We had a busy day planned, updates on our SLAs, after school club provision and education days. Discussed the launch of our new digital leaders workshops and in a Teach Meet style we share what works well, which included Class Dojo, code it, hour of hour minecraft resource.
We had Henry Platten from eCadets showing the delegates how eCadets can support schools in developing digital leaders support their online safety provision.
In the afternoon we had hands on workshops using Minecraft and looked at how it can enhance learning and the new InOBot from TTS . IMG_2177
Can you watch this video & not say ‘ahhh’ ?
Highlights from todays school visit. We were working with the reception class, we had a fun packed afternoon, a carousel of computing activities.
We used direction cards to plan the route for our BlueBots, we logged on to Purplemash and used 2Go, we used Kodable and BlueBot app and we had great fun with the remote control cars.
We think the adults had as much fun as the children!
This is the third year Online Safety competition ran for our Bolton schools linked to #SID17
This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”
This year we have specific categories – Media, Art & DT and coding. Each year the quality and range of entries continues to surprise us.
Our judging panel (no one from the curriculum team!) had an extremely hard decision – Ashleigh our new finance manager wanted to give every school a prize!
Our winners of this year Online Safety Competition:
Media category Eagley Junior School
Art & DT category – St Peters Smithills Dean
Coding – Oxford Grove Primary School
Well Done and Thank you
to all the schools that supported this year competition, save the date for next year 6th February 2018
What a great finish to a very busy week, year2 from St Joseph’s RC primary came for a Lego Day.
In the morning we built Milo the Robot, we added an object sensor so he would not bump into anything, but the very best bit was having races! Sometimes we would count down and not all of our Milos set off, we worked together checking our programs and then tried again – this is called debugging in computing terms!
You can see in the video below our races were great fun.
We had to break Milo up, ready for our new robot after lunch. Our challenge after lunch was to build a robot that could pull different objects, we did find that after some testing we had to swap the wheels over to rubber ones as this meant they could put heavier objects.
We all agreed we had a great day and a lot better than spelling test Friday!!
We would love to hear your comments if you attended this trip.
Stand back everyone!
Be prepare for year3 bloggers at Brownlow Fold.
Today saw the children using their class blog for the first time – they shared their topic learning all about the Egyptians they particularly like the mummification process!
They can not wait to share their very best writing with the whole wide world. Can you leave a comment of encouragement?
We were asked to go into Queensbridge to work with their year6’s, looking at how to use scratch to begin to program their multiple choice online safety quizzes. As it was Safer Internet Day #SID17 part of the morning session was use to plan possible question and discuss answers.
Hopefully some of these will be finished in time to enter our competition.
A busy day ahead final preparation for our CEOP online safety training session on Thursday, a meeting in a school to discuss an online safety project and the highlight of the day will be working with the year 6s from Queensbridge, using Scratch2 to program an online safety multiple choice quiz.
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.