ICT in Shinrone NS;
We have created a digitally rich environment in our school with the purchase of ten iPads and a syncing tray for whole school use in recent years. These iPads are available for group work in each classroom.
In 2018, we installed WiFi, we upgraded our Interactive Data Projectors and teacher laptops. In October 2019, we purchased a permanent iPad for each classroom as well as an iPad for SEN use.
Today we use Digital Technology to aid learning (For example, all pupils are registered on IXL.com for Literacy and Numeracy), for assessment (voice recordings, video recordings and ePortfolios), for communication with parents and for School Self Evaluation (gathering data through Google forms).
All classes update their own classroom activities onto the school blog. Going forward, we wish to develop further the existing positive attitude to digital technology that exists in our school.
We hope to increase the number of devices in order that every classroom will become an IT suite wherein teachers will have more scope to create more innovative teaching and learning experiences and assessment methods.