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Secondary ICT - Engaging Girls

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Summary

Manor College of Technology, Hartlepool, demonstrates how it uses a range of techniques to encourage girls to engage with ICT, both as a subject and across other areas of the school.

Head of ICT, Yvonne Hill, runs a computer club for girls. She gives them a purpose for learning that encourages more girls to take the subject at GCSE.

In Key Stage 3, project-based lessons on theme parks and cartoons tap into girls' interests and teach crucial ICT skills such as research and animation.

Meanwhile, at GCSE level a recycling topic using podcasting increases collaboration and engages the girls, without putting off the boys.

Finally in geography, the creative use of technology encourages girls to take a different outlook on the benefits of different forms of ICT across the curriculum.

Published : Jun 2009

15 mins

Roles

Secondary Teacher

Subjects

Secondary ICT Curriculum

Whole School Issues

Secondary ICT across the school

ICT Learning

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