Monday, 22 June 2015

Final Frontier

Hi all,

I'm looking forward to our final session Wednesday! I'll be honest I haven't done a great deal more than the last time we met . The only other real progress I feel we have made in terms of digital literacy is we have recently added an E-Safety leaflet which is being sent out to all parents with the pupils school report. There is also talk of a parents digital literacy/e-safety meeting but this will now no doubt take place next term.  I've made reference to my last blog post below just to remind you all of what I've been up to.

Hi all,

I've set up a Digital Ambassadors club and have set up a blog for pupils to post comments etc on it. We meet on Mondays and have a range of boys and girls, mostly from year 7, 8 and 9. We mostly talk about internet safety but many boys are keen on gaming and all things tech so we try to incorporate that in as well. Some of the students have set up You Tube channels where they review games, software etc, they are very keen.

We have also tried to get involved in whole school digital citizenship by creating a 'Thought of the week' presentation for all year groups to use during internet safety week. We are still working on assemblies and I am looking to work with the PSE coordinator to include digital citizenship in the PSE POS. All ICT teachers also put on activities on Safer internet day for all the year groups we taught.

I have also been making use of Twitter much more, but really want to expand this after seeing lots of good practice from primary schools.  I have also been using the HWB with most pupils for a variety of tasks including emailing and setting up their own Wikis for ICT revision purposes. I am hoping to get a class to make a wiki for digital citizenship.

Off the top of my head I cant think of anything else.... just wish I had more time for this kind of stuff.....

Pupils in year 7 also 'perform' a cyber bullying play, which they turn into a video and edit it, this works quite well and the pupils enjoy this and find it more interesting than the usual talk they have.

Cheers all :)


  1. Like the flyer idea. I'm guessing you'll need to dig around for some feedback/evaluation but would be worth doing. I was thinking of a stand for our digital champions at a parents' evening. See you Wednesday!

  2. It's really hard to keep up the momentum in school, isn't it? I have started off with good intentions, but they haven't materialised into anything. Time is always so short and there are always other things which seemingly take priority.
    You have done remarkably well to involve other departments and embed your new ideas. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

  3. You've been making progress! Twitter is a useful tool - I've been using it much more of late - I've faced the usual time issues as well, that is why I have ended up building into KS5 as I thought iy would be more manageable than lots of different little projects! One step at a time!