Digital Leaders Challenge #2

Hello again Heywood Digital Leaders!

Your latest challenge is now available.

You have had a few weeks of being a Digital Leader now, so it’s very important to spread the word in school.

– Do all of the adults in school know who you are and what your jobs are?
– Do children in all classes know that you are Digital Leaders?
– How do visitors know about your roles?

Your task is to PROVE that people in school know about you and your roles.

You might choose to make a display in school, to create a new section on the school website or blog, or hold an assembly. You might have other ideas too.

You can then upload proof of you spreading the news that you have these important jobs to the blog to share with the rest of us.

The deadline for completing this challenge is Friday 18 December.

Good luck!

Mr. Mayoh.

Heap Bridge Challenge 1

We were having trouble uploading slide share onto the DL page; so we decided to upload it to our school page instead. If you click on the link to our school page/post you can see our hardware findings there and the presentation we prepared. Please click here


Digital Leaders Challenge 1

Hello Heywood Digital Leaders and welcome to your first Digital Leaders challenge of 2015/16!

In order to be successful Digital Leaders you will need to know what kinds of technology you have to work with in your school.

You probably know whether or not you have things like laptops and iPads but you may be surprised at just how much technology is hidden away, long forgotten by teachers and never seen by children.

Your challenge is very simple: conduct a whole school review of the hardware available in your school. Speak to teachers, ask (politely) to look in cupboards, boxes and drawers and do some top class investigating.

You might find cameras and video cameras, programmable toys and floor robots, old tablet or netbook computers, microphones, and loads more!

When you have completed your investigation, post the results of your findings on the blog. You could write about what you have found or upload some photos or videos to share your discoveries.

You have three weeks to complete the challenge. The deadline for Digital Leaders Challenge #1 is Friday 20 November 2015.

Good bye for now, and good luck!

Hello New Digital Leaders

Hello everybody and welcome to our Heywood Digital Leaders project blog.

This will be a place for us to share information and ideas about the work we are doing in schools, to post responses to the three weekly Digital Leaders challenges and to communicate with teachers and other pupils taking part in the project.

For now, please answer the following questions:

  • What are you most looking forward to about being a Digital Leader?
  • Have you enjoyed your first training session?
  • How do you think you will be able to support others to use technology in school?
  • Do you have any questions you would like to ask Mr. Mayoh or other Digital Leaders?
  • Remember to post responses using the ‘Leave a comment’ button, enter your first name only and make up a fake email address. At the end of your comment make sure you write the name of your school.