Greengates …QR Codes and One Small Leap for Year One……
Greengates Primary School have always been ready to embrace technology to enhance the learning experiences of their children. One of their latest developments has been the use of Skype to enable year one to participate in a question and answer session with ‘Neil Armstrong’ as part of their Space topic. Headteacher Andy Gaunt never misses an opportunity to dress up, so he donned his space suit ready to Skype in to the lesson.
Andy set up two Skype accounts for school and used these for the project. He said it was one of the most effective uses of technology in his school so far. You can read Andy’s blog post here, but just watch the video to see how engaged the children are. Truly a great example of technology adding to the learning experience of children
QR Codes and Reception
Earlier this week I interviewed Kiara Rough, the reception teacher at Greengates Primary about her amazing use of QR codes with her class. For those people who may not know QR, or quick response codes look like a square bar code that can be scanned to reveal text, images, video or audio. Kiara has used them with her reception class for number and phonics work. Here she tells us how easy they were to set up and the practicalities of their use. She shows us some resources she created for their use and we can see the codes being used by the children.