How to use this exemplar to improve practice
This video along with reflective questions invite you to consider the impact of your own approach to involve young people in planning learning. You are invited to watch the video and consider, individually or as a team, the following improvement questions:
- What is the philosophy underpinning the development of technologies in the school?
- What is the key factor that has enabled the development of these technologies?
- What enabled the school to develop a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach?
- How important is 'trial and error' in this approach?
- How has this approach altered teaching practices?
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What was done?
The video demonstrates the rationale behind the use of digital technologies in Craigowl School. It illustrates the importance if leadership across the school in this approach and the partnership work with the local authority. Teachers explain the ways in which it has an impact on teaching, with learners leading learning. Learners describe the technologies that they used, the reasoning behind this and the impacts on learning, in and out of school.
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What brought about the change?
The school wanted to ensure that there was no disconnect between the devices and applications that learners were using in their daily lives at home and in school. It wanted to ensure that learning with these technologies was relevant, motivating, encompassed all learners and allowed them to lead learning.
What was the impact?
Learners are skilled in the use of a range of devices and applications. They are able to select which approach best suit their learning needs. Technologies used in the world outside school are embedded in classroom practice. Learners are enthusiastic and motivated. Teachers learn from learners.
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Word file: Technologies in Craigowl Primary School