Digital Philosophy

IMG_9537Wellington College Digital Strategy 2014/15:

“Innovate, Collaborate, Communicate”

How does technology improve what you do?

Our Vision for Digital Learning

To look at what works in the classroom and use technology to support and improve it: what can technology do that you can’t do in any other way?Not to allow Digital technology to become an end in itself. We aim for technology to be ever present, yet largely invisible.

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1.    Do what works

There is significant evidence to show that feedback has a major positive effect on learning (and that peer feedback can be even more beneficial). Our digital strategy is designed to allow this to happen more effectively.

An open dialogic society is one that will thrive. Effective communication between staff will improve efficiency and will ensure we give a consistent message. Using technology to make us more efficient outside the classroom will allow us to spend more time focusing on improving what happens within it. Close collaboration will allow us to have the agility to respond to the ever-changing educational landscape.

Key innovations: Skype for Business, OneNote Classroom, Choose your own device (CYOD)

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2.    Break down walls, expand horizons

Teachers should be liberated from desks within classrooms and from the classroom itself: formal and informal learning will occur anytime, anywhere.

The family of schools will be linked directly.

We will have teachers who engage with the wider profession and use tools such as Twitter in a discerning and insightful way. We will establish Digital learning spaces and be at the forefront of the moves to breakdown classroom boundaries

Key innovations: Wireless projection, Skype for Business, OneNote, Twitter, IRIS and video observation, Yammer, CYOD, mobile devices for teachers

 

References and further reading:

http://www.josepicardo.com/2014/01/what-every-school-needs-from-a-digital-strategy/

http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/The_Impact_of_Digital_Technology_on_Learning_-_Executive_Summary_(2012).pdf

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