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New challenge: Finish this sentence...

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Started by Tessa Gray 08 May 2012 2:09pm () Replies (18)

Here's a new challenge, finish this sentence:

  • When there's no computer/tech suite in our school, there would be ...

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  • Shaun Wood (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 2:24pm ()

    ICT integrated into, and part of daily teaching and learning.

  • Moana Timoko (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 2:37pm ()

    ....an extra classroom space with heaps of power plugs!  LOL I agree with Shaun  - but I'd also say...there SHOULD be ICT integrated into, and part of daily teaching and learning.

  • Catherine Hill (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 2:47pm ()

    students phones in the classrooms, some students with netbooks or laptops, the teacher's laptop, a digital camera, access to a datashow and maybe some laptops that can be shared. Most of the students would also have access to computers at home. From my experience, some of the most valuable learning using ICT happens when students have to share computers etc

  • JMKellow (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 2:57pm ()

    ...computers/tech in the classrooms and hence ICT would be used to support learning on a daily basis.

  • Aaron Frost (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 3:10pm ()

    ...unfortunately it became a room with book resources and readers.

  • Annemarie Hyde (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 3:22pm ()

    ...some frustration from teachers unless there are COWS or PODS or BYOD or at least 8 desktops per room so that group work is possible.  So that's what we are doing, coz we know that the suite is not a real way to do things!

  • Jane Armstrong Bos (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 5:02pm ()
    • access to computers/devices in every classroom 
    • learning not bound by a room booking of 50mins
    • time for students to work at their own pace on a learning activity Smile
  • Ann Eastcott (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 5:53pm ()
    • Access to the internet via smartphones and tablets connected into the school wireless network.
    • COWs available to every department in the school.
    • Every student would have internet access at home to allow students to log on to Moodle and KnowledgeNet from outside the school.
  • Janette Hoggard (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 5:56pm ()
    • teacher frustration
    • less access for kids
    • less opportunity for in-depth instruction
    • more in-class time taken up with children learning "about" tech hardware/software rather than using it in their learning

    Having a dedicated room vs having equipment in classes are not mutually exclusive concepts. The answer depends on your perspective.

    • A suite is not the wrong way to do things, it's one way
    • Learning is only bound by a room booking of 50 minutes if you let it be.
    • Disbanding our suite would only add one desktop to nearly every classroom.
    • We will always need more devices in our classrooms, we're never satisfied!
    • Putting lots of devices in rooms does not ensure they are used creatively to connect and collaborate.
  • Paul Hoggard (View all users posts) 08 May 2012 6:03pm ()

    In answer to some of the responses above.  Why does it have to either or???  Both can have there place.  Some schools may be more suitable for using a suite while others may be more suitable to having the equipment only available in classrooms.  Some may be lucky enough to have both. Sorry but I do not think there is a "right" way to integrate new technologies.  Any school that has planned organised use of ICT/e-learning technologies should be applauded. 

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