The Wallace High School has once again demonstrated its cutting edge approach to Information Communication Technology, through its successful involvement in the Department of Education’s School Empowerment through ICT Pilot Project programme.
The project focused on the use of digital media in learning and teaching, with Wallace’s six strong e-learning committee joining other two other schools in the South Eastern Education and Library board to form a collaborative cluster group, sharing training, ideas and resources.
The pilot scheme offered the opportunity for all involved to undergo extensive training from Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education at the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission.
ICT Coordinator in Wallace, David Cleland, explained, “All those who participated have put in a great deal of effort and I’m glad to say that everyone has found the experience very beneficial. Digital video has been used both in the classroom and on an extra curricular basis, with a wide range of short educational films being made, including sports training, cookery demonstrations and drama.”
Modern Languages teacher Julia McIvor added, “My pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has undoubtedly helped them in role play work in their target language.”
David Cleland commented, “Our collaborative work with St Columbanus and Lagan College has been very worthwhile and our final portfolio can be viewed by visiting www.cluster9.net. It is hoped that more staff will undergo training in digital video work next year to further enhance the learning experiences of our pupils here at Wallace High.”
Principal Mrs Anne McBride concluded, “There is no doubt that the involvement in this project has been of major benefit to all concerned. Not only do we have teachers and pupils with impressive expertise in the use of digital media, but here is also an enthusiasm for ICT throughout the school which is making an impact on learning and teaching in the classroom.”
Last modified: February 24, 2016