On Thursday 15th May our Digital Leaders welcomed a team of 10 students and 5 staff from Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham, in the first part of their digital ‘Academic Fixture’.
The visiting team came a long way, with an early start, to spend the day finding out about the role of Digital Leaders at Clevedon School; ready to take ideas back to their school as they begin their own iPad journey. By visiting classes, talking to students and staff, the visitors soon saw how we manage and use over 1,000 iPads effectively in our school, while they currently have 75.
In the afternoon, Clevedon’s Digital Leaders led a TeachMeet style session, giving short presentations about apps that they find useful. Both teams, students and staff, exchanged valuable app ideas and experiences about how iPads can best be used to enhance learning in the classroom.
During the visit, the students set up a collaborative project using the website and app, Edmodo. Both schools will now work together to develop an Empowered Use Policy, as a potential replacement for current Acceptable Use Policies in the schools. The EUP is about embracing technology and encouraging its positive use, not simply restricting what can be done with it.
Trinity Catholic School have returned to Nottingham, where they plan to develop their own iPad scheme and Digital Leadership role. We hope to hold the return fixture early in the next academic year when they have had a chance to implement their ideas.