Downsview Community Primary, Swanley ~ Day 2

| October 24, 2014 | 5 Comments 

Downsview Community Primary

Downsview PrimaryGreat, to be back for a second day, and a day of INSET, at Downsview Community Primary School, Swanley, joined by colleagues from St Mary’s C of E VA Primary, Hextable Primary, West Kingsdown CE Primary, Amherst SchoolHigh Firs Primary, St Paul’s CEP School and Horizon Primary Academy.

A huge thank you again to Duncan Edwards, headteacher of Downsview Primary School for hosting today’s event.

Our digital days, working alongside teachers, all over the place, have become SO fast, and down~to~the~second FULL, that they are almost impossible to describe now. Things have grown, and developed, as elements have grown, and developed, in the world of the web, and the experiences gathered over the last few years, mean that a whole story has grown, and builds through the day.

Today, at pace, through building a progression to support the introduction of these ideas, we looked at inspiring, accessible tools and ideas, for raising the level of writing, speaking and listening, and creativity in children of all ages.

One aspect, had roots from a few years ago, (and the days when we were almost resident here in Kent) but, oh, how it’s grown: An exploration of virtual worlds, Web2.0 and visual literacy elements, and how they have had a huge impact on raising children’s confidence and collaboration, across the creative curriculum. The games based aspects remain crucial, and powerful, but it’s what they are accompanied by that takes it in different directions.

Using, and creating, relevant, engaging resources, to motivate, and enthuse, children of all ages and abilities.

A huge thank you to both of you for a brilliant two days at Downsview…I have already received several emails from HTs at the other local schools telling me how inspired the staff that attended are and how creative they’re feeling…all very positive and just what we wanted! Down to you guys, many thanks!

Duncan Edwards, Headteacher

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Claire Henning says:

    Not dragged kicking and screaming but danced swiftly through the most up to date technology to inspire teaching and learning. Whoo hoo!

  2. Duncan Edwards says:

    Add a comment? Just one!? I’m not too sure where to start…
    My mind is fizzing, crackling and popping with ideas!

  3. Sonia Phillips says:

    What a fantastic day to see how much technology has moved on and how inspiring digital resources are across the curriculum. Am looking forward to seeing these back in school.
    Great day, thank you!

  4. Stephanie Apps says:

    Thank you Tim and Sarah – again a truly fabulously engaging day, sharing your knowledge and expertise of the technology available at our fingertips! Overwhelmed but also excited to try out several ideas discussed today. Every teacher should have the opportunity of seeing you both work your magic and wonder on children and adults alike! A pleasure to have been part of today. Simply brilliant! Happy half term.

  5. Tim says:

    Thank you Stephanie
    We loved these last two days
    Keep in touch and let us know what you try first

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