9 Uses for Checklists in Education Technology

9 Uses for Checklists in Education Technology

Ideally, a checklist should be numbered -- unlike the one shown here!

One of the simplest tools at a teacher's disposal is the humble checklist. Checklists have been instrumental in saving lives in hospitals, averting disasters in planes and, less dramatically perhaps, ensured pain-free software installation in schools.

The value of the checklist was brought to a wider audience by Atul Gawande in The Checklist Manifesto.

However, they were a staple part of the Framework for ICT Support (FITS) scheme some years ago, in which those managing technical suport in schools were encouraged to use checklists to govern trouble-shooting, software installation and other processes.

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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."