Digital Leaders Announcement | bhall

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…

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Computing resources to use at home | bhall

It was great to see so many parents and carers last night taking such an active interest in computing. A number of people asked me how they could help support learning at home, and which apps or websites to use. Here is a quick summary of the tools I use with the children in school. Where possible I like to use apps which are free, however there are some where there is a small charge.

Key Stage One:

Bee-bot

We have a set of Bee-bots in Foundation Stage, so by the time the children get to year one they are familiar with these great little robots. There is an app which mirrors the…

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Digital Leaders | bhall

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, pick up an application form from the ICT suite and return it to me by…

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App Smashing! | bhall

This week, many of the children in KS2 will be ‘app smashing’. This means using a number of apps together to create something you couldn’t do in just one app.

As we are now into the third week of our Book Creator projects, we will be app smashing to improve the content of our books. We will be using Comic Life 3 and Pic Collage to create images and effects that cannot be achieved in Book Creator alone.

Can you think of any other apps you could smash together?

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