Effective ICT for the new school term - Whizz Education Releases New Information

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Innovative teaching practices that result in high-quality learning are of huge benefit to schools, and for the past six years, Whizz Education has been developing research and compiling statistics to support this. Just in time for the news school term, Whizz Education offers its top five tips for schools looking to make the most effective use of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

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ICT should ....open a new world of fun, interactivity and motivation

1.    Promote 21st century educators: Ensure that all teachers have the knowledge, tools and enthusiasm to fully integrate quality learning activities into ICT. This will maximize the impact it can have on a child’s classroom experience and education as a whole.
2.    Keep Best Practice Guidelines for all ICT hardware and software: They should not simply just be administrative tools or electronic proxies, but function more as an integrated part of the classroom and the lesson plan.
3.    Create a virtuous circle based around ICT and innovative teaching: Remember that teachers who are more engaged with ICT in the classroom show greater use of innovative teaching methods, and teachers inclined towards innovative teaching methods use classroom ICT better.
4.    Use ICT to link home and school effectively: ICT can do this by increased communication and transparency, as well as recreating a positive environment. Engaging parents will also increase student motivation and thus raise standards.
5.    Positive associations with computers: Children have positive connotations of computers - they are therefore welcomed by them as a learning platform. Technology should be embraced and its appeal to students should be considered as a positive.

Madeleine White, head of marketing at Whizz Education comments; “ As Michael Gove states, ICT should not be used to recreate the way we used to do things, instead it should open a new world of fun, interactivity and motivation. We need to embrace ICT and use it to its full advantage, to better teaching methods and to encourage students to succeed.”

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