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Digital Leaders

welcome to the digital leaders blog page!

The digital leaders are: Merrilees Baveridge ,Katie Storey, Marcel Bialy , Kayleigh Jackson , Olivia Oakley , Ryan Potts , Alex Anderson , Ollie Hart, Calum Kinaird ,Emma Knight, Nicolle Lake and Ryan Russel – Drennan

Digital Leaders

One of the first jobs the Digital Leaders did was learn how to transfer photos from iPADs to the school network, in order to free up space on the iPADs.  The following week they started investigating the apps on the iPADs and compiling reports on them for the teachers.

 

KAYLEIGH’S (A DIGITAL LEADER’S) REPORT ON iPad APPS

Name of App

Short description

Pros/Cons

Bee Bot

 

It would be good for co-ordination skills but could get distracting in class. Suitable for Year 1 and Year 2 because it is too babyish for Year 3’s and too hard for Reception.It also teaches you your lefts and rights.

PROS: Good for co-ordination skills,

Good for children who don’t know there left and rights.

CONS: It’s distracting,

It could get too easy and children can take an advantage of not learning anything while playing.

SCRATCH JR

 

It is usually used in coding lessons and is also fun at the same time.This can be used for Year 2 , Year 3, Year4 and Year 5.

PROS: Good for coding lessons,

Good for Year 2 and Key Stage 2,

It’s good if you want fun lessons.

CONS: Could get distracting,

Children can be silly with the effects they give you.( voice )

COOLMATH GAMES

It is usually a website but because it is an app, it has suitable games on. But it has got distracting games on aswell.

PROS:Fun games,

Suitable games,

Good for only wet plays and free times.

CONS: Again distracting,

Children can sneak on it during lessons,

It can get addictive.

SPELLASAUR

It is good for Year 1’s and 2’s if they want to learn there spellings at school, they can.

PROS: Good for learning spellings,

CONS: ( none that I know of )

READING EGGS OR EGGSPRESS

A Game usually about reading but people just play games against eachothe but they are SPAG games and lots more.

PROS: Good for reading

Good for having fun

Good for learning

CONS:Children go on the shop and buy thing with eggs in the middle of class

Children play games instead of doing the reading part in lessons

 

ALEX'S REPORT ON IPAD APPS

Name of App

Short description

Pros/Cons

Splash cars

 

A good game for people with quick reactions. Little kids will be taught lefts and right. Some things may cost money(avoid shop).

All kids

Scratch Jr

 

Fun for everyone and there’s no limit to what you can do. Little kids and big kids will be able to code how the characters they chose move, and get to colour them as well. They also get to pick a background and colour it, if they want

Everyone

 

CALUM'S REPORT ON IPAD APPS

 

Name of App

Short description

Pros/Cons

1st fiction

 

Absoulutely terrible as only 4 lessons and you can’t create any lessons because you can’t get onto any profiles

everything

Stinky socks

 

All you do is type on words and it says them

everything

 

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