Challenge 6, by Emily

First of all, I have enjoyed going into classrooms and helping children use apps and also helping teachers with their lessons using Morfo pretending to be imaginary characters. Since I started being a digital leader, I think I have improved on computers because at first I was only really good on iPad and iPods but not computers but now I am good at good on computers as well. I am really confident at using computers now and would happily help anyone who needed help. When I am in year six I would like to improve further on being quicker on my Challenges and not always be on the last minute because it is not very organised. Being a digital leader I have found a lot of things tricky, especially when it came to cracking codes and making codes I was useless. The thing I found easiest was picking up new apps quickly because I have a very good memory so I can remember how you use them. Next year as a digital leader I would like to go into more classrooms to help children.

Challenge 6, by Caitlin

Thing that I have enjoyed most is helping the year one’s with their creations on pic-collage. I need to improve on is my knowledge of apps and software. To become a better digital leader I would like to improve on my skills on how I teach younger children new apps. Recently I have found phoetic and pic-collage easy but when it came to cracking codes I got a bit stuck. In the future I would like to learn more apps.

Challenge 6, by Talitha

Most of all I have enjoyed learning about new apps, software, and hardware because I didn’t realise there were so many different and interesting apps available for free. the skills I have improved on when becoming a digital leader are the fact that I have learnt how to use lots of interesting apps, becoming a digital leader has helped me build my confidence with speaking in front of a large amount of people. I would like to get better at evaluating apps, software and hardware because sometimes I need to learn more about the thing I am evaluating before I evaluate it. The things I have found challenging most of all is teaching younger children how to use different technology because sometimes I don’t understand the fact they don’t know how to do all the things that I do. Next year as a digital leader I would like to meet up more with the other digital leaders.

Challenge 6, by Grace

I have learnt how to use lots of different apps and I am confident in supporting other people how to use them. The thing I need to improve on the most is to not take over when I am supporting other children with apps. This is the thing that I have found the most challenging as a Digital Leader. The thing that I found the easiest was using PicCollage. As a year 6 Digital Leader I am looking forward to helping the teachers use ICT in their lessons.

Challenge 6, by Heidi

I have enjoyed learning about new apps and I have improved using iPads and computers. When I am in year six I would like to improve being more helpful when I teach the children. Learning new apps has been a little hard because the first time you do something it is a little hard especially new apps, commenting I have found easy because it was the first thing I learnt properly as a digital leader. In year six I would like to learn about a lot if new apps and software.

Digital Leaders Challenge #5

Hello again Heywood Digital Leaders!

It’s Challenge time again. This one, however, is really quite different.

As you may remember from our earlier conversations, we will soon be holding a whole day KidsMeet event. KidsMeet Heywood 2015 will be held on Monday 6 July 2015.

At the KidsMeet I will provide lots of challenges and other fun activities for you to work through in groups.

In addition to these challenges, we would like every school to deliver one presentation to all of the other schools in the project. You will have access to a computer, big screen and projector, plus speakers if you require sound.

Your presentation can be about anything at all to do with your roles as Digital Leaders. You might decide to present about:

  • some or all of the things you have done at school since becoming Digital Leaders;
  • a lesson that you supported that went particularly well;
  • a piece of hardware, software or app that you have used effectively in school;
  • top tips for other Digital Leaders to be successful;
  • your favourite free web tools and how you could use them in school.
  • This week’s challenge is to plan your presentation and to leave a comment on this post with your presentation title but no more information!

    Here are the rules:

  • Your presentation should last approximately 10 minutes;
  • Every member of your Digital Leaders team should play an active role in delivering the presentation;
  • You can use ANY method of presenting the information that you like. You may choose to use tools such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, ThingLink, Bitstrips, etc. to support the things that you say to the audience.
  • When you’re done, leave a comment on this blog post telling us what your presentation title is.

    I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

    Goodbye for now and good luck, from Mr. Mayoh and this excited young radio producer.

    Student Radio

    Challenge 4

    Here is our user guide for Pro-bots. We haven’t used them before so it wasn’t easy. We are going to practise using them in our Digital Leader meetings so we might add more links to our thinglink and make our own videos in the future. We are looking forward to seeing everyone else’s guides.

    Caitlin, Rebecca, Heidi, Grace, Talitha and Emily