Technology in our Primary Schools ?
primary schools realise that they are very privileged in having such well
equipped schools. We wish to utilise the equipment to the benefit of our
students but we also feel it important to articulate why we are
integrating ICT's into our primary education system.
- Access to new technologies
can improve the instructional processes and learning outcomes.
- Students and teachers
can communicate and collaborate with other schools both at home
and abroad. Pupils will develop the perspective to live in and work
in what is fast becoming a global village.
- Our pupils are
developing competencies in accessing, analysing and applying information.
They are learning habits of independent learning. These I.T.C
based strategies will help our students think creatively, a skill that
will be highly prized in the new information society.
- New technologies
can help to support new teaching and training methods.
Skills acquired using new technologies will equip our students to become
- In providing equitable
access to new technologies our students are preparing to take their
place in the world of work in the new technological society.
- Our students are
being prepared to play a full role in society where our institutions,
both local and national are using new technologies.
- We are ensuring
that we do not become swamped by outside influences by promoting our
own culture and language through the new technologies.
In integrating ICT's into our primary education system we consider that
we are forming the building blocks for future competitiveness and economic
growth within our society and within Europe as a whole.
Information Age Town