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Paul Springford ICT Adviser (information & communication technology) Cambridgeshire County Council UK. Where is Cambridgeshire?. 50-100 km north of London the region around the famous university city of Cambridge. Cambridgeshire www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk. 300,000 hectares 550,000 people

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Paul Springford

ICT Adviser

(information & communication technology)

Cambridgeshire County Council

UK


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Where is Cambridgeshire?

  • 50-100 km north of London

  • the region around the famous university city of Cambridge


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Cambridgeshirewww.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

  • 300,000 hectares

  • 550,000 people

  • 250 schools

  • 75,000 pupils

  • 4,000 teachers

  • 7,000 school computers


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Cambridgeshire ICT Service

  • Technical services

  • Curriculum support and advice

  • Training

  • Consultancy – local and national


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The National Curriculum

  • new terminology: ICT replaces IT

  • ICT is a subject in its own right

  • all pupils from 5 to 16 must be taught ICT capability

  • all subjects are required to contribute to the development of pupils’ ICT capability

  • all subjects are required to use ICT to support learning for their own purposes

  • pupils with special needs are entitled to use ICT


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ICT: the subject

A new way of describing the process:

  • finding things out

  • developing ideas and making things happen

  • exchanging and sharing information

  • reviewing, modifying and evaluating work as it progresses


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Information and Communication Technology

The

National Grid for Learning

in Cambridgeshire


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National Grid for Learning

Information andCommunicationTechnology

using technology to bring resources into school from the world outside

  • human resources

  • experts, witnesses, peers

  • learning resources

  • topical, personal, professional


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National Grid for Learning

  • What is it?

  • Information and resources for education as reliable and easily accessible as electricity


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National Grid for Learning

Information and Resources

via the Internet

but

accessible

relevant

quality-assured


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National Grid for Learning

Information and Resources

via the Internet

for

managers

teachers

learners


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National Grid for Learning

national and local networks

public and commercial networks


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National Grid for Learning

National Government Targets for 2002

In 1998 the government issued a set of targets to be tackled over a four year period.


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National Grid for Learning

Government Target for 2002

  • connecting all schools, colleges, universities, public libraries and as many community centres as possible to the Grid;

  • We have done it!


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NGfL in Cambridgeshire

  • A local government approach

  • school development planning

  • choice of locally delivered support services

  • the LEA managed project


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NGfL in Cambridgeshire

  • LEA managed project

  • internet access

  • pupil e-mail

  • web publishing space - private/public

  • advice, support and training

  • Sourcerer


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NGfL in Cambridgeshire

  • Sourcerer

  • an on-line learning environment

  • not just a list of web pages

  • participative/interactive

  • by Cambridgeshire for Cambridgeshire


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NGfL Broadband

A national government initiative:

  • from summer 2000

  • high-capacity internet connections to schools

  • a regional consortium

  • a regional network

  • local activity


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NGfL Broadband

Cambridgeshire’s approach:

  • learning-driven not technology-driven

  • invite clusters of schools to work together

  • how could it raise standards?

  • how could it extend learning opportunities?


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NGfL in Cambridgeshire

  • Back to Sourcerer…..

  • an on-line learning environment

  • not just a list of web pages

  • participative/interactive

  • by Cambridgeshire for Cambridgeshire


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