Rowlatts Hill Primary School, Leicester ~ Day 1

| October 13, 2014 | 14 Comments 

Rowlatts Primary School


A training day at Rowlatts Hill Primary with the teaching staff from across the school ~ a deluge of digital delights, thinking about the impact that technology can have on extending, and developing, existing teaching and learning opportunities.

“Whilst young people are able to seamlessly integrate ever new forms of technology into their daily lives, it is often more of a challenge for school staff to respond to or embrace such rapid changes”. Therefore, today we looked beyond the technologies themselves to focus on the challenges facing school leaders to motivate staff to embrace ICT as a means to engage pupils.

In addition, it is always worth thinking whether technology can actually distract from the core values and business of school leadership, and if so, how to avoid this from happening.

We investigated many different “technologies” but tried to remain focussed on how they could be used effectively, and integrated into powerful learning experiences, that have have an impact on standards, and creativity, across the curriculum.

We also explored the many positive aspects of game challenges, and how other digital resources can enhance the end results in many learning contexts.

Thank you to Jay Virk, Headteacher, for sharing these thoughts:

Rowlatts Hill Primary School is an establishment completely comfortable with the multitude of exciting technological developments and innovations thrown at us by the 21st Century. With an enthusiastic and forward thinking approach to ICT and Computing in the school, we actively and proudly look forward, without fear, at new and challenging ways to learn and improve the ways we teach the children and community of Rowlatts Hill.

With constant access to iPads, PC’s, laptops, netbooks and iMacs, every class has the tools they need to make best use of current technology either as a learning tool or as a means to better carry out their work. We’re excited to be working with Tim and Sarah who join us in our Computing journey.

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  1. Tasks Hickling says:

    How amazing this whole day was! It really has been inspiring for myself and colleagues that I am sure we can use all this wonderful resources to inspire young lives! Thank you ever so much!

  2. Aneesa Pirbhai says:

    A fantastic training with lots to take in and use in my class!

  3. Amy and Deb says:

    Lots of brilliant ideas which can be used to inspire children especially during our topic lessons!

  4. Nick and Jade says:

    A fantastic day! Lots of wonderful resources that can help so much in the classroom. Thank you for inspiring us to be inspiring within our classrooms!

    A brilliant day with lots to take away. We have already thought of ways to integrate some of the ideas into our planning this week! Can’t wait to see the children’s work that is generated from some of these simple but amazing ideas.

  5. Jay Virk says:

    My brain has popped!!

    So many exciting ideas that will make a difference! Thank you!

  6. Zoe Dawson says:

    A truly inspirational day. Can’t wait to share it with the children. Thank you!

  7. Liam and karla says:

    Been a very engaging day with lots of interesting activities to try out in class! Really looking forward to trying out the panoramas we can create from out trip on Wednesday!

  8. Alex Ashcroft says:

    A wonderful day of training!!! Have been exposed to a number of fantastic resources to use within school, have already thought of numerous ways of how to use them in school. Thank you very much!

  9. Allie and Sian says:

    A fabulous day! Thank you for the great resources and for inspiring us.

  10. Dave Johnson says:

    Fun day, very informative and now have LOADS of tools to use in class.

  11. Vicky says:

    Inspiring first day of training, so many ideas and resources, the brain is buzzing. Excited to see the children’s reaction to coLAR. Looking forward to day 2.

  12. Gill says:

    Fantastic training! Will try lots of it.

  13. Gill says:

    A great day. Great resources and I have tried one for morning task tomorrow.

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