Digital Technologies in Attymass National School
A school Principal describes his school’s embedding of digital technologies across the curriculum. The school makes use of the Digital Learning Framework, Looking at our School and the EU SELFIE tool to plan for digital learning. Pupils use a variety of devices and resources, including Chromebooks, iPads and Lego WeDo.
A school Principal describes how his school has embedded digital technologies across the curriculum. As a rural school Wifi connection was parmount to the set up of the ICT in use. The school makes use of the Digital Learning Framework, Looking at our School and the EU SELFIE tool to plan for digital learning. Pupils use a variety of devices and resources, including Chromebooks, iPads and Lego WeDo. In the junior room technology is integrated and linked across lessons. The senior pupils focus on lessons to enforce the skills of computational thinking and creating.
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Digital Learning Framework
This video supports the following statements of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF):
Teaching & Learning (1. Learner Outcomes)
- 1.1 Pupils use appropriate digital technologies to foster active, creative and critical engagement in attaining challenging learning outcomes.
- 1.3 Pupils use digital technologies in highly effective ways to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the content objectives, learning outcomes, skills and concepts of the Primary School Curriculum.
Teaching & Learning (3. Teachers’ Individual Practice)
- 3.1 The teacher has the requisite subject knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and classroom management skills.
Teachers use a range of digital technologies to design learning and assessment activities for their pupils.
Teachers design or adapt learning experiences that incorporate digital technologies and make learning activities relevant and meaningful to support pupils’ learning. When teachers use digital learning activities, they evaluate their effectiveness, and revise their teaching strategies accordingly.
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