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School Matters: Ict - A Vision of the Future

Educational consultants, teachers and a government minister go on a three-day bus tour to see the advancements being gained by some schools through new technology.
On the trip, organised by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, the group meets pupils at a primary school in Birmingham who demonstrate demonstrate their impressive abilities in animation and basic film-making. Djanogly, one of Europe’s most futuristic academies shows off its impressive collection of wireless technology in place of interactive whiteboards.

As well as showing the visitors their new technology, teachers within the eight schools also discuss the dilemmas they had in making such movements towards the new digital age and the positive effects it has had on curbing behavioral and social problems. Educational consultants further discuss the need for more schools to embrace developments within technology. (30 minutes)
Great Britain
educational technology; ICT

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Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website

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