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Mr C McCune (Infant School) and Mr J Holmes (Junior School) are our ICT Curriculum Leaders during 2017-18.

Chalfont St Giles School has a firm belief that learning is enhanced with the inclusion of a variety of interactive and mobile technologies. As a school we are adapting to a technology strong 21st century that incorporates computer devices as a part of everyday learning.

We recognise that Information and Communications Technology is an important tool in both the society we live in and in the process of teaching and learning. Children should learn to use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They should learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of sources.

 

In our ever changing world it is imperative that we provide children with a variety of learning opportunities that incorporate various technologies that will equip them to live, learn and work in our modern world.

Our vision is for all children to become “lifelong” learners through the use of ICT so that they can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which will enable them to use appropriate ICT resources effectively as powerful tools for learning and preparing them for a future in which ICT is an integral part of society.

Our technology rich school currently has interactive whiteboards, lap tops, desk tops, digital cameras, digital camcorders, voice recorders, headphones, and  visualisers. This technology enables all children to be involved in a vast array of teaching and learning opportunities that can be made more engaging, interactive and relevant.

This year we intend to incorporate the use of tablets into the classroom.

Studies show that tablets can yield a number of benefits for students in terms of improving:

  • Motivation
  • Publishing, sharing and searching for information
  • Collaboration
  • Developing IT skills
  • Creating a more individual approach to learning
  • Flexibility in terms of space and time
  • Creativity.

Teachers, on the other hand, can also benefit from the technology:

  • Classroom management and organisation
  • Changing the role of the teacher
  • Student evaluation
  • IT skills
  • Visual quality of teaching material
  • Finding a unique teaching approach.

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