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St Patrick's Primary School, Armagh
Safer Internet Day Tuesday 7th February 2023. Internet Safety Week 6th- 10th February.
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Using ICT


Using Information and Communication Technology (UICT) is an exciting and rapidly changing area of the curriculum.  It has the potential to transform and enrich pupils' learning experiences and environments.  In St. Patrick’s Primary School the children are motivated by its inclusion in all aspects of their work.  It develops self esteem and promotes positive attitudes to learning.

At our school, ICT is taught and developed as a cross-curricular subject. The children are using their ICT skills in all subjects to enhance their work at every available opportunity.   They are involved in experiences to develop their skills, across the 5 E's of Using ICT.    

St. Patrick’s currently have at least two computers/laptops in every classroom. Each classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard, which is further complemented by children and teachers having access to additional laptops in specific resource areas. Each class is timetabled for regular lessons in our Computer Suite.  The varied access to and use of ICT enhances the quality of the children’s teaching and learning.

We are developing the ways we use iPads in St. Patrick's.  We find that many children have access to iPads at home and are using them very skilfully playing games.  Our challenge is to develop practical skills for Education and the Workplace whilst encouraging creativity. Our staff work with a range of outside agencies to enhance our personal skills and enable us to support our children's learning.

The school aims to continue to expand its ICT provision, as we are aware of how ICT is altering the way children learn and how it will affect their future lives. You will see on our website many examples of children of all ages working at computers.


Using ICT

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13th Apr 2022
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1st Mar 2022
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4th Mar 2020
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