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Robust evidence is vital in informing the development of strategy and policy that will improve outcomes for learners and the system as a whole. We develop and disseminate robust evidence on the impact of ICT on education.

Narrowing the gap

The hyperlinks below take you to a variety of mainly interactive multimedia materials gathered during the course of this research.

There are six videos of teachers and pupils working together in six different subject areas, three short videos of pupils talking about the way technology impacts on their learning, four podcasts of teachers discussing the impact of technology on their own practice and pupil learning and a link to the literature review.

All these materials will also be published [February 2010] in Becta's 'Virtual school'.


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Using video to explore a difficult concept in science
A mini clip of students using video to explore the concepts of dynamic equilibrium ...

Using video to enhance PE teaching
A video which shows how students are using videos in PE lessons ...

Technology to support learning across the school
A podcast from the Assistant Headteacher on how technology is supporting the students learning ...

Science teacher using technology
A podcast of a science teacher using a range of technologies in lessons and their benefits ...

Pupils talk about technology used in design
A mini clip of students talking about technology can be used to help bring their design ideas to life ...

Pupils talk about technology used in art
A mini clip of students explain how technology is supporting them in art lessons ...

Newly qualified teacher and technology use in history
A podcast on how a history teacher is using technology in her lessons ...

Netbooks and whiteboards in English secondary classrooms
A video on the use on laptops and interactive whiteboards in English lessons ...

Mind mapping and video in a French lesson
A video of students using video in French lessons ...

Interactive whiteboards and other technologies in maths
A video about using interactive whiteboards in Maths lessons ...

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