Introduction of Chromebooks to support and enhance education - beginning with 2 but with a view to increasing to 14. The P7 children will be trained in their usage initially, and subsequently they will share their expertise with the rest of the school, from Nursery to P6 (and the staff!).
How has the technology enhanced learning and teaching within your school/department?
Children will have access to Google Hangouts, with which they can communicate with other schools across the ASG. They will become more confident in sending and receiving emails – we have been limited to date with the use of emails. The P7 children will become confident in being the ‘teachers’ in educating the rest of the school (including staff) in using a Chromebook. There will also be increased opportunities to develop Coding skills (again, starting with P7 and filtering down the school). Further opportunities to develop Peer assessment will also be developed and enhanced through the project.
Any tips for other schools looking to do a similar project?
Try to stay one step ahead of the children – this technology is new to the staff but it is a great idea to get familiar with the product before working with the children!
Next steps for the project...
The Digital Learning Team will add news or examples of good practice on here so keep checking back for up to date info.