Thursday, 26 February 2015

Projects at Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School

Digital Leaders
I have created a Digital Leaders group that has been given the remit of being role models in the school in their use of ICT and delivering training sessions to pupils and staff. Each Digital Leader has their own twitter account, blog and meets on a weekly basis for training and planning purposes. Digital Leaders have been selected from years 7 and 8, and come from all socio-economic and gender group. In the first instance, expression of interest and attendance of the meeting was enough to secure a place on the DL team, but in future an application process will be implemented.

Digital Citizenship
I have included a series of lessons based around the 'Look up', 'Socialnomics' and 'Ronan's Escape' videos. These activities range discussions on blogs, discussion forums and the use of iPads to write and film a response to 'Look up'.

I am part of a PLC with a group of local primary schools working on digital inclusion and upskilling staff in the use of ipads and specific apps. The group

Role Modelling ICT
In-class displays use interactive elements like AR triggers and QR codes, including an 'App of the week'. I try to run my department as paper-light as possible, and to share good practice during whole-school INSET sessions.

I haven't made the progress on these that I anticipated, for a variety of professional and personal reasons, but hopefully will make better headway once the school's set of iPads have been properly setup for pupil use.

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