— Masefield CP School (@MasefieldCP) 30 November 2018
It was great to see over forty schools attending our end of year Computer Subject leader day. The focus for the day was looking at how we have revamped our Computing long term overview and developed a clearer progression path to support the teaching of computing throughout school. The delegates particularly liked how we have developed the teaching of online safety using Education for a Connected World, Today’s children and young people are growing up in a digital world. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online.
The afternoon session was the launch of our STEM project loan boxes – these STEM boxes are full of resources, which will enable staff to deliver quality STEM lessons across school.
I am often asked what could I use for pupils to produce their own branching datebase – well I think this could be an option; in true Blue peter style – here’s one I prepared earlier.
Developing my animals idea, I then used the one of the writing frames in 2Connect to produce an plan for a persuasive writing task.
Very easy to use, pupils are able to add own images and notes.
Bolton Schools ICT Unit recently ran an Esafety Competition for all Bolton Primary Schools linked to Safer Internet Day 2015.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people.
Safer Internet Day 2015 was on Tuesday 10th February 2015, with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’, offering the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.
This is the first inter-school competition that Bolton Schools ICT unit has organised for schools. It was felt that with changes in the new computing curriculum and the access children have to the internet and social media this was the ideal opportunity to raise the awareness and importance of safeguarding and esafety learning.
Schools entries could take the form of any format – video, collage, posters or even computer games. Bolton Schools ICT unit was astounded with the quality and quantity of entries, clearly schools have taken this opportunity to raise the esafety learning in their schools and are now looking to make this an annual event.
Thank you and well done to the schools that submitted entries, to see the highlights and the list of winners, click on the image below.
These links take you to videos from one of the winning schools:
Thank you St Joseph’s RC Primary School for sharing this example.