“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

ICT/Computing

ICT/Computing at Parkfield

 

We are very well resourced in terms of ICT at Parkfield.

We have:

  • 2 dedicated and innovative full time ICT technicians;
  • interactive whiteboards in every classroom;
  • visualisers in every classroom;
  • 1:1 iPads in Years 5 and 6;
  • a class set of iPads for other year groups to use;
  • a 32 iMac computer suite (dual bootable to Windows or Mac);
  • a class set of dataloggers (for measuring sound, light, temperature and heart rate);
  • a class set of roamers and Romos
  • 6 iMacs in the library;
  • 4 iMacs in corridors for years 2, 3 and 4;
  • 30 netbooks in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5;
  • our own school radio station (which broadcasts every dinnertime to the school playground);
  • our own school TV studio, with green screen facilities.

Every child from Year 3 upwards has their own school email address, which is monitored in school, and they have their own Mathletics and Moodle (our Virtual Learning Platform) accounts from Year 2 upwards. Each class has its own Moodle area and this is used weekly to set homework within our school and to educate children about e-safety.

"ICT in education is important! Information and communication technology (ICT) has quickly become one of the building blocks of modern society. ICT supports learners but more importantly it extends the reach of the population in ways we have yet to imagine." (Browning)