Challenge 1, by Ava, Jakub and Oliver

16 10 2019

We are new Digital Leaders and we were recruited by the Year 6 Digital Leaders through an application form and interview process at the start of the school year.

We used Powerpoint to prepare an excellent assembly for our school so that everyone knows who we are and what we do. We have also worked with Year 1 and worked with the children to create and test their own algorithm with the Bee-Bots.

We decided to have a completely new Digital Leader display in the ICT suite this year and agreed on a Minecraft theme. We will be adding to our display over the year and keeping it updated with all of the exciting things that we will be doing.

On Monday 14th October 2019 we hosted an ‘E-Safety Information Stand’ at parents evening. We displayed National Online Safety user guides and safety tips for parents and guardians on a display board and we went and spoke to parents, guardians, teachers and school governors. We spoke to over 70 different people and signposted them to the e-safety pages on the school website and asked them if there were any apps or software that they would like more information about. Mrs Atherton will use this information to share user guides and safety tips about the apps on our list through the school website and social media pages.

Mrs Atherton has made sure that we have appeared on our school social media pages and we have updated our Hopwood Digital Leader blog and our page on the school website.

Introducing our new Digital Leaders

3 10 2019

Our Year 6 Digital Leaders have completed the interviews with Year 5 applicants and were very impressed with their presentations. It was a very tricky decision to pick just three, but here are our new Digital Leaders!

Challenge 1

3 10 2019

Digital Leaders, here is your first challenge of the academic year. There are different levels you can work towards, as detailed below. But there a lots of different ways to raise awareness of your role, e.g. Having a stand at parents evening, that you could complete, you don’t just have to do the things on the list, they are just suggestions. Leave a comment with your ideas.

Bronze Level

  • Prepare and present an assembly to the whole school telling them who digital leaders are and what you do.
  • Help set up computing lessons across the school
  • Create a display in the school showing the school and visitors who the Digital Leaders are.
  • Create posters around your school publicising the new digital leaders and their role.

Silver Level                               

  • Prepare and present an assembly to the whole school telling them who digital leaders are and what you do.
  • Post a blog/article on ‘your school’ website and on the Digital Leaders page telling others what the digital leaders do and how you can help with computing in your school.

Gold Level

  • Silver criteria + facilitate a staff meeting (inviting governors) telling staff who you are and what you do.

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