>Becta has launched a new Next Generation Learning website as part of their drive to show how parents, learners and employers can get the most out of technology.
The website is a key resource to find out more about the innovative and exciting ways that technology is already being used by some schools and organisations to improve engagement, motivation and results. Exemplar schools include John Cabot Academy in Bristol, where students are using their PSPs (PlayStation Portables) in PE lessons to see how their long jump techniques compare to the professionals, and where sixth formers teach software designers some tricks of the trade.
The site even has a postcode tool to identify schools in their area who are using ICT effectively. These schools, who have received the prestigious NAACE ICT mark, are four times more likely to be rated as outstanding in the overall effectiveness category of Ofsted inspection reports. Pupils at ICT Mark schools are also more likely to achieve better results.
The NAACE mark is the similar to the NCTE Digital School award. To find out more about how to implement Next Generation Learning have a look at the campaign website: