In keeping with the ethos of the DigiLit Leicester project, all Innovation project outputs and processes are openly shared. This is to ensure that projects not only benefit members of the immediate school community, but also other schools across the city and further afield.
Project processes have been shared through blog posts from staff, reflecting on their progress, and here we share the resources that have been created through our Innovation projects.
This project aimed to increase the use of iPads in Babington, both in terms of its extent across subject areas, and its depth in supporting ‘higher order’ learning activities. The project produced a handbook by which to share the work of the college; the process of the project and schemes of learning that were developed throughout.
Further download options (including the individual schemes of work) can be accessed from the final project blog post.
The majority of students at Nether Hall School have difficulties with speech and language, many requiring Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices: systems which support individuals with speech impairments to communicate. The iPad project aimed to evaluate the use of iPads as a replacement for traditional AAC devices; using The Grid2 computer access software – thereby enabling greater access for their students. Here the school share a report, including case studies, of their work.
Further download options can be accessed from the final project blog post.
Babington’s project aimed to raise awareness of the web-based tools and services available for supporting teaching and learning. Martin achieved this through the delivery of a set of 11 workshops for school staff, covering a range of topics including; using twitter to extend the classroom and making use of online collaboration tools. The wiki used to run these sessions is openly available.
DigiLittleAcorns – App Development
The science department at English Martyrs’ Catholic School worked together on The DigiLittle Acorns Learning Network project. As part of the bid, the school’s science department developed a set of science apps for use in lessons.
Bonding App – revision on chemical bonding process.
Chemistry Exam Essentials App – providing definitions of common terms, hints and tips and advice on common exam mistakes.
AS Chemistry Revision App – including quizzes, past papers and links to further resources
As part of Hamilton’s MP6 project, Dr Steve Bunce provided a workshop on the use of iPads for video creation. The session was designed to be easily accessible for both staff and students. Following the session, Steve created this handy walkthrough.
For further download options (including a printable booklet version) see the MP6 blog post.
The geography department at Soar Valley College worked together to evaluate the use of the Quick Key app for supporting formative assessment practices. Quick Key uses technology similar to optical mark recognition to speed up the process of capturing formative assessment information. The key focus of the project was the use of formative assessment strategies for informing and improving instruction.
Simon, the project lead, has kept a personal blog throughout – including links to further reading and resources.
Corrina’s project began with attendance at a staff development workshop, focusing on the use of games-based learning techniques in Mathematics teaching, and looking at how to create and use interactive learning activities. Here she shares some of the resources that she created as part of her project.