Use of Technology

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Issue 1: Inhibiting factors to effective use of technology

 

Task 1.1 - Inhibiting factors

  • Listen to the following extracts
  • Identify and note down some of the inhibiting factors in using technology as a learning support mechanism. These factors have been grouped in the task sheet under six headings. Please add in others which you may identify
  • Relate these issues to current or past pupils

    or

    Discuss within your group pupils who come to mind, giving examples of the inhibiting factors

Task sheet T1.1 - Inhibiting factors

  Inhibiting factors

Induction & support


 

Access


 

Use


 

Emotional & Motivational


 

Organisational


 

Teacher attitude


 

Other


 

Pupils' views


Gavin
Bankhead Primary
 

• Fear of being different



Marc
Stonelaw High
 

• Don't want to be singled out



Jill
Denny High
 

• Need to explain use of AlphaSmart to class



Sarah
Kincorth Academy
 

• Don't like using a laptop in class


Teachers' views


Louise Wood - Support for Learning, Bo'ness cluster
Grange Primary
 

• Rejection of AlphaSmarts



Alan Barbour

 

• Laptops not so useful in Science



Laura Compton - ICT Curriculum Dev. Officer - West Lothian

 

• Use of AlphaSmarts in P7/S1



Cathy McAuley
Stonelaw High
 

• Typing skills are important


Parents' views


Tanya, Callum's mum
Denny High
 

• AlphaSmart demonstration required?



David & Angela, Sarah's parents
Kincorth Academy
 

• Laptop is not used