Highlights from our latest school education day.

Great finish to the end of our second week back , we were joined by year three’s from St Joseph’s RC primary. Last time this class came to SICT they used the original Lego WeDo, this year we were using our new sets of WeDo2 in the morning we made Milo and got to grips with programming him and using the sensor block.

In the afternoon we used the guided project – Moon Base – you can see from the video highlights we were very pleased with the end results. A great of fun and learning.

Safer Internet Day 2017 #SID2017

This week sees the launch of our annual Online Safety competition for Bolton schools.

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This coincide with the run up to Safer Internet day #SID2017 ran by UK Safer Internet Centre.

The UK Safer Internet Centre – a partnership of three leading charities; Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation – provide resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

This year theme is:

Be the change: unite for a better internet

Schools can register as a supporter and there are a range of education packs to support schools.

It would be great to hear what your school is planning to do for #SID2017

It was all about Computing

It was all about Computing in Year 3 at Holy Infants yesterday.

Year 3 learnt lots of tricky technical words such as algorithm, debugging and sprite. Using Purplemash the pupils learnt how to make fish move, make snails race and even create giant or tiny snails at a moment’s notice!  Mr Eccles thought he’d seen a six pack of sprites in Asda, but apparently that’s a different thing!

 

And so we have our winner …

A massive thank you to everyone who sent in entries for our Schools ICT Design a Christmas Card competition. We had a great time in the office looking through all your wonderful entries. They were all fabulous and made it very hard for us to choose but after some serious conversations the winner has to be Finley’s entry from St Saviour CE Primary School – Well Done!

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Finley’s card will be the official 2016 Christmas Card from the Schools ICT unit so look out for it coming to your school soon. Finley has won a morning of Scratch programming for his class in January.

Once again thank you for all your entries and hard work.

Bring on the mince pies!

Ipads and programming

IMG_1791Today we had Ian Wilson delivering CPD, the focus for our day was using apps for programming. We looked decomposition of  songs using a flow diagram (Steve Bunce) lots of hands on a range of apps from BeeBot, Daisy Dinosaur, ALEX & Scratch Jr to some newer ones we had not come across like The Foos, Run Marco, Kids n Code and a platform game app call Bloxels Builder.

In the afternoon we used Tickle to program a range of drones… great fun, sorry learning !

 

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