NAACE ICT Impact Awards
by, 11th February 2013 at 05:25 PM (3004 Views)
It felt very strange on Thursday whilst down at BETT ... I was nervous, excited, pensive and lots of other things which generally mean I was not too sure how to feel.
I had been put forward for an award and was waiting to hear about being shortlisted.
(taken from Naace: Naace Impact Awards 2013)Naace has no doubt about the impact that ICT can have on learning and teaching when used well by skilled and creative professionals. ICT makes a real difference to learner’s achievement and engagement; it offers access to resources that would otherwise be beyond the reach of any school or college, it allows communication and collaboration beyond the physical and temporal limits of the classroom; it allows learners to think more clearly and see the world from another perspective. Naace has a long standing history of supporting those working in education to use ICT to achieve the greatest possible impact, and now seeks to provide some formal recognition of outstanding work in this area.
I was put forward for the following award
And have been shortlisted against the following.Technical Support Service Impact - Sponsored by Meru Networks
Excellent customer service and technical competence are assumed by this award, but to win it, it will be essential to demonstrate the key differences that the service has made to the learning opportunities and outcomes of young people.
I am amazed that a) I was initially nominated by someone who I respect for the amount of work he has done to enthuse his school, his fellow teachers, the education community and folk in general ... and b) that folk are seeing the benefits you get from keeping technical folk involved, the impact that we can have on learning and also that we are thoroughly nice and helpful. As far as I am concerned, this shortlisting could have gone to numerous members of EduGeek (and it deserves too) and I am pretty sure that most of the above are members / lurkers anyway.
- Tony Sheppard, Edugeek
› For tirelessly supporting colleagues around the country, providing guidance on suitable technology and facilitating the sharing of information and expertise
- Joskos Solutions Limited
› For providing a consistently reliable ICT support service, with the flexibility to incorporate special projects and events, and enabling teachers to use ICT in their lessons with complete confidence
- Phil Jones, Pool Academy
› For his enthusiasm and commitment to making ICT as accessible and enjoyable as possible, removing barriers to learning
- Simon Sloan, Bedford Drive Primary School
› For his hands-on approach to supporting staff and students with their use of ICT in the curriculum and for introducing a range of opportunities to further the students’ experiences of ICT
- Sahib Chana, Platinum IT
› For leading a range of technical changes and providing bespoke solutions across the curriculum that have accelerated and broadened the Academy’s use of ICT
Good luck to all involved (and in the other categories as well) and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the NAACE conference.
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