10/06/22 We had our final citizenship group of the school year. We had a great time exploring our new microbits. We coded our initials and a welcome message!
Over the past 2 citizenship groups, P4-7 have been working on their P1-7 Chromebook digital progression for next year. They have decided what they want all pupils to be able to do in each class.
P6 pupils have been teaching P1-3 how to log on independently use explore on Google docs and how to insert a picture.
It was great to all meet up as Digital Leaders again! P6/7 shared the internet safety game ‘Interland’ with the Digital Leaders. Interland is an online adventure that teaches the key lessons of digital citizenship and internet safety through four fun, challenging games. It covers kindness & respecting others on line, checking for reliable sources, think before you share & being responsible online and keeping personal information safe online.
P6/7 showed P1-5 Digital Leaders how to use Book Creator. This can then be used in their own classes.
1/12/21 P6-7 led assembly today (virtually) and shared Glenurquhart Primary’s Digital Strategy. They shared the way we use technology in our school and the different digital skills we learn and are going to be learning! Great job by all! P5 finished our assembly by sharing an important message about telling a trusted adult if anything worries, upsets or concerns you when using technology.
(Using Childnet resources)
26/11/21 Digital leaders review by Isla (secretary)
We started off by watching a video of how to be safe online and ways of reporting cyber bullying and who to tell if being cyber bullied.
We are going to make a poster on cyber bullying and will share this with our class next week. P1-3 met Smartie the penguin who helps us stay safe online.
P7 Digital Leaders shared the ‘simplify’ and ‘read to’ tool from the Read Write toolbar. We all explored the different settings and had a go ourselves and are ready to teach this to our own class next week.
The Digital Leaders voted to choose which UNCRC articles would link with our Digital Leaders planned activities. We listened carefully to Conon, discussed with our partner and chose thoughtfully. We decided on Articles 12, 13, 17 and 29.
We then had a very quick explore of the Read Write toolbar and will look at this further in our next meeting. We will then share this knowledge with our own classes.
The Digital Leaders met for their first meeting of the term. We introduced ourselves then shared our ideas of the important knowledge and skills we thought were important for our whole school to learn.
Initial ideas to share from the Digital Leaders` group
-online safety, knowing safe sites, scams linked to emails
-passwords, how to create and keep safe passwords
-how to keep personal information safe
– looking after devices properly
-How to use ‘ReadWrite’ on Chromebooks
-Coding using Scratch
Our work links with UNCRC articles 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 31, 34, 36.
P7 Leaders did a great job of showing younger pupils two of the functions of the Read, Write toolbar.
We recapped on achievements so far this term. Then the digital leaders discussed Term 3 activities which will focus on being a positive and responsible Digital Citizen. We talked about linking our school values to the digital world we use.
Areas we want to explore and discuss next term include
- Safer Internet Day Assembly
- permissions and family agreements
- thinking wisely about our choices when using digital technology
- what is a digital footprint?
- tools to help us be safe online
- looking after equipment properly
- efficient research skills
- discover useful apps
We finished the meeting with Innes showing us Flipaclip ~ an animation app.
9/10/19 Katie, Kate and Bhavya showed us how to use Chrome Canvas. We explored this app ready to share with our own classes.
We looked at DigiDuck’s big decision ~ an e~story about sharing images. We discussed importance of consent when sharing images. We will share this story with our own classes in Term 2. P5/6 pupils demonstrated Google Slides to P1-4 pupils. We explored the ‘Share’ button to show how we can work together on a document. Kate introduced ‘Interland’ to the P7 committee members to then share with the P7 class this term and P5/6 in Term 2.
Miss MacDonald welcomed our Digital Leaders for this year:
Bhavya, Katie, Kate, Joshua, Innes, Morven, Rory, Matthew, Eva C, Charlie, Seb, Lyndsey, Alexs, Indie, Bella and Ruby.
We worked together to create individual Chromebook log ins for the committee members and organised stickers for the multiple user Chromebooks.
Older pupils shared the use of Chrome and Docs to the younger pupils.