning: Using Technology to Improve Eucation

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