Afternoon. As my name suggests, I am currently working through the process of becoming a trainee teacher in English at Secondary level from September this year. As such, I have an interview in the coming weeks, which includes a presentation on a number of different suggested topics. I have chosen 'the effective use of ICT in the English classroom' and need to investigate the challenges and opportunities, as well as the context, prior learning, strategies to engage the students (and retain engagement) and ways to assess effectiveness of their learning. So, I'm wondering if anyone has any guidance or case studies for how they use ICT to support English teaching at Key Stage 4 as an evidence base for my presentation. A few points I can think of, include: - Are you using a particularly innovative measure to engage pupils? - Have you found a way to introduce social media/mobile technology into teaching? - Is prior learning a barrier to innovative ICT use? Or, do you find that students are already clued up and just need healthy persuasion to tie it into their English learning? - Have you found that teaching ESOL students is easier with effective ICT? If so, how? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.