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Use of ICT in Beaconhouse School
System
By Rakhshanda Asad
GDT SGO II
Strengths
 Learning and teaching has been facilitated by the use of
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various ICT tools
Efforts are made to match teaching to the requirements of
the learners who are digital natives
Teachers are kept breast with emerging theories about
teaching and learning through different courses
Student differentiation are catered to, more effectively
because the use of technology caters to various learners’
needs
Distant learning and an insight into various cultures has been
facilitated through the use of social networks
ICT resources available in BSS
branches
 Various Computer
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software
Digital camera
Digital microscope
Scanners
Printers
Data loggers
Television
DVD player
 Multimedia projector ( some
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branches)
Headphones
OHP
Speakers
Cassette player/recorder
Net connectivity in computer
labs, resource rooms, staff room
and admin offices
Weaknesses
 Despite availability of all the above mentioned resources only 20%
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of these are used on regular basis in most schools especially for
teaching and learning. These are some of the reasons:
Inadequate teacher training and skills inhibit use of ICT in
teaching
Some essential resources( e.g. electricity) are often not available
and teachers are left with no choice but to resort to conventional
methods of teaching
Resistance from people in admin discourages users
Fear of unknown – due to inadequate exposure and experience
Recent Initiatives
 Preparation of students results using online data
 Uploading of attendance through the use of biometric device
 More rampant teacher training programmes to expedite the
process
 Availability of more ICT resources at schools to facilitate
teaching and learning
 Beaconhouse on line magazine (TBT)
 Introduction of technology in Early year classes i.e. Early Year
ETAC Initiative
Suggestions
 Provision of extensive ICT training to School Heads and SMs
 ICT proficiency a prerequisite for all new hires
 Instead of providing IT training in isolation all major courses
for teachers to include ICT as an essential part e.g. Induction
The Foundation Course and BCT
 Inset workshops to be arranged on regular basis within each
branch by ETACA or DTWICT qualified teachers
 ICT competitions/ exhibitions to be arranged more
frequently
 Internet connections as well PCs to made available in all
classes at all levels to facilitate their usage at all times
Important
 Teachers to be made aware of net etiquettes,
e-safety
and all intricacies pertaining to digital citizenship in
order to inculcate the same in the learners
 Learners to be trained not to indulge in cyber bullying,
tagging, plagiarism and all related issues – strict
measures to be taken and consequences of all such acts to
be made explicit!
 Steps to be taken to ensure safe use of ICT resources!!!
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