Apr 20

Making a Flappy Bird game @RRIS

This afternoon the Digital Leaders made their own Flappy Bird games with the help of the code.org website.  They worked through the activities and felt confident at the end to have a go themselves.  They were able to change many variables like the icon for the player (Superman, Batman or the Easter Bunny for example), the background for the game (underwater, in a cave or in the night sky) and the type of obstacle to avoid (pipes, plants, chimneys.)  At the end of the afternoon many had earned their Hour of Code certificates and were keen to let others play their game.  All the Digital Leaders are looking forward to sharing what they have learnt with their class.  Why not click on the picture below and have a go at the game Olly made – you can’t die in it as he didn’t want to make it too difficult!

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Apr 17

Lunchtime Code Club has started @RRIS

The DL’s and Helpers were excited as our new Code Club started on Tuesday lunchtimes.  We used the website Code.org and started off at the beginning on course 1.  Everyone worked at their own speed but picked it up very quickly and were soon whizzing through the activities.  Everyone is looking forward to coming back next week to hopefully get their Hour of Code certificate.

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Mar 26

What an amazing day at the NEC @RRIS

With much excitement the day we had been looking forward to had finally arrived!  The DLs got up early for their 3 hour journey to the NEC with the added bonus of seeing the solar eclipse on the way.  Each pair of DLs had a tab with them to document the day and what a lot of photographs and video they took!

Once we had checked in and received our special ID passes everyone looked around, playing and testing out all the fantastic toys and technology (plus who knew we could even travel to Hogwarts?) A quick stop for a nibble of lunch before our presentation was in order and then we were on stage.  Everyone managed to hide their nerves (maybe that was just Mrs S) and answered questions from the audience.  Sadly the Skype chat back to school didn’t go quite as planned but at least the audience did get to see the other DLs for a minute.  All the DLs and their parents said how much they enjoyed the day and hoped that lots more schools would start having Digital Leaders to link up and share ideas with.

We would also like to say a really big thank you to Hoodies4Schools who sponsored us with our amazing logo tshirts and Identibadge who donated our personalised lanyards – we all thought how brilliant we looked.


Mar 17

We’re off to the NEC @RRIS

We are so excited to say that we have been invited to make a presentation at The Education Show at Birmingham NEC on Friday 20th March.  12 of the Digital Leaders and their parents will be coming along and we can’t wait to tell everyone about what we do!  Not all the Digital Leaders are able to come so they made a little video for everyone at the show to see.  Check back here soon to find out how we got on.

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Mar 07

Recording World Book Day Assembly 2015 @RRIS

What an amazing sight!  240 Year 1 and 2 children all dressed as book characters enjoying a singing assembly together.

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Mar 05

Digital Leader Chat showcase event

On April 23, Sheli Blackburn and I will be hosting a Digital Leader Showcase event which will simultaneously be broadcast live on YouTube via Google Hangouts on Air.


Schools and their Digital Leaders are invited to sign up to present.

The event is being sponsored by a number of generous companies with prizes for participation in the event. Thanks so far to Pivotal who have donated a goodie bag (including one free booking on a Pivotal Course (selection from Level two Safeguarding,  Managing Extreme behaviour and Taking care of behaviour) a free download of the Pivotal Podcast E book bundle 1-4, a set of Rainbow positive notes, Three Incident slips notes, Three behaviour management strategy notes, two small Pivotal Note books and Three pencils).

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Mark on Twitter via @ICTEvangelist.

If you would like to sign up to facilitate your Digital Leaders presenting a showcase, please do so below.

Cut off date for sign ups is Friday 20 March 2015.

Deadline for video submission is Friday 17 April.

We envisage that this will be a popular event and so we will limit entries to 15 entrants. Please follow the #DLChat hashtag for updates.

Good luck!!

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