Using IT in schools

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm

When working in a school environment, it is essential that the IT system used is as reliable as possible. The consequences of a breakdown whilst you are delivering a lesson is disruption and frustration. Although sometimes a breakdown is unavoidable, there are several steps that can be taken to minimise the unwanted disruption. Firstly, always have a back-up plan in case of a complete failure i.e. a power cut. Paper copies of work sheets or prompts mean that you could still give out work for the pupils to complete. Secondly, try out PowerPoints and other resources beforehand to check they work. Another point to consider is to make sure you have saved multiple copies of any files you want to share with your pupils as memory sticks have been known to become corrupted and therefore unable to be accessed. Although IT adds another dimension to teaching and learning, it is always wise to consider these points when planning to use it.

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