Pre-ITE: Brush up your ICT Skills

You really won’t want to be struggling with software when you are trying to plan – and execute – lessons during your training. Now is a great time to brush up your ICT skills.

Key packages include:

  • Presentation packages such as PowerPoint and Prezi. Make sure you can embed videos and animations for your lessons

  • Spreadsheets such as Excel – you’ll be using them for entering, sorting, analysing and plotting data

  • Social media – YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and so on all offer great teaching resources. Spend some time exploring how they are used by teachers and what’s available. But bear in mind that anything you find will not necessarily be quality assured. Additionally, many schools will not let you access these sites on their networks, so think about ways to access the resources when you are in the classroom.

Other IOP websites

A community for teachers of physics and their supporters

A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England

Ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19