Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Tidy Up Time and ICT Room Display
Photo from David Muir
It is that time when many teachers should be on holiday, but in actual fact they are in school tidying up their classrooms and if you're and ICT Coordinator then you've got to tidy up the ICT Suite as well. Though I'd hope you have a brilliant technician/ network manager who has been keeping the place organised for and with you throughout the year.
Once you have wound up the headphone wire and arranged the mice just so, its time to think about the walls. I have come across a number of sites that offer free posters that could sit in between examples of children's work. Here is a short list, and if you find any more please write a comment:
Google Educators Posters - more of a learning resource than a poster - these sheets give top tips on searching and explain how to get better search results:
Find them here: http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html
Futurelab Games in Learning Poster - A poster exploring the possibilities of Games in Learning - quite a lot of text here - probably best to put on the staffroom kitchen cupboard near the tea urn to ensure its read and understood.
Download it from here http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/project_reports/becta/Games_and_Learning_poster.pdf
Order a hard copy from here;
Fresher Schools ICT Suite Posters - there are some great posters on this Sparklebox site, highlights include a breakdown of keyboard shortcuts, a poster illustrating 'Control Devices in the Home' and various colourful illustrations of software and hardware.
Find them here:
Heres an unusual one - a set of thought provoking posters created by RogerDis and bookmarked by my good friend John Sutton . i say unusual just because i have not seen anything quite like these before, but they are very good thought provokers. I think I'd download the set and alternate them or show them at the start of training sessions to create debate.
Find them here: http://ict-grump.blogspot.com/2009/07/inspirational-posters.html