The last day of a great week in Cumbria, and the chance to work with secondary colleagues, and children, at Southfield Technology College.
We did two sessions in the morning, one with Year 7/8’s, and one with Year 9’s, and then spent a speedy session with staff in the afternoon, looking at many ways of using technology to motivate and inspire students, and get them to collaborate and interact on-line.
Thank you to Headteacher Lynda Dalkin, for organising our visit and recording some notes for us here:
Southfield is a Technology College which is proud of its breadth of technological, ‘in class’ support, knowledge and use within the curriculum. Today we were refreshed and inspired by the innovative use of technology by Tim and Sarah.
Tim took two groups of 60 students on a journey of creative writing using computer games as his stimulus. Students were inspired and indeed were writing creatively.
They didn’t have a lot of chance to write, but what they did write was at a higher level. Like many children they were reluctant to give answers or ideas in a big group environment but in a very short time we were proud of our stars as they rose to the challenge.
Our teachers enjoyed the opportunity to be part of this teaching and learning style and I am absolutely convinced we will build on this. Later we tried hard to keep up with the multitude of ideas to bring into our classrooms. Useful, inspiring and best of all ‘free’!
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