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Roe Valley Integrated Primary Schoo

UICT at Roe Valley

At Roe Valley IPS we are aware that technology has become more embedded in our culture. We provide our children with relevant and contemporary experiences that allow children to successfully engage with technology and prepare them for life after school. Information and Communications Technology, across the curriculum, has the potential to transform and enrich pupils’ learning experiences and environments. It can empower pupils, develop self-esteem and promote positive attitudes to learning. Additionally, the creative use of ICT has the potential to improve pupils’ thinking skills, providing them with opportunities to become independent, self-motivated and flexible learners.

We have lots of ICT resources in our school, including computers/laptops, i-pads, digital cameras and recordable microphones! We use our resources in all areas of the curriculum and our children love to:

  • Use websites for research
  • Explore online educational games
  • Publish work using text and images
  • Take and upload digital photographs
  • E-mail pupils from around the world
  • Programme directions into our friendly robot Beebot

In Roe Valley IPS we find this to be a fun and engaging way to enhance our children’s learning! Take a peek at our photos to see even more fun ICT projects.

 

ASSESSMENT OF USING ICT

Children are assessed in 5 areas in UICT - these are known as the 5 E's:

  1. Explore
  2. Express
  3. Exchange
  4. Evaluate
  5. Exhibit

In ICT we follow the NI Curriculum and the 5 E's

Across the curriculum, at a level appropriate to their ability, pupils should be enabled to develop skills to:

EXPLORE

Pupils should be enabled to:

  • access, select, interpret and research information from safe and reliable sources;
  • investigate, make predictions and solve problems through interaction with digital tools.

EXPRESS

Pupils should be enabled to:

  • create, develop, present and publish ideas and information responsibly using a range of digital media and manipulate a range of assets to produce multimedia products.

EXCHANGE

Pupils should be enabled to:

  • communicate safely and responsibly using a range of contemporary digital methods and tools, exchanging, sharing, collaborating and developing ideas digitally.

EVALUATE

Pupils should be enabled to:

  • talk about, review and make improvements to work, reflecting on the process and outcome and consider the sources and resources used, including safety, reliability and acceptability.

EXHIBIT

Pupils should be enabled to:

  • manage and present their stored work and showcase their learning across the curriculum, using ICT safely and responsibly. 

Click here  for more information on the Planning and Assessment of ICT in the Northern Ireland Curriculum.