Battle Abbey School, Battle, East Sussex ~ ‘Challenge-based Learning & ICT’

| April 12, 2013 | 9 Comments 

Wow! For folk who spend their lives wandering in virtual worlds, in some stunning landscapes, and settings, around the world, it is with great delight that we head to Battle, in East Sussex, and Battle Abbey School.

The school is set within the English Heritage site of Battle Abbey itself. What a fabulous setting for a school. And what a lovely school to spend time wandering in the world of wonders, and helping to extend, even further, the great thinks they do with their students, combining their glorious analog setting, and some digital wizardry.

Thank you to Angela Valentino, Deputy Head, at Battle Abbey School, for inviting us to spend time with her colleagues, from across the school, looking at challenge based learning and ICT to Inspire.

The school already uses technology in some interesting ways. Angela says:

While not totally driven by ICT, we are a school which is driven by learning.  We are preparing our young people to do jobs that are as yet uninvented, without names, with unimaginable technology.  Sherry Turkle (in ‘Alone Together’) points out that…

“Although technology means that we communicate with each other more than ever, our ‘wired lives’ are isolating us further and further from genuine human interaction”.

With this in mind, we are conscious that the human dimension will be as important in the future as it was in the past and as it is now.

Which is why we were absolutely delighted to welcome Tim and Sarah Rylands to Battle Abbey School on Friday 12th April to inspire us – on a human interaction level – with their ideas and experience on how ICT can enhance our teaching and learning, making 21st century education a truly exciting experience.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Angela Valentino says:

    The most practical, inspiring, fun INSET we have had at Battle Abbey School. Luddites of the school converted! Thank you SO much to Tim and Sarah for an excellent day.

  2. Steve Croft says:

    A really good day. All those sites I’d never come across and things I hadn’t thought of doing. Especially liked the use of Myst.

  3. Brilliant, strengthened my attitude towards the use of IT in schools, Tim is fabulously entertaining and truly inspirational.

  4. Tim says:

    Thank you Eric
    The locked page will be back up again soon (we hope)
    Keep in touch
    Cheers Tim and Sarah

  5. Jo Simpson says:

    A fantastic day – so much to think about now. I have already used a couple of the easier ideas and I look forward to having a proper trawl through the many, many sites. The most enjoyable inset day to date! Thank you!

  6. Tim says:

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback Jo
    So glad you found some useful things
    We’d love to know how you get on with whatever you try next
    Keep in touch

  7. Jo sheffield says:

    I cannot wait to start implementing some of the ideas and sites that you suggested. I found the inset inspiring, helpful and enjoyable. Thank you so much.

  8. Sarah says:

    Thank you, Jo. Your feedback is really appreciated. We’re glad to hear you are keen to have a go with some them. All the best.

  9. Iona Chan says:

    Sorry it has taken so long to write a comment on this site.
    Just want to say that the inset day was truly inspiring and the ‘Thinking DICE’ worked like magic in my lessons.
    I am looking forward to exploring the useful and amazing websites over the half-term break and use them in my lessons soon.
    Thank you! Thank you so much 🙂

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