See how one school uses digital technology as part of its School Culture.
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Some useful information on ICT Culture can be accessed on the eLearning Roadmap section.
Schools should consider how they can integrate ICT into the school culture to enable sharing and mutual support among the teachers, collaboration with other schools locally and globally while also improving communications with parents and the wider local community. In developing the e-learning Plan, the school should look beyond the4 curriculum to see how ICT is used in the other areas such as:
- teacher collaboration and peer to peer support
- creating and sharing digital resources among colleagues both within the school and through teacher professional networks (TPNs) or communities of practice
- use of virtual learning environments (VLEs)
- communicating with parents and the wider community
- providing access to ICT outside of school time
- developing and updating the school website