Digital Leaders at St. Matthew’s Catholic Primary

I recently visited the Digital Leaders at St. Matthew’s Catholic Primary in Allerton who are enrolled on our Digital Leader Academy programme to find out what Digital Leader activities they had undertaken since the training.

During the first day of training we introduced Green Screening using an iPad and the Green Screen app from Do Ink. The children thought Green Screen technology was very useful and have created a guide to using the App for teachers and pupils to use in school. This will link nicely to their Digital Leader level 1 Creator badge. Several teachers have already used this resource to help them use Green Screen technology in school. Some of the children have also helped a member of staff create a Green Screen film about the BFG that was used in an assembly. This proved very popular with the rest of the school attending the assembly. They are considering delivering a staff meeting around using Green Screen if it can be fit into the school’s CPD calendar.

The children are planning to introduce themselves formally to the rest of the school soon and are developing a notice board with their details on and other information about their activities as Digital Leaders.

The children are meeting about every two weeks to discuss and plan their Digital Leader activities and are thinking about the badges they can apply for through Edmodo. They are also planning to use Edmodo to plan their activities.

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The children have helped their teachers in class with making films and creating slideshows. The children have worked on Online Safety and attended the Barney and Echo Internet Safety Roadshow at Valley Parade where they learnt a lot about staying safe online.

The children have attended session 2 of the training since I met them at school and learnt how to use Tinkercad to create some 3D Digital Leader badges. They are busy completing their work and will then send me their files through Edmodo so we can print them here at the centre and then post them afterwards.

I look forward to hearing more about the work the Digital Leaders are doing through Edmodo and presenting online badges to them.

About Paul Scott

Curriculum Innovation manager working strategically with local, regional and national partners ensuring the service’s provision continually evolves to meet the needs of schools, the local community and businesses.
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