Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience

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proliferation of multimedia with its hypertext foundations has already begun to revolutionise the way we read and process information. And questions of assessment in English will once again have to confront the issues of precisely what it is we wish to assess and how we should most effectively and accurately assess it.


REFERENCES

Websites

http://www.nc.uk.net/servlets/Subjects?Subject=En The National Curriculum online.

http://www.becta.org.uk/index.cfm/ Becta is the government's lead agency for ICT in education. It supports the UK government and national organisations in the use and development of ICT in education to raise standards, widen access, improve skills and encourage effective management.

http://www.ngfl.gov.uk/ Portal for the National Grid for Learning. Has news and links and operates a 'Virtual Teacher Centre'.

http://besd.becta.org.uk/ Educational software database. Useful for tracking down specific programs.

http://www.teem.org.uk/ Teachers evaluating educational multimedia.

http://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/ English and Media Centre. Leading training organisation and publisher of materials, including Picture Power 2.

http://www.learn.co.uk/ Guardian newspaper's run site for teachers with online resources for pupils.

www.english-teaching.co.uk/ Resources for English teachers.

http://www.avp.co.uk/ One of many publishers of educational software. Publishes Spelling it Out: Context, a program based on Developing Tray.

http://www.topologika.co.uk/ Publishers of Sherlock: The Case of the Missing Text also based on Developing Tray.

www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/ Statistical information on schools' connectivity; 'ICT in Schools' may be accessed here.

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/ictfutures/ The government's ambitions for ICT development in education may be found here: 'Transforming the Way We Learn: A Vision for the Future of ICT in Schools.'


Further reading
Buckingham, D., Grahame, J. and Sefton-Green, J. (1995) Making Media: Practical Production in Media Education London: English and Media Centre.
Grahame, J. (1996) Picture Power, London: EMC Publishing.
--(2002) The Media Pack: Units for GCSE Media and English, London: EMC Publishing.
Grahame, J. and Domaille, K. (2001) The Media Book, EMC KS3 English Series, London: EMC Publishing.
Grahame, J. and Simons, M. (1999) Picture Power II (CD), London: EMC.
Leask, M. and Pachler, N. (1999) Learning to Teach Using ICT in the Secondary School London: Routledge.
English and Media Magazine, quarterly publication, aimed at media students and teachers, London: EMC.

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