General Planning Resources for ICT Integration

MCEETYA Schools ICT Taskforce planning pages have a lot of reports and documents to assist schools with effective planning.
Including the Australian National Assessment Program Information and Communication
Technology Literacy 2008 Years 6 and 10.

Kennett Middle School has a good publicly shared wiki which they use to develop and share their Technology Plan.

The Innovative Educator pages on Tech Planning are helpful but maybe a bit US Focused.

Planning into Practice is a series of pages by a consortium in the southern states of the US. Good set out for documentation.

The International School Bangkok 21st Century Literacy wiki would appear to be quite primary focused but a good, well considered set of resources.

Bryn Jone's Learning Technologies Guidebook is still full of good resources even if it is 3 years old now.

Bernajean Porter seems to have a lot of good resources linked to her website.

Susan Brookes-Young has books for sale on many aspects of tech planning from a US perspective.

Suzie Vesper has a great wiki for ICT Lead teachers http://leadingict.wikispaces.com/

The Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework is new and contains a good ICT scope and sequence chart.

The Becta Leadership and vision site has some links to great resources.

Mark Treadwell has some good thoughts on the New Zealand "Conceptual Curriculum" His book on Whatever!: The Revolution of School v2.0 has some interesting ideas.

The Florida Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments.

My own personally-developed documents:

Student Secondary School.

General policy

Staff Acceptable ICT Usage Policy

Always thought this was an interesting way - digital citizen model


Others available on request.

Recent review by Kerry Smith of EDNA:

Curriculum Planning


Victorian Essential Learning Standards
Concepts and Skills Charts
http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/support/domainsupport/concept.html
particularly ICT - http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/support/domainsupport/ict/concept.html which gives charts with 6 levels in visualising thinking, creating, and communicating
Here is the document for ICT k-10 in Victoria
http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/essential/interdisciplinary/ict/index.html

Thinking Processes has a similar set of charts but these do not relate to the ICT continuum - http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/support/domainsupport/thinking/concept.html

LINK K-10 continuum
The LINK K–10 Continuum is a collaborative project that was started in 2002 by the teacher librarians of the Chisholm cluster of schools in the ACT’s Tuggeranong Valley.
http://www.asla.org.au/pubs/access/commentary-190205.htm

South Australia
ICT Skills Continuum, primary years, Catholic Education (2003)
http://online.cesanet.adl.catholic.edu.au/docushare/dsweb/View/Collection-556

SACSA Primary Years: http://www.primaryyears.sa.edu.au/pages/teachinglearning/
Each document has a continuum of Key Ideas, Examples of Evidence and Outcomes
The Examples of evidence include a continuum of ICT skills
English, Maths, Science, Society & Environment
The SACSA Companion Documents http://www.sacsa.sa.edu.au/index_fsrc.asp?t=IFP&ID=OUTCOMES_PROJECT attempt to unpack the Outcomes with embedded ICTs for English R-10, Mathematics R-10, Science R-10, Society & Environment R-10

See also Queensland Essential Learnings Scope and Sequence Years 1-9 documents: http://education.qld.gov.au/curriculum/scope.html
- learning descriptions outlining what is essential for students to know, understand and be able to do by the end of Years 3, 5, 7, and 9 are critical for future learning and progress.
- English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment
- http://education.qld.gov.au/curriculum/docs/ict.doc More QCAR info at http://education.qld.gov.au/qcar/index.html

The NSW Board of studies has the ICT Skills outcomes mapped to the Mandatory Stage 4 and 5 courses.

ACT Department of Education – ECTL Framework
http://activated.act.edu.au/ectl/resources/ECTL_Framework.pdf
Section 6: Using ICTs effectively (page 62 on)
Following pages have Markers of Progress ( a continuum) for each stage.

MCEETYA National assessment program, Years 6 and 10
http://www.mceetya.edu.au/verve/_resources/NAP_ICTL_2008_Assessment_Domain.pdf
See Appendix 1: the ICT Literacy Progress Map which shows a continuum in terms of six bands of Proficiency that are progressively more demanding.

Resources for Teacher Evaluation


http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/audit/
At the moment this seems to be 'down' but might come back online shortly.

http://www.eep-edu.org/innservice/Skills/ICTSkillsF.htm
This is more a skills framework, which will help identify the range of new skills that education professionals need in ICT-rich learning environments.

http://www.doe.mass.edu/edtech/standards/tool.pdf
The Massachusetts Department of Education self assessment tool for teachers takes another approach.

http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~etfreedman/downloads/skills_audit.pdf
Finally, Terry Freedman has a skills audit matrix as well.

NT teacher ICT continuum
http://www.ict.schools.nt.gov.au/elearning/teacher_capabilities.shtml

e-Potential Survey (Victoria)
http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/
continuum for teachers shown at http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/continuum.php
- This is concerned with embedding ICT into teaching and learning
- There are e-learning plan exemplars available but you need a login to get to them

Various Queensland documents related to Smart Classrooms
Focus is on teacher - http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/strategy/tsdev_pd.html
Shows a 3 stage continuum for teachers: http://education.qld.gov.au/smartclassrooms/pdf/pd-framework.pdf

EdCap Matrix
http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/learningtechnologies/files/links/edCap_Matrix_v162.pdf

History Education and ICTs
http://www.hyperhistory.org/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=385&op=page
The National Centre for History Education
Advocates consideration of Bloom and Gardner

Teacher Professional ICT attributes
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/downloads/pd/framework.pdf
page 16 onwards has a continuum of teacher attributes
Self evaluation guide
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/curriculumict/practice/resources/DET_Teaching_and_Learning_with_ICT.pdf

Great teacher portfolio as a Wiki used for demonstrating achievement of outcomes from school.



International


Develop your teaching practice using ICT – DCSF (UK)- Practical Support Pack
Designed to persuade teachers of the benefits of including ICT
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/psp/index.aspx
Primary materials available in Primary Literacy and Mathematics, for Reception to Year 6, in year by year
Secondary materials available for Years 7, 8, and 9 in a variety of subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, and History.

Manitoba – Literacy with ICT K-12
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/index.html
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/lict/show_me/continuum.html

Student Standards for ICT skills


NETS for students
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007.htm
Profiles that describe ICT literate students at key developmental points
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/Profiles/NETS_for_Students_2007_Profiles.htm

A Scope and Sequence Program Aligned to the ISTE NETS for students is on My eCoach

Tasmania Curriculum Areas by Standards
http://www.education.tas.gov.au/curriculum/standards
Standards state what students can do. The curriculum is organised from standard one to standard five, describing the years of schooling from Kindergarten to Year 10. Further information about standards can be accessed through each curriculum area or using the resources below.
Each stage includes activities which use ICTs.

Tasmanian Education Department K-10 ICT Cross Curricular Framework:
http://www.education.tas.gov.au/curriculum/standards/ict
ICTs K-10 Syllabus
Standards and Strands – “at each stage its is expected that students at this standard will…”
Gives performance criteria and sample learning activities.
Sample Skills p160 onwards – lists things students should be able to do with ICT: Inquiring, Creating, Communicating, Operating
Includes a Checklist for ICT skills (p165 on), specific for each year level.

BECTA – Next Generation Learning – checklist for parents
http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/checklistforparents.html
Specific skills lists for 4 key stages
http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/en/Parents/Resources/