Teachers sharing practice and our vision for Digital Portfolios
John Weir, of St Mary’s Parish Primary School, explains how ICT integration works in his school of 1100 pupils. The school has a laptop trolley to share among classes, with additional laptops dispersed among the classrooms and an IWB in each classroom. The school has a strong ethos of sharing, using Google Apps to share between teachers and to create ePortfolios for pupils. In this way teachers, parents and pupils can view their progress as the year continues. ePortfolios also facilitate teacher and peer assessment. To support teachers in using ICT the school trains teachers in small groups and this year is running a PDST Technology in Education summer course within the school.