Visioning - where do we want to go?

The first step in a school ICT review is to do a 'literature review' looking at the needs of 21st century learners and the ways that other educators and institutions are meeting the challenge of making powerful use of ICT.

MOE e-learning strategics

Make sure you are familiar with these to see what direction all of New Zealand schools are being asked to move in. These can be found on the MOE resources page.

The Digital Strategy
Rleased in August 08, this is a strategy for New Zealand going forward in a digital age. While not specific to education, education is one of the areas within the strategy.

21st Century Learning Curriculum
According to this website, there is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces. They have therefore developed this framework as being important for teaching in our schools. There are links to resources for developing each area on the website.

Visit other schools

This is a very powerful way to get ideas on where you might want to go as a school. Nothing beats seeing things in action.

Read blogs and wikis

There is so much sharing happening out there on the web and this is an excellent way to find out about what is happening in the world in relation to ICT in education. Visit my learning web 2.0 wiki to find examples of blogs and wikis to visit. You can visit Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach's wiki on 21st century learning.