Digital Leader Academy visit to St Clare’s Catholic Primary School

Earlier in February, I had the opportunity to visit Digital Leaders at St Clare’s Catholic Primary School in Bradford to see how they were progressing after their first day of training at the Bradford Digital Leader Academy.

The first thing the children did when they returned to schools was to create a wonderful Digital Leader board with details of themselves and their roles for the whole school to see. They also bought some green screen material so that they could us e the skills they had learnt at the first training session in school. They used the Green Screen app on their iPads to create a video introducing themselves to show to the rest of the school. The children were hoping to post the video to myself on Edmodo so that we could share it with the other Digital Leaders.

The children were very impressed with the Green Screen app and had plans to work with teachers across school to provide them with some training on how to use the app in their lessons. They already had a session booked in with the Year 4 teacher and her class in the coming week and had previously worked with the Year 3 class creating some green screen videos around the theme of a beach holiday. They were also working to use the Green Screen app in the library so that children could be videoed discussing their favourite books in front of an image or character from the book. They discussed linking the videos they make to a QRcode so that they could be accessed on mobile devices in the library.

The children have recently taken ownership of a Logit sensor / logging kit and have been tasked with going through the accompanying manual to understand how it works at their next weekly meeting; they were very excited about this.

The children have been very busy, are enjoying their roles as Digital Leaders, and are looking forward to our next training session.

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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