The first Digital Leaders meeting will take place next Wednesday at 12.30pm in the ICT suite. During our first meeting we will decide roles and responsibilities, so please make sure you are there to make the most of this exciting opportunity!
A huge thank you to all the children who applied to be digital leaders. I had 30 applications for just 10 places. There were so many great quality applications I have extended it to 12 places.
The successful candidates were as follows:
Ayesha, Zane and Myra from 5D
Aysha, Zain, Easha, Hamzah and Abbie from 6C
Fatima, Rais, Kais and Eshal from 6O
If you were not successful please do not be too disappointed, I could easily have chosen another 12 candidates from the applications I received and if you’re not in year 6 their will be more opportunities next year. I will also be running a Minecraft club this term which will be open to those who were no successful.
Would you like to…
- To update areas of the school blogs.
- Blog on behalf of the school, a class or a club.
- Comment on other peoples blog posts.
- Test new ICT resources, which could be websites, software or hardware.
- Share their skills and expertise with other pupils, classes and teachers.
- Set up ICT equipment in classrooms for teachers.
- Lead ICT lunchtime clubs.
- Support teachers and classes to use ICT in the classroom.
If the answer is yes, then you could be a Digital Leader in the making.
If you are interested and are in year 4, 5 or 6 pick up an application form from the ICT suite and return it to me by Friday 24th March.
Yesterday, the Lowerplace Digital Leaders went Mr Wardlow and I to the Salford City Reds Stadium where they took part in a â€˜live lessonâ€™ in front of an audience of teachers. The session hosted by influential educational consultant Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist). They used a variety of websites and iPad apps, including Kahoot,Yakit kids, google classroom and google streetview to research and present information about the Pyramids of Giza. The children were brilliant, embracing apps they had not seen before and were a credit to Lowerplace. I also took back lots of new ideas for ways to use the iPads we have in school. A huge thank you to Saarim, Aysha, Ibrahim, Rose, Aaliyah, Hassan and Laiba – you are all stars! Thank you also to Mark Anderson for inviting us to take part, and to RM for hosting the event.
If you would like to find out more about our Digital Leaders, please visit their blog at http://dl.lowerplace.net
Here is a selection of pictures from the event (click on each picture to see the full size version):
Check out this awesome Prezi by Ibby explaining why we should have Digital Leaders in school…