Using MacBooks for
Digital Music Creation
Here at Chantry we recognise the importance of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and Computing, because we are all very aware that this is a central life skill which our pupils will need not only throughout their education but also in their future careers.
With the continual rapid rate of technological advances we feel it is essential to keep pace with these changes to ensure that we for fill our school motto ’Learning for Life’.
We are preparing children for jobs that don’t yet exist!
Using iPads for
Computing is not just confined to stand alone lessons but is inextricably linked into our creative and book based curriculum. We have invested in different types of hardware, such as Apple Macs, iPads, laptops and Bee-Bots to ensure our pupils gain a varied skills base to ensure they can apply their knowledge in different ways.
We use software such as; Garage Band, Korg Gadget, Active Learn, TTRockstars, Spelling Shed, Education City and many more, which have created opportunities to extend learning beyond the confines of the school walls.
Our Digital Leaders
Each year we elect digital leaders in years 4, 5 and 6. These pupils have applied and been successfully appointed to share their knowledge and confidence of using Computing equipment and programmes which should benefit both their peers and staff.
They are given classroom responsibility for ICT equipment and are learning how to support peers and adults with basic troubleshooting. Moreover, they will work closely with the school council members, peer mentors and the anti-bullying action team to support peers with E-Safety and raising awareness around cyber-bullying. Year 6 Digital Leaders also hosted an assembly for Year 6 children on this subject.
My mind feels like it is going to explode!
Joshua, Year 5 Digital Leader, when looking at
some early computers at NCM