Nov 1 2013
Oct 27 2013
- Incredibly motivating for young people
- Young people ‘get’ the idea, and are empowered by knowing the criteria and are able to pursue the activities, learning and experiences independently. However, teachers add value (as always) by having a dialogue about what the standards mean. More
Oct 27 2013
- Most important – DL coordinators used to create their open content to report on ideas – now the content is student generated and there are levels of publication and tools to publish and moderate the content. Everyone involved can see the potential for student generated content, interactions and sharing.
- Digital Leaders – Enthusiastic and competent individuals who can support and influence teachers and other students. An ideal group in a school to be engaged with and feeding back about using technology for learning via blogging and social learning platforms.
- Stories provide a simple, multimