Jan 24 2016
Jan 21 2016
How we help Teachers and other Students use #edtech effectively – Digital Leaders in Schools from across the UK” #BETT2016
Lady Lumley’s School, North Yorkshire – @gr8ict /Chris Sharples (Secondary) – confirmed 20/10/15
Title – “How Digital Leaders run cracking coding Clubs”
Description – with so much change within Computing at present, a key requirement is to build capacity for learning programming. Y9 LLS DLs will talk about setting up Raspberry Pi’s and using them for Y9 Code Club and then in lessons. Y7 LLS DLs to talk about setting up Y7 Code Club with the approach of the BBC Microbit. They will also mention Makewaves ( 2016 BETT winner for ICT Innovator of the Year) and DL #openbadges.
Recreation Road Infant School, Norwich – Louise Stone (Infants)
Title “Infant Digital Leaders – Getting to Grips with Gadgets” More
Jan 20 2016
@Shelibb’s background to slow #dlchat
If you (and Digital Leaders) have been to BETT16, what did you find useful – pls cd you link to blogposts.
Can you (and Digital Leaders) link to the reflections of Digital Leaders having been to BETT16? Can we get comments between DLs and their findings in different schools…
Any reflections on how to improve teaching of Computing as a result of BETT16 (even if you haven’t been, there should be lots of useful findings for you from the hashtag # )
Any reflections on Hardware as a result of BETT16 (even if you haven’t been, there should be lots of useful findings for you from the hashtag # )
Any thoughts on the use of Digital Leader #OpenBadges in the next few months – including new level 3 badges. Especially as @makewavestweets win the BETT16 Innovator of the Year Award.
Nov 19 2015
When did you first introduce #computing into your curriculum lessons? and with what examples?
How have students (not necessarily DLs) helped in #computing lessons? Have they added in ways you could not do on your own?
Do you run a code club? What sorts of activities have you covered? More
Nov 12 2015
Seeing as LLS Year 8 Digital Leaders welcome the Y7s tomorrow to try out Code Bugs, I thought I would start a post explaining our progress which will culminate in a talk at BETT16 in the main arena.
1. BBC #microbit roadshow:
Oct 10 2015
Having explained how I have bench tested and decided on a final Raspberry Pi configuration – in A Classroom set of Raspberry Pi’s – part 1, I took delivery of 18 sets and started putting them together with the help of my Digital Leaders. Here is the description of both the equipment and the setting up.
The standard set-up is this:
Cable tied and velcroed to the wall with toggled switching using the KVM (velcroed to PC box):
Sep 5 2015
I attended #Picademy North at Easter (2015). I committed then to a post about a Raspberry Pi project which would be a viable method of using Raspberry Pi’s in the classroom – initially for a coding club and subsequently for KS3 lessons. Six months later I have sources spreadsheet for all the components; completed my testing, and linked my updated KS3 scheme of learning. Here are my Raspberry Pi setup notes too and Physical Computing Notes.
My aim is two stage –
- Support my Digital Leaders with using Raspberry Pi’s with the Coding Club on Thursday lunchtimes
- Integrate the use of a half class set (x16) of Raspberry Pi’s for KS3 class use. I have worked out that this will be for 2 teaching units, one in Year 8 – using the Pibrella to model traffic lights using Scratch GPIO tied in with Flowol; and a Year 9 Control Project unit using Python, the RaspIO Protection board and the ModMyPi Raspberry Pi YouTube Workshop Kit (see bid).
Aug 17 2015
I have just sent out 4 packages of the following to Digital Leaders. We will be trialling the Pibrella and the RasPio/ModMyPi Raspberry Pi YouTube Workshop Kit which will be the basis of Year 8 and 9 physical computing next year.
Here are the links for the installation and the resources:
Jul 2 2015
Q1. How does having a differentiated badge framework help students? / DL Co-ords?
Q2. Would sharing ‘good’ DL activities help other DL Co-ords?
Q3. Are we ready for a Google Community for #DLChat? – see below
Q4. How could we use our Google Community to plan for DLs at BETT16?
Q5. Level 3 badges are like L2 but ‘bigger’ than school events. Discuss…
Here’s the Raspberry Pi Community – I’ve deliberately resized it to fudge the text.