Applying to be a Digital Leader

Now getting other people blogging again!

Some of our ideas from today…

  • Put posters around the school to encourage people to blog and to show off to visitors
  • Competition for the person who blogs the most in 2 weeks getting a reward
  • Digital Leaders to put up riddles on class blogs & encourage other children to respond
  • Different theme of challenges each week for new posts with house points for prizes
  • Use QR codes around the school to point you to specific posts on blogs to encourage visits & comment

 


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Getting back to blogging!

Your challenge is to choose from one of these:

  1. Write a new blog post about something interesting you’ve done outside school. Could you add “three top tips for…”?
  2. Add some comments and likes to other people’s posts
  3. Give some top advice about how to stay safe online.
  4. Could you get your friends/family in other countries to visit to add more flags to your counter? (Bonus – get them to leave a comment!)
  5. Write a new blog post about something you know about.
  6. Do some research at home to do with your topic in school then share your new facts in a blog post.

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Online safety


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Troubleshooting


One of the really important jobs of a Digital Leader is to troubleshoot problems, which means either fixing it or helping people to fix it for themselves.

When we come across a problem with technology problem, it’s really helpful to start with two questions:

  1. What did you expect to happen?
  2. What happened instead?

Having this information to start with helps us to explain and understand what’s happening.


Here are help sheets for some common problems…

We’ve also put these together into one document at Help Sheets Merged 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10


When troubleshooting, remember our usual 4 Bs:

  1. Brain (what you remember)
  2. Board (use your help sheets)
  3. Buddy (another Digital Leader?)
  4. Boss (an adult in your room, or Mr Jeffreys)

For some problems, we get all the way through this and still can’t fix it – that’s OK! We have a company we can call who can take a look if the problem’s too tricky for us to fix in school.


 


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How confident are you?

Your Job Description

  1. Digital Leaders are confident to help others in the class use technology well
  2. Digital Leaders know how to stay safe online and how to give advice to others to do the same
  3. Digital Leaders are keen bloggers and use their class blog to share their learning
  4. Digital Leaders can provide some troubleshooting advice in their class for common problems with technology

Use the form below to say how confident you are at the moment about different things…

Want to be a new Digital Leader?

If you’re interested in being a Digital Leader for next year, you need to either:

  • Write a blog post
    or
  • Send an email

You could write something, or record a video, or do something else with technology.

You need to explain:

  • Why you want to be a Digital Leader
  • Why you would be a good Digital Leader

You need to apply by Friday 10th June (the week after half term).

Could you leave some comments for this class?

They’re keen to hear from children in other schools and for us to leave comments on their blog. http://standrewsblogs.net/class62015/

Thanks!

Mr J

Our day at BETT


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Safer Internet Day

These resources are taken from the UK Safer Internet Centre

logo[1]Play your part for a better internet

This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet’. These resource packs for 3-11 year olds (primary) and 11-19 year olds (secondary), as well as the parent and carer pack, provide lots of great ideas to help schools, youth groups, libraries and other organisations get involved in Safer Internet Day 2016.

Below are the resources we’ve looked through together:

Some videos for Safer Internet Day


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Our meetings for this term

We’ll carry on meeting each Tuesday during assembly time (2.35pm – 3pm).

The topics for our meeting are:

12th January Blogging awards
19th January Safer Internet Day planning
26th January Safer Internet Day planning
2nd February Share Safer Internet Day with teachers
9th February Safer Internet Day Assembly – led by Digital Leaders
Half term
23rd February To be decided
1st March To be decided
8th March To be decided
15th March To be decided
22nd March To be decided

You should be so proud!


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Application to go to the BETT Show


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Advice to our parents

IMG_3371Here’s IMG_3372our advice to our parents to keep us safe online…


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Where’s Klaus

We looked at this video yesterday which was made by CEOP for parents

What we use online

WIMG_3349e started by thinking of all of the different games, websites or programs we use at home. There were quite a few!

 

If you click on the picture, you can see it up close. Are there any other games, websites or programs that we’ve missed out?

It was quite hard to see all of these in a big jumble! Some of our Digital Leaders sorted them into different categories to see them more clearly…

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We also talked about logs of the different systems that we use to help us with our learning from school…

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Apple Store visit

theoracle_hero[1]Exciting news! Today I’ve spoken with the Apple Store in the Oracle who are keen for us to go back and work with them as they were so impressed with you back in June when they taught us how to troubleshoot problems with iPads.

This time we will focus on making our own video aimed at parents!

We’ve got two sessions in our timetable already to plan what we want to put in our video all about Staying Safe Online. As Digital Leaders, we should be experts on giving people good advice on how to make sensible decisions when online. This video is your chance to prove it!

We’re booked in to go there on Tuesday 15th December – but we need to have most things prepared before that! We’ll chat about this more after half term.


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Our Lifetile Project

G0tIcG0b[1]Lifetile is a ‘digital shoe box’ to keep memories of photos, videos, writing and other things.

