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1 Technology and the 2012 Common Inspection Framework Improving our practice Raising our game Getting it right!

2 Broad Objectives What do Ofsted inspectors mean by technology? – Modern technology in terms of employability (vocational subjects, etc) – Information Learning Technologies (ILT) as part of teaching and learning

3 Broad Objectives Where Technology fits with the Common Inspection Framework – Helping delegates to think about the judgements they might want to make in self-assessments – Assessing the impact of technology on teaching learning and assessment – How would OFSTED expect technology to be used to enhance the learners experience. – What would they expect the learners to have as standard?

4 Broad Objectives Inspection and Virtual Learning Environments – A truly integrated VLE or a repository for assessments Social Media, mobile technologies in teaching and learning – Dealing with the challenges – Making this an embedded feature

5 How did we do without these?

6 WiFi & Connectivity (3G/4G) A human right?

7 Thinking back … In 1981 I encountered my first Personal Computer (A Tandy TSR 80) In 1999 I had my first mobile telephone (I used it to make telephone calls – wow!) In 1999 I had my first laptop In 2012 I had my first Tablet In my house now there are 4 tablet devices, three laptops, 1 PC (I think?)

8 Where will it end?

9 So what is technology! YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS... What do we mean by technology? What should we expect as a minimum? Is the Ofsted view of technology the same as ours? Don’t loose sight of the obvious – particularly in vocational subjects...

10 The obvious...

11 Impact is key... Good quality technology does not always mean good quality teaching and learning! How well is it used? Is it appropriate to employer and learner requirements? Is it current? Does it make an impact? Technology on its own is not a strength!

12 Judging Impact YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS... How do we assess the impact of technology in teaching and learning? Do we know what we would like the impact to be?

13 In the classroom – Ofsted may ask? ILT, tablets, laptops, iPads, YouTube, etc is all very good, but is it effective? Is it part of the scheme of work and lesson plan? Has it’s impact been thought through? Do the learners use it as intended? Does it aid learning or just entertain? How is this learning measured?

14 SAR Judgement What sort of judgement might be made? – Good demonstration of skills required for application of occupational technologies. – Excellent application of current industry technologies to develop employment skills. – Good progression into high quality and “high end” employment opportunities. – Good development of apprentices skills through work with technology in the work-place

15 SAR Judgement What sort of judgement might be made? – Excellent application of current technology to prepare learners for employment. – Good use of ILT to enhance learner engagement, enjoyment and application. – Well developed and embedded information learning technology. – Good use of technology (voice recordings, etc) to provide learner feedback following assessment – Good use of VLE to extend learning opportunities

16 SAR Judgement What sort of judgement might be made? – Well designed curriculum embedding blended learning and ILT to support learner development. – Strong involvement of employers in offering learners access to current technologies. More likely... – The use of technology, including the college’s virtual learning environment, is poor.

17 Consider these questions... How would OFSTED expect technology to be used to enhance the learners experience? What would they expect the learners to have as standard ?

18 Where are things heading? Digital industries are massive. UK Computer Games industry generated a total of £2.875 billion in the UK in A shortage of Code writers (identified as a challenge by Michael Gove …) Code to be taught in school! Apps here there and everywhere … The internet of things …

19 Just last week …

20 And … My 87 year old mother loves here iPad (although she hasn’t quite got the hang of where to point the camera during FaceTime calls! Not long before she will be controlling her Aga cooker with an App! And she loves Angry Birds!

21 The VLE... A repository of all relevant information, and... – Signposted during lessons. – Accessed during lessons. – Used as part of assessments. – Hotlinks to YouTube, etc to harness learning. – A place where learners can go for extension tasks. – A place learners can go for revision. – An integrated part of the whole learning package. – A place for interactive learning

22 VLE – Moving beyond the ordinary! YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS... How do we make the VLE more than a repository? Is teaching and learning technology moving forward faster that the VLE? Is the VLE keeping up with technology change?

23 Really useful information If you haven't already done so, have a look at this useful information learning-environments-e-portfolio learning-environments-e-portfolio

24 Tablets... An ever-increasing feature in classrooms Particularly useful in workshop and practical situations – Facilitate individual learning, extension activities. – Video clips showing “how to make/do/apply...” – Data sheets on specifications. – Camera for recording assessment evidence. – Utilities such as calculators, cameras, etc – Access to www for individual research

25 Tablets... YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS... How are your teaching staff using these as a routine part of teaching and learning? How do we deal with the “have’s” and “have not's”, the so called digital divide! How much is a reasonable price to pay for a tablet?

26 QR Codes Used widely in prospectus, etc And at Railway Stations... All over the place frankly!

27 QR Codes examples... Hospitality and catering link to recipes and videos showing how to perform a task Animal management link to videos and voice clips about the animal and its habitat Hair and beauty to show examples of different styles and treatments Entry level activities to help learners match and find. Even better of it the learners themselves who populate the VLE with the learning media.

28 QR Codes in teaching and learning? YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS... How could you use this technology as part of the curriculum? Any good examples to share? How can we take this to new heights? Is this going to replace the VLE or be developed further as a quick link?

29 Social Media Is it a Safeguarding issue? Is it a problem or a solution? Perhaps both! Social media as a means of keeping contact and gathering learner destinations and future training needs. Social media used in a controlled way to develop a community of learning – but the teacher has to be involved. Social media as an enabler to learning – but needs to be managed in a positive way – this takes resources!

30 Barriers to Embedding Technology Teachers who are not technologists... Technologists who are not teachers... A fear of the unknown and a perceived loss of control of learners. IT departments who are too risk adverse. The pressure is examinations gives teachers little time to experiment – too higher risk! Will “study programmes” make things better?

31 Thanks and Q&A Improving our practice Raising our game Getting it right!


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