Getting started

This project started as a way of creating sustainable ICT developments in schools. The emphasis is on employing digital leaders to lead developments alongside the ICT coordinator. Therefore, they can be employed to lead workshops, evaluate resources, teach their peers, collaborate with other DLs to share and learn ideas. Some DLs have worked alongside technicians as well, learning what it is like to look after a school’s network.

The sub pages offer support to help you get started. In the meantime, if you need help please contact us! You can use the form below or via twitter – @SheliBB will help with primary aged DLs and @ICTevangelist or @gr8ICT will be happy to help with secondary. 

You will find some great tips and lots of advice for starting out with digital leaders on the digital leader groups forum. You are welcome to start your own topic for discussion too!



#DLchat happens every week at 9pm-9.30pm on a Thursday, and conversations can continue later.  Teachers and digital leaders share their ideas and news, inspiring and helping others along the way. So that it becomes even more collaborative and thus sustainable, I would like to invite others to host sessions. This is not as frantic as …

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Digital Leader Briefing Sheet

This is a briefing sheet for useful links…

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  Edmodo has proved to be a useful resource that enables our digital leaders to network. For primary digital leaders it has been a great way for them to showcase their personal blogs and digital leader work and they have enjoyed earning the badges that have been created.   You can take a look at …

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Getting started leaflet

Why not download your free copy of the Rising Stars ‘Getting Started with Digital Leaders’ leaflet.  

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Getting started with Primary digital leaders

Getting started There is a wealth of information and examples of good digital leader practice going on around the UK. I have tried to collate examples and useful resources in an external site, which you can access by clicking the image below. That said, the best source of inspiration is probably through the posts that …

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Getting started with Secondary Digital Leaders

The best advice we can give, and the purpose of DLN, is to find out what other like-minded coordinators and students are doing. Start by searching for DLs(Secondary) articles on this blog and have a look at the list of Secondary Digital Leader blogs.  Please add your own school’s details when you get started. Join in …

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HWB digital leader pack

  There is a great guide for teachers outlining ideas for introducing and developing a Digital Leaders programme in school on the Hwb site. The pack also contains printable resources that can be used for setting up the programme. Thanks to @theICTadvisor for sharing

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What can you do with your digital leaders?

Ideas for new digital leaders: If you give your digital leaders the opportunity to explore new resources, they may decide to become an expert in one. This could be beneficial when delivering staff workshops or when class support is requested. The following resources are free and high quality – perfect for use in class. They …

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