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ICT Support

 

This page offers you all the support you need. Begin with a series of links to other sites and services, including Internet Safety. We have found some truely amazing resources here that will motivate your children in staying safe in a whole host of digital ways.

Further down the page is our aStore containing books relating to all areas of ICT; from learning to use computers, to programming them and manipulating photos in Photoshop. Additionally, just for a little diversion, why not browse our selection of children's books?
If you require further support, you'll find a handy contact form at the bottom of the page.

 


Support Links

Curriculum Support

CS Unplugged Ever find yourself having to teach Computer Science, or ICT, without computers? It really happens! This site could save your day.

Primary ICT Across the Curriculum

This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary ICT across all areas of the curriculum.

Supporting ICT in the Early Years

This book helps readers understand how very young children (from birth to six) develop an early awareness, and subsequently develop their knowledge, skills and understandings of information and communication technologies.

Using ICT in the Early Years

This book is designed to be easy to follow by even the most technophobic of readers and contains practical advice on how to create engaging and creative activities for children in the early years using a range of ICT.

Technical Support Sites

prajwaldesai.com A really good site for those involved in technical IT support. Useful for How-Tos and SCCM deployments.
Microsoft support The main Microsoft support site offering forums, technical articles and downloads.
Techsupportforum Another technical support site. Quite a friendly one, this one.
Windows-Noob An excellent site for those of us supporting IT, but perhaps without the formal qualifications.
Spiceworks Community The Spiceworks Community is friendly and helpful, offering advice from other IT Pros out in the field. You may need to sign-up, but this is free. Additionally, the Spiceworks server product is excellent, offering a Helpdesk and server monitoring tools.

Internet Safety

ThinkUKnow A guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P and other forms of technology like mobiles.
KidSMART Learn about the internet and being a SMART surfer
HGfL: Internet Access Policies Download policy templates and guidance on your role in keeping your pupils safe on the Internet from the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning website.
HLfL: E-Safety This page, from the London Grid for Learning includes sample policies, AUPs and guidance for supporting parents continuing e-safety guidance at home.

National Curriculum for ICT

Quiz maker & quizzes The ICT Teach service enables you to create your own interactive quizes. This link is to the service and already-made games. The 'Catch the Fruit', 'Hangman' and 'Dunkin' Teacher' games are our favourites.
ICTeachers.co.uk A collection of very useful resources for the ICT coordinator. Resources include, policy documents and schemes of work; all downloadable and adaptable to your needs. This is a link to the ICT area of a larger website covering a range of subjects.

Assessment

Assessing pupil progress in ICT is not without its challenges. A skills based subject there are just so many concepts to record and provide evidence for. In this section you will find links and resources to help you easily record your pupils progress.
Joint Assessment

Joint Assessment System (JAS) covers all Key Stages. Basically, the way it works is: the pupils click all the skills they feel they can do, from a screen, and then upload evidence to their e-portfolio; the teacher can later check that they agree with the statements.
We actually prefer the less attractive offline version, as we don't understand the need for Primary assessments to be kept in the Cloud, but functionality is likely to become better as the online version is actively developed.

Miscellaneous

earth.google.com Download this 3D Earth model and zoom in to view exotic places from above - NC: Geography
www.primaryresources.co.uk Cross-Curricular Links and resources for other subjects
Busy Teacher Free printable worksheets.
Teachers' Online Resources The Teachers' Online Resources Webring (hosted by the7sisters) is a collection of approved websites offering a wealth of free resources. These resources may relate to ICT, or other subjects.

Related Links

sitesforteachers.com - A ranking list for teaching resource websites.

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