Forest Way Teaching School Alliance, Coalville, Leicestershire ~ 2

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments 

Forest Way Teaching School Alliance

A full on day’s conference for Forest Way Teaching School Alliance at Ashby School. Wow indeed. This was a remarkable day, full of phenomenal ideas and how to apply them

Ashby School

A big well done and thanks to Phil Newman Deputy head of science, for coordinating today. Staff from Ashby School led workshops on some of their already superb use of technology:

Jenny Hatcher led a Powerpoint masterclass – How to get more from powerpoint: using screen shots, photo albums, colour schemes, actions, triggering audio files etc.

Vic Foster explored Memrise – using this web 2.0 technology to turn learning fact and definitions into a competitive, fun challenge that really engages students. A fun experience students can’t get enough of.

Ben Clarke showed a glimpse of some of the great things they have done with Youtube – How to set up and use you own youtube channel to engage with students and parents outside the classroom. having your own department’s or school’s YouTube channel can allow students or parents to access key information, support and guidance in video form, anywhere and anytime.  This could provide opportunities for parents to learn how to support their children’s learning and to support students on their path to becoming independent learners.

Fiona McCafferty demonstrated some imaginative use of Tablets –How using portable technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. Using QR codes to make a fun challenging way to learn, using socrative for summative and formative assessment.

Kirt Richardson  and Ali Jackson took us for a remarkable set of flights of fancy in Ashby school’s remarkable 3D Immersive hub – See how open space learning and technology can combine to provide inspirational learning experiences.

Following a brilliant day yesterday, where Tim and Sarah inspired pupils and teachers alike, the teachers who attended Day 2 at Ashby School were overwhelmed with resources and ideas to take away and use tomorrow! From panoramas to citadels and green screens, delegates were swept into realms of learning and teaching ideas. Tim’s engaging teaching style kept the audience rapt and on their toes with lots of interaction expected. Delegates were also treated to a carousel of 5 informative workshops led by Ashby School technology PLC staff.  A brilliant day – let’s do it again soon!
Helen Joy
Lead Practitioner Forest Way Teaching School Alliance

Thanks again to Helen, Phil, and Rachel Hall, Eddie Green, Head of Ashby School, for looking after us and for making this remarkable collection of tech run so smoothly.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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