Feb 02

Our Presentation at BETT @RRIS

What an amazing day! 22 excited Digital Leaders with their parents and carers travelled to London for the day to take part in a presentation at the ExCel Centre.  Lots of people had to get up early to catch the train or start their car journey.  Everyone made sure they had some lunch before the show started at 12.45pm!  We were all a bit nervous but soon got over it as the audience were very nice and clapped and cheered us :)  Some Digital Leaders spoke on stage, others took photographs, some programmed Beebots and others used our new Spheros and Ollies. Our presentation didn’t seem to last long and soon it was the turn of the Digital Leaders from Myrtle Park Primary School, King Edward VI School and Lady Lumley’s School. Everyone did an amazing job and should be very proud of themselves. When everyone had finished their presentation, we took questions from the audience – some were a bit tricky to answer!

After the presentation the TTS stand spoke to us, saying what a great job we had done with the beebots and that they would like to visit us and bring us some new bluebots to test out – we can’t wait!  Lots of people have also contacted us about starting Digital Leaders and their own radio station, so we are looking forward to keeping in contact with them.

Some of the Digital Leaders stayed at BETT for the rest of the day looking around all the stands and playing with the toys and equipment whilst others nipped off in to London to have a look around and visit museums.

Everyone agreed that it was a totally brilliant day and one that they wouldn’t forget in a long time.  If you want to hear more about it, why not tune in to our Rec Road Radio station on Friday at 2.30pm or listen to our podcast.

Jan 18

Super Spheros! @RRIS

We were all very excited when some new programmable toys arrived in school – Spheros and Ollies!  Sphero Education were very kind to donate them for us to use in our BETT Show presentation on January 22nd at the Excel Centre in London.  They were a little tricky to manoeuvre to start with but once everyone got the hang of it, they went where they should!  Everyone is looking forward to taking them to BETT and showing the audience what they can do.

Spheros and Ollies @RRIS

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Dec 03

Getting to Grips with Gadgets @RRIS

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with the new Rec Road Radio station taking up lots of our time – but it is well worth it :) If you haven’t tuned in yet, go and have a listen to our podcasts now :)

We are very excited to announce that we have been asked to be part of a Digital Leader presentation at BETT 2016 at the ExCel Centre in London on 22nd January!  We are all really excited about it and can’t wait to go.  We are going to be talking about how we use technology in school and how we share what we know with other pupils and teachers.  We are hoping to demonstrate how we use Beebots and other programmable toys – so thought we would like to have another play ourselves. Could we write and programme an algorithm with more than 10 commands and not make a mistake? It was tricky but we did it :)

Beebots @RRISBeebots @RRISBeebots @RRIS

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Nov 18

Radio Requests @RRIS

Following the successful launch of Rec Road Radio last week, the Digital Leaders have been busy sorting! We asked everyone what they would like our radio show to contain and we spent the afternoon sorting it out into groups. We were really surprised with some requests and can’t wait to have more competitions! Our show this Friday is going to be a surprise request show, so we also sorted out all the music requests – one song was certainly very popular :) You will have to tune in to find out what it was.

Rec Road Radio Requests @RRIS

Sorting Requests @RRIS

Sorting Requests @RRIS

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Nov 16

Rec Road Radio is Live on Air @RRIS

Everyone sat in their classrooms eagerly awaiting the very first broadcast of Rec Road Radio and I hope nobody was disappointed!  We had recorded an interview with Ingrid who visited us for the first time with Coco our guide dog – we all thought she was gorgeous! Some children from Year 1 read out the fireworks poems they had written and children and Digital Leaders from Year 2 wrote and read the weather forecast and this week’s horoscope.  In a very exciting finale, Alice was announced as the Rec Road Radio logo competition winner and came down to the studio to receive her prize. Her logo will feature on this our school websites soon.  If you missed the broadcast there is no need to feel sad as all the shows are recorded and can be listened to as podcasts here.  Don’t forget to come back next Friday at 2.30pm for the request show.

Rec Road Radio First Broadcast @RRIS

Rec Road Radio Logo

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