Project ID - TIS001160
Using ICT To Enhance and Promote Literacy Skills in KS3. The aim is to provide pupils with a range of opportunities to tell stories through the use of ICT. A range of online software (e.g. StoryBird) and Apps (Tagxedo, Puppet Pals, etc) will be used to provide the pupils with the tools to create interactive stories.

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Project offered at

Kilronan Special School
BT45 6EN


Lisa Brown

Student Skills

The student would need to have an interest in and be able to work with pupils who have severe learning difficulties. Excellent communicator. Patient, witty and caring. ICT - basic level in using iPads. Team player. Literacy - a good basic understanding of story writing and understanding what teenagers would enjoy.

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Literacy Skills will improve. The pupils will have developed new ICT skills. Enjoy taking part in fun and engaging literacy lessons.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Experience of working with pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties. Working as part of a team. Experience of different teaching strategies employed to meet individual needs. New skills in terms of looking at how to use ICT to enhance literacy in KS3. An awareness of how the various Apps and Software can be used for teaching in a range of classroom settings. They will enjoy the experience of working with such amazing young people.

Extra Information

There will be support from the teacher and other staff and it would work best on a small group or 2 pupils to the UU student basis. There is a pack of ideas which are ready to 'lift' and full notes and guidance will be provided. These are linked to the NIC and are just new for use with KS3 pupils who have additional cognitive difficulties. 1 or 2 students could take part in this project.

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