Digital Technology and Safer Internet Week – 6th to 10th February
As part of our AIM@Digital programme we are always keen to promote positive behaviour online. During the past week we have been studying digital technology, computational thinking and online safety. Take look at some of the exciting things we got up to…
Digital Champions Assembly: #SID2017 Launch
On Monday 6th February our Digital Champions prepared and presented an assembly to the whole school about safe internet use to get us ready for Safer Internet Day 2017. Woodcroft Digital Champions are pupils that work with Mr Guest, our IT Lead Teacher, in a weekly club to manage our online applications and support their classes.
Safer Internet Day 2017: Be the change: unite for a better internet
Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the theme ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’. Every class throughout the school took part in activities during PSHE lessons discovering how to show good manners while on the internet, and learning about online safety. We call this Digital Wisdom at Woodcroft.
Every year group was set two challenges:
Challenge 1: Try out a new application or digital resource that you haven’t used before
Challenge 2: Develop computational thinking through an ‘unplugged’ activity; learning about computing and coding without using any technology!
Some amazing activities took place! Here is just a small sample…
Unplugged: Physical Pac Man, debugging baking recipes, creating physical email servers, following algorithm instructions and musical coding!
Plugged: Digital film making, applications for leaning, Google G Suite, Storybird, WeVideo and Beebot coding.
Online Safety Parent Workshop
On Thursday 9th February parents were invited to a workshop to discuss the complex issues encountered when children use devices to go online. Mr Guest presented the outcomes from Woodcroft’s most recent pupil surveys and highlighted some of the main issues. Practical ideas for how to help your child and links to recommended websites were also given.