NewsPosted by I.C.T. Department Mon, March 03, 2014 03:30PM
Safer Internet Day was on 11th February. All the pupils talked about ways in which they can keep themselves safe on the internet. Key Stage 1 pupils learned that you have to think before you click! Key Stage 2 pupils learned that they have to be S.M.A.R.T
when they are using the internet.S
: Stay safe by searching appropriate websitesM:
Do not agree to meet anyone that they you not knowA:
Only access appropriate websitesR:
Reliable- not all information on the internet is reliableT:
Tell someone if you find a website that is unsuitable.
The PSNI visited the school to reiterate the message of "keeping Yourself Safe on the Internet" and the pupils watched the live stream from www.saferinternet.org
NewsPosted by I.C.T. Department Mon, March 03, 2014 03:19PM
Using ICT, along
with Communication and Using Maths is one of the 3 statutory Cross Curricular
Skills. The Curriculum Requirements for Using ICT are set out under the 5 E’s:
Explore, Express, Express, Exchange, Evaluate and Exhibit.
Explore: Pupils find, choose and use information.
Pupils then progress to using digital tools to investigate and solve problems.
develop and present their ideas using text, sound, music and still or moving
communicate with others online to share and develop ideas. This includes
sending and receiving emails as well as contributing to online courses.
reflect on their process and outcome, thinking about how they carried out an
activity and how they might improve on what they did.
Exhibit: Pupils manage and showcase their work
digitally. This ranges from pupils printing and saving their work to organising
and maintaining digital files and folders.
At Round Tower
I.P.S we recognise ICT as being an integral part of the curriculum and as a key
skill for everyday life. As such, we believe that pupils are entitled to a
structured and progressive approach in the learning of ICT skills.
Our school aims to
provide an enjoyable curriculum for ICT and we use ICT as a tool to enhance
learning throughout the curriculum. We have responded to new developments in
technology with every classroom having an Interactive White Board. More
recently we purchased 24 Ipads in order to further enhance our existing
networked computers and laptops.
The pupils are
given further opportunities to develop their ICT skills through extra-curricular
ICT Clubs. At Round Tower I.P.S we strive to give our pupils safe access to a
range of technology because we are very aware that ICT motivates and enthuses
pupils in addition to equipping them with skills that are needed in our ever
changing technological world.