We think about links from the point of view of teaching and learning. We consider they are reflective - they encourage students (and teachers) to up their game which leads to improvement (eg in literacy when writing to your partner school or in communication skills when creating a presentation or resource). They also provide the 'global dimension' which is about young people appreciating other cultures and societies and their context in the world. This aspect is now throughout all QCDA requirements for the curriculum.
Congrats, but are the links for, and how can they be helpful?
No mission statement? it's very important to have a mission statement.
I'm not really looking for a deal; I'm looking for sponsorship - we currently have Intel, Promethean and Dell interested in giving stuff.
Hi there Liz are you still looking for some whiteboards. May know of someone that could help you get a great deal
Sorry should have said that was text only. I have a completed version now with pix etc, which you can see at http://www.globalgateway.org/bett .
I would look at it and immediately think it is someone's private document or something, not a leaflet. Need to sort the formatting and graphics out as well as they play just as important role as the text.
I think it would definately grab the attention of primary ICT Co- ordinators. Speaking for my schools ( i provide Tech support to 6 primary schools in the area) they would jump at the ability to learn how to use ICT in a more engaging way with the students and enhance the facilities available to both the students and the staff.. looks very good !!!
End of term we reached our target of 3000 links that we have set up for schools in the UK. We actually had a thermometer on the wall that we coloured in, day by day. We have written a brochure for BETT. Please can ANYONE on Edugeek look at it for me to say if it would potentially arrest the attention of a passing ICT HoD or primary ICT coordinator. Pleeeeaaase?
Had Bucks meeting and the 8 heads chosen to go are all fab and full of ideas. The schools all have some sort of computer in them already, given by the Taiwanese, and so there are two main things - training and linking. Through a link with a school in the UK the training can be supported while at the same time providing access to learning materials that suit the training. The delegation is going in at the highest possible level so all the materials they share will be properly suited to curriculum requirements. I'm going to try and source a whiteboard for each of the eight partner schools so that webconferencing becomes a part of the link. I know from past experience that the teachers in SVG will be more interested in their own CPD while the UK staff are seeking impact on learners - linking is sometimes about resolving these two objectives so everyone wins.