I have just watched this video on the wonderful TED
Its for the worldwide telescope project looks like a really interesting way for presenting the Universe to pupils.
As a School of Ambition and Excellence we are some way down the route of these 4 strands
1. Developing the leadership potential and capacity of the whole school, Staff and Pupils 2. Introducing Vocational Courses to the curriculum 3. Removing the age and stage restrictions from the certificated courses. 4. Developing the use of ICT to support the curriculum
I am heavily involved with the ICT strand so that is what I will be talking about mainly. Though, of course, the other strands will be brought in as well. So what are we planning in the ICT Strand?
Every Teacher has a Tablet PC A wireless network Wireless Projectors in every teaching area A presentation space in the Assembly Hall A Media Server A Class Server Existing courses digitised S1 'Benchmarked' for IC3 Giving them individual curriculum in S1/2 Once these are in place then give every pupil a UMPC computer
Maybe more partners in the future We have just started down this route. I am sure we will have lots of challenges ahead.