in primary schools and Early Years settings
Awareness & Understanding
|How well do staff understand the importance of ICT in extending learning opportunities beyond the school? Do they have ideas about how this might be achieved? The SRF levels are: none, some, many, most and all, with the ICT Mark threshold at Level 3. At the ICT Mark school, staff are aware of pupils’ and families’ access to ICT. The school is taking steps to establish community partnerships to extend learning.|
To extend learning opportunities increasing numbers of schools are making their ICT facilities available to children outside of the school day to support both class and homework. To promote parental awareness, some schools have introduced ‘parent classes’ on basic ICT skills.
Popular web based resources to support learning include:
This subscription site enables children to collaborate and communicate safely online
Woodlands Homework Help
Variety of topics in easy to read format.
A UK exam subscription revision service for schoolchildren that covers all the main subjects from KS1 SATs and GCSEs through to A Levels
Museums and Art Galleries
The British Museum
Online Teaching and Learning resources to support History from Key Stages 2 – 5
Ordnance Survey MapZone
Online Teaching and Learning resources to support Geography
Making the News
Online newspaper publishing website for schools and children