ICT can have a significant impact on teaching, learning and school planning and administration. It offers learners opportunities to realise their individual potential and teachers new opportunities to develop professional skills in the classroom.
To ensure that schools reap the benefits that ICT can bring and to prepare pupils for life in a world that is increasingly dependant upon ICT good school planning is essential. ICT planning needs to be managed and coordinated across the curriculum and school.
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Policies and Planning
- The ICT Planning section of the PDST Technology in Education website offers advice and guidelines on developing a whole-school ICT policy.
- Webwise.ie gives guidelines on developing Acceptable Use Policies. Samples are included in both English and Irish.
- Webwise is the current PDST Internet safety initiative. Webwise provides parents, teachers, and children with educational resources, advice and information about potential dangers on the Internet and empowers users to minimise or avoid these risks. Information on Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), Internet safety leglislation and filetering software is available. Click here.