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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

where is cambridgeshire
Where is Cambridgeshire?
  • 50-100 km north of London
  • the region around the famous university city of Cambridge
cambridgeshire www cambridgeshire gov uk
Cambridgeshirewww.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
  • 300,000 hectares
  • 550,000 people
  • 250 schools
  • 75,000 pupils
  • 4,000 teachers
  • 7,000 school computers
cambridgeshire ict service
Cambridgeshire ICT Service
  • Technical services
  • Curriculum support and advice
  • Training
  • Consultancy – local and national
the national curriculum
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
ict the subject
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
ngfl broadband
NGfL Broadband

A national government initiative:

  • from summer 2000
  • high-capacity internet connections to schools
  • a regional consortium
  • a regional network
  • local activity
ngfl broadband22
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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