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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Digital Leaders

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Our Digital Leaders leading our computing INSET with teachers and TAs

Our School Digital Leaders

 

A Digital Leader is a pupil who is part of a Digital Leaders Team within a school, whose role it is to support the use and to further the development of ICT in school.

 

The team is assembled upon application and interview, and meet regularly.

 

Pupils are then given training and support to develop specific areas of ICT expertise. These areas of expertise can be self-determined, or may be a particular request for a specific item of hardware or software.

 

Once a pupil gains an area of expertise, staff may then request the use of the Digital Leader for a variety of different functions.

 

As part of a team, the Digital Leaders perform the following roles within school:

 

  • Test new ICT resources, which could be websites, software or hardware.

 

  • Share their skills and expertise with other pupils, classes and teachers.

 

  • Maintain the ICT suite and monitor any problems.

 

  • Feedback to whole school on computing issues

 

  • Act as the student voice  with regards to computing

 

 

In the future we hoping to get the children involved in:

 

  • Blogging on behalf of the School a class or club.

 

  • Update areas of the school website.

 

  • Lead ICT lunchtime clubs.

 

  • Work with children from other schools on specific projects.

 

  • Carry out pupil conferencing

Microsoft Trip Reading 2014

Our digital leaders were lucky enough to visit Microsoft UK head office in the UK. We had an AMAZING day!

Some fun websites to explore

 

Inklewriter http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter

Inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

 

Bubbl.us https://bubbl.us

A Mind-Mapping tool.

 

Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com

Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

ZooBurst http://www.zooburst.com

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.

 

Historypin http://www.historypin.com

Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history.

Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories.

Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world.

 

Jam Studio http://www.jamstudio.com/Studio/index.htm

JamStudio is a tool that helps to create music.

 

Psykopaint http://www.psykopaint.com

Psykopaint is an of online painting application which select the colours from an image and applies it to your brush automatically. It's really fun, easy, and totally unique!

 

Wallwisher http://wallwisher.com

Wallwisher gives you a blank page (a wall). You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful!

 

Live Binders http://www.livebinders.com

LiveBinders was created so that you could do with digital information what you do with the piles of papers on your desk - organise them into nice presentable containers - like 3-ring binders on your shelf.

With the online binders you can combine all of your cloud documents, website links and upload your desktop documents - to then easily access, share, and update your binders from anywhere.

 

Incredibox http://www.incredibox.com/en/#/application

Create music with ease, then record, share and download your own Incredibox composition...

 

Voice Thread http://voicethread.com

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.

With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

 

Dipity http://www.dipity.com

Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Their mission is to organise the web's content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.

 

ToonDoo http://www.toondoo.com

The world’s fastest way to create cartoons!

 

Picasso Head http://www.picassohead.com

Picasso head is a digital tool that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso.

 

Partners in Rhyme http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/free_music_loops.shtml

Free Royalty Free Music Loops and Music Tracks
free to download and use in your commercial projects, podcasts, websites and videos.

 

Mrs Pancake http://mrspancake.com

Free educational EYFS, KS1 and KS2 resources for teachers, parents and children.

 

Storybird http://storybird.com

Make, read, and share visual stories. A global community of readers, writers, and artists of all ages.

 

Edcanvas http://www.edcanvas.com

 The one place to organise, present and share knowledge.

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