What did you do for Safer Internet Day 2016 ?

This year I was asked to go to a school and deliver a school assembly and then work with upper KS2 children.

We decided that we would work in the hall, no chairs or tables just flip chart paper and felt tip markers what more could we have asked for!

The first task was to look at all the different websites the pupils visited. We then collated data on the most popular sites and discussed implications of sharing images, why site have recommended age restrictions; this data is going to be used in maths lessons during the week.

Here are my morning highlights …

What were yours? it would be great to see what Bolton got up to for #SID16

Don’t forget… Our Online Safety Competition for Bolton Schools. The focus for our competition is linked to this year’s SID2016 theme – ‘Play your part for a better internet!’
Entries can be in any format – video, collage, posters, and the wackier the better!
Closing date for entries is 1pm Friday 26thFebruary 2016

The winning schools will be announced early March and displayed on BoltonSICT Blog site.

The Gates parent iPad project

TheGates LogoThe Gates Primary Schools was recently successful in obtaining some Lottery funding to promote family links within school,  I was asked to deliver a block of after school parent & children sessions where the focus was – using iPads to support their child at home.

I have demonstrated how teachers use Purplemash in their lessons, recapped how to log on and save. We have used lots of computer science app like LightBot, Kodable and beeBot apps. Last we were using apps that made puppets and photos talk – iFunface, Morpho  and Yakit Kids – there has been lots of hands on, nervousness and much laughter!