Use of Software
Surveying Warwickshire Schools
From a survey of 22 Warwickshire schools, we found that the most common uses for the software were:
Use of Communicate: In Print
Use by Teachers and Teaching Assistants
- Printing resources
- Printing labels and notices
- Importing photographs for CFE materials
- Creating vocabulary lists
- Visual timetables
- Behaviour target boards
- Labels on displays
- Story boards
- Worksheets for pupils
- Instruction sheets for pupils
- Birthday board
- Key word
- Literacy and numeracy target boards
- Creating vocabulary sheets for
- creative writing,
- additional science,
- adding downloaded photographs from the Internet to existing resources
Use by Pupils
Pupils in Designated Speech and Language Provisions (DSLP) use CIP to produce work in literacy and as a spelling check. If the word is spelt correct the symbol pops up - very motivating.
Individual pupils are able to use CIP to make their own booklets (eg about sequencing the day). They can put in their own photos - giving a real sense of achievement and engagement.
Use of Communicate: By Choice
This is being used by a few schools, but the majority are familiarising themselves with CIP and have not approached CBC yet.
Three secondary schools are usung CBC for some dual placement students.