We’re using Lifetile for us to make our own ‘digital shoe boxes’ focused around three things:

  1. Family
  2. Food
  3. Global

Questions to start with…

  • Where were you born? (Can you add maps, photos or videos?)
  • What is your favourite meal to have at home? Why is the dish important to you?
  • Who cooks at home? How are you involved?
  • Are your meal recipes from a different country or culture?
  • Which different places have you lived in? (Don’t give away your address, just the areas)
  • Have your family got a ‘signature dish’ that you would like to share with your friends?

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How to start…

  • Sign up at lifetile.me with your school email address (@manorprimary.net)
  • Start off using these questions for yourself, then think about your parents, then your grandparents
  • We’ll meet again next week to chat things through – so don’t worry too much at the moment!

Summer Term Sessions

2000px-Plan-logo-vector-RGB.svg[1]Following our meeting a few weeks ago, we’ve agreed the following Digital Leader sessions this term…

Thursday 14th May [1.15 – 2.45]

Introduction to Digital Leaders

 

Thursday 4th June [9.30 – 12.00]

Visit to the Apple Store for iPad Troubleshooting

 

Tuesday 16th June [12.00 – 1.00]

Blogging

 

Thursday 25th June [1.15 – 2.45]

Staying safe online

 

Thursday 16th July [1.15 – 2.45]

Digital Leaders Next Year

 

Letter to parents – May 2015

Parent letter – May 2015


Dear parent/carer,

As you know, your child applied and has been selected to be a Digital Leader. There are only 21 Digital Leaders for our whole school and we are expecting big things from them! For your information, the responsibilities of Digital Leaders are:

  1. Digital Leaders are confident to help others in the class use technology well
  2. Digital Leaders know how to stay safe online and how to give advice to others to do the same
  3. Digital Leaders are keen bloggers and use their class blog to share their learning
  4. Digital Leaders can provide some troubleshooting advice in their class for common problems with technology

We have met together this afternoon to get things started – but don’t worry, we don’t expect all of this to happen overnight!

I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of practical things at this stage:

  1. Your child now has access to the Digital Leaders Blog at http://dl.manorprimary.net which is where we will be sharing experiences, etc. As the year goes on they will increasingly take responsibility for this. They log into this with the usual username and password they use for their own class blog
  2. Your child has been setup a Google Apps for Education account under the school’s control. This means they have an email address (e.g. 16joeb@manorprimary.net) which we will use for a few things in school. Other children will also be getting these later in the year and next year but we are rolling this out first to the Digital Leaders. More info about Google Apps for Education is at google.com/edu

 

If you have anything you want to discuss with me, please feel free to visit via the School Office, call the office as usual, or email me on pjeffreys@manor.reading.sch.uk

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. Jeffreys

Computing Coordinator

 


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What Makes A Good Digital Leader?


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Our First Ever Digital Leaders

DL BadgesWe’re really pleased to announce the following children have been selected as Digital Leaders…

 

Year 5

Ellie, Banita, Alyssa, Leah, Mya, Jim, Alexander, Ayesha, Alex

 

Year 3/4

Jasmita, Eueal, Naajidah, Reema, Erin M, Hayley

 

Year 1/2

Jaidean, Rajveer, Mia, L’Shae, Maiasa, Jayden, Omer, Leona, Danny

 

A huge thank you to everyone who applied!

 

What will they do?

How did they apply?


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Successful Digital Leader Applications

This week the House Captains have had a hard job selecting from more than 30 applications to become a Digital Leader from children in years 1 to 6. We wanted to share with you the notes from the successful individuals who will become our school’s first Digital Leaders.

Ellie’s video and blog post to apply

Were impressed that Ellie video recorded herself and sent it to us…


She also blogged about wanting to apply to be a Digital Leader as well as sending in an application video!

Photos of everyone else’s letters


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Digital Leader Applications

Great news! We’ve had loads of interest from people wanting to become our first ever Digital Leader. The graph below shows the spread across different ages. We know that a few more children thought about getting involved but didn’t get organised to apply in time!

DL Applications

After seeing this graph, we spoke to a couple of classes in Y3/4 to ask the boys why they weren’t as interested. Quite a few of them wanted to have done it but were too disorganised to get applied (despite a few reminders!) One or two others said they’d thought about it but then decided not to go for it.

The applications were reviewed yesterday (based on “What are Digital Leaders?“) by the House Captains and the successful 21 applicants tomorrow!

How do I become a Digital Leader?

The House Captains will launch our Digital Leader programme after Easter. If you’re not sure what a Digital Leader is, have a look at this post here.

Anyone from Year 1 to Year 5 can apply to become a Digital Leader.

You need to apply by Thursday 30th April by:

You need to explain why you think you would make a good Digital Leader!

The House Captains and Mr Jeffreys will then choose up to 3 people in each class to become Digital Leaders.


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What are Digital Leaders?

1. Digital Leaders are confident to help others in the class use technology well

 

2. Digital Leaders know how to stay safe online and how to give advice to others to do the same

 

3. Digital Leaders are keen bloggers and use their class blog to share their learning

 

4. Digital Leaders can provide some troubleshooting advice in their class for common problems with technology


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Digital Leaders Launch Assembly

Written and presented by the House Captains


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