Recruiting New Digital Leaders

16 10 2018

Over the last few weeks we have been very busy recruiting three new Digital Leaders from Year 5.

We created a short video, which were published on our school’s social media accounts, and presented our role to both Year 5 classes.

Mrs Atherton then concealed names on the application forms and we had the task of shortlisting applicants for interview.

The Year 6 Digital Leaders then had the task of drafting questions and tasks for the interviews.

Out of the 9 candidates interviewed, they then had the very difficult job of narrowing it down to just three. During the interview process points were awarded for how well questions were answered and tasks were completed.  The scores were very close, but we would like to introduce our three new Digital Leaders.

 




Museum of Science and Industry – Robots

27 03 2018

On Monday 26th March we visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester to see the ‘Robots’ exhibit.

We followed the activity trail and went through different sections split in to marvel, obey, dream, build and imagine.

We saw how computers had developed from CAMs and animatronics, to weaving machines in the industrial revolution, to robots using electricity up to the present day. Here are some pictures and videos from our trip.




Challenge 3

9 02 2018

We were involved in lots of different activities for Safer Internet Day. We completed a lot of work with Rochdale Borough Council and their Safeguarding Children Board. We helped them with their Online Safety Week, which was the same week as Safer Internet Day. We were filmed sharing top tips to stay safe online, which was shared on social media throughout the week. We also helped them prepare an online safety survey and encouraged children at our school to take part. You can see what we got up to by watching our Animoto below.




E-Safety

31 01 2018

Over the last few weeks we have been working with Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board and helping them with their new e-safety campaign.

We tested and reviewed a questionnaire aimed at children in the borough. There were lots of different questions including how they access the internet, how often they were on-line in a week, their opinions on certain statements and the apps they use. Then we sent off our feedback,

We have also been busy designing posters and word art for Safer Internet Day in school and preparing our presentation for our assembly on Safer Internet Day.

Finally, we were filmed giving tips to stay safe on line. The clips will be put together by Rochdale Borough Council and used in their e-safety campaign. We can’t wait to see what it looks like!




Create, Connect and Share Respect, by Alexia

23 01 2018

Do you like my Safer Internet Day poster?

Can you share a tip to stay safe online?




Challenge 2 – Programming

8 11 2017

Challenge 2 is live on the Arch Digital Leader blog and the theme this half term is Programming.

Bronze 

  • Help other classes/children develop programming skills- ask members of staff to help set up lessons and help with troubleshooting issues.

Silver

  • Help teachers and children with their programming needs – facilitate alongside class teacher teaching programming – possibly work with specific groups.

Gold     

  • Silver criteria +
  • Staff meeting/ Governors drop in session to learn how to use scratch and the benefits of programming – exposing the evolving world of the latest technology and how programming feeds this.

 

Leave with a comment with how you think we can complete this challenge and if you’re aiming for Bronze, Silver or Gold!

 




Creating your badge

18 10 2017

You need to complete the badge template with your first name and something you are confident helping other people with.

Use the template saved in this years Digital Leader file.

Here is my example…

Next you need to create an avatar so that use can use this virtual likeness when working on line.

Avatar creator

Use the website svgAvatars to create an avatar for your badge.

Make sure you save your avatar in your Digital Leader file and you can also use it on your badge for your lanyard!




Our First Kids Meet, by Alexia

9 10 2017

In our first meeting we discussed what we do as digital leaders, the skills we need and we looked at the Digital Leader blogs we can go on. We also met up with the other Digital Leaders from Harwood Park, St Luke’s and Heap Bridge. We went through the challenges we will be given and we were set our first challenge. We will get our Digital Leader badges when we have completed our first challenge.

  

 




Challenge 1

5 10 2017

Post your thoughts and ideas on what you think you could do to complete Challenge 1.

Made with Padlet



Badge Design

29 09 2017

The first task our Digital Leaders have is to think of possible designs for their badges, which will go on their new Digital Leader lanyards.

Each Digital Leader has been asked to come up with a design, then we will look at all of the design ideas before agreeing on our final badge design.

What information should be included?




Ada Lovelace, by Alexia

21 09 2017

What do you know about Ada Lovelace?




Who invented the internet? By Mia

21 09 2017

Do you know when the internet was created?




Steve Jobs, by Rayaan

21 09 2017

Do you know any facts about Steve Jobs?




End of Year Digital Leader Event

18 07 2017

On Friday we held our final Digital Leader Event of the year at Hopwood.

The morning started with a fantastic workshop run by Patterncraft, Code Club and CAS Manchester.

We learned a little about the history of textiles, where they used pattern cards to tell the machines which patterns to produce, a similar instruction to when we are writing algorithms and coding.

We used 8 x 8 pattern cards to design our own blocks for Minecraft. We fed our designs into a card reader, which was connected to a Raspberry Pi, and then our blocks appeared in Minecraft. We also discovered that we could make a simple animation by joining multiple cards together. We also used the pattern cards to write a binary code to send longer messages in Python. You can see more of what we got up to by watching the animoto below.

After we completed the workshops and had a break we moved on to our end of year presentations. Each school presented to the other Digital Leaders to share what they had completed during the year in their own schools.

Finally we were presented with our own individual certificates.

Thank you for all of your hard work over the last 12 months Digital Leaders.

We hope you all have a fantastic summer and wish all Year 6 Digital Leaders moving on to high school, the very best of luck for the future.

 

 




Digital Leader Event

28 06 2017

To end the academic year, we will all be coming together for a Digital Leader event on Friday 14th July.

We will be taking part in a workshop, run by Pattern Craft, for the first part of the morning.

Then, after a break, each school will be delivering their presentation to the other Digital Leaders.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Challenge 5

24 04 2017

Are you ready for your fifth challenge?

At the KidsMeet, next half term, you will deliver a short presentation, about 5 to 10 minutes long, to the other Digital Leaders at the KidsMeet. Your presentation can include:

  • How you have supported people at your school since you became a Digital Leader
  • A favourite app and how it can be used in school
  • Top tips for new Digital Leaders

So, all you need to do to complete this challenge is to share the title of your presentation in the comments section below. You might want to start planning your presentation, but you won’t need to share it on the blog just yet.







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