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  1. Mike Farmer Aston – Computers in the Home

  2. In 2004 only one family in ten had a computer with Internet access

  3. The Schools • Year 3 pupils in three primary schools (210 families) • The year 4 pupils in two of the primary schools (150 families) • The year 7 pupils in an Aston Secondary School (150 families) • Total 510 families

  4. The Project will demonstrate how: • how ICT can support the learning family within a community. • a clear link between ICT engagement and children’s attainment in core skills, particularly numeracy and literacy • a learning partnership between the home, the school, the Local authority and Aston Pride New Deal for Communities

  5. The Project will demonstrate how: • an inclusive approach to, opportunity for, a disadvantaged and diverse community. • links between ICT and the rich cultural heritage of the community. • congruence with the broader framework of ‘Every Child Matters’ and local regeneration.

  6. Project supporters • Aston Pride • DfES • Birmingham City Council • Service Birmingham • E-Learning Foundation • The schools involved • UCE

  7. The Aston wireless cloud

  8. The installation

  9. The classroom “We can now send a lot of skill based activities home and bring some creativity back into the classroom”

  10. Engaging parents • Training

  11. Engaging parents • Podcasting • Blogging and Bulletin Boards • E-Portal • Subtractive Bilingualism

  12. Successes –The Pilot • 40 Computers • 240 Regular Users • Pupil Learning Gains – Best SAT’s ever. • Business Activities Supported • 1: 5 Computer/Internet ownership in pilot school in 2006

  13. An Aston family

  14. For other information Aston Pride http://www.astonpride.com/ BGfL Case Studies for evaluations http://www.bgfl.org/casestudies My email mikefarmer43@msn.com My blog http://www.mikefarmer.edublogs.org/ Prince Albert Website http://www.princealbert.bham.sch.uk Prince Albert podcasts http://www.bgfl.org/podcasts