Digital Leader Academy 2015

I was very pleased to welcome Menston Primary, Myrtle Park Primary and St Paul’s C.E. Primary to the Innovation Centre yesterday as they began their journey’s to become digital leaders. The children shared their visions of what a digital leader is and we cross-referenced this against the three themes and nine strands we use within our Academy programme as below.

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Having discussed their roles and responsibilities we looked at a selection of technology and they had to review the technology and describe its potential uses in school. One pair of children from each school then shared their findings to the rest of the group.

After the break we introduced (e)Safeguarding with a focus on protecting their personal data and being aware of what information they share with who on-line and the importance of discussing this with a trusted adult at all times.

Finally we logged on to the wonderful free educational social media platform Edmodo. Here I have a Digital Leader group made up of a number of schools where children can record their progress and successes as digital leaders and share them safely with me, their school mates and other schools. We also have a series of on-line badges linked to the nine themes that children can apply for as they meet the criteria of each of the themes. They can upload evidence and commentary to show they have achieved the on-line badge and then receive the badge on their Edmodo profile and a physical certificate. This encourages the children to develop further skills and knowledge as a digital leader and be acknowledged within Edmodo by others for their achievements.

If you would like to get involved with the Digital Leader Academy please click here.

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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