I am a leader in Computing and IT, a Forest School Leader and an outdoor enthusiast and feel passionately about these roles being essential to each other. The fundamental aim of this blog is to demonstrate that technology, when used effectively, has a firm place in education. I have a firm belief that when we teach content in a way that was not possible previously and redefine the experience of our learners through using creativity and engagement, then it is a positive step forward. We owe it to the pupils we teach to make lessons fun, engaging and memorable - that is where effective use of technology can and does make a difference.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Over the last five weeks Year Five pupils have learnt so much about Networks, The Internet and the World Wide Web. The assessment tasks set included producing an Explain Everything Video on our Local Area Network and finally to produce an iMovie (with Green Screen and Stop Frame animation) to demonstrate knowledge of the Internet.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Year 6 made Computing and Mathematics come to life by coding a program on Scratch using Pseudo Code then investigating the angles within 2d shapes. The program allowed pupils to test out the angles of turn in order to make the shapes and once recorded within an iBook pupils could test their results. The task was for pupils to connect iPads to Sphero Ollies using the app Tickle, then for pupils to screenshot their algorithms, film their Spheros drawing the shapes and finally upload the footage into their completed iBooks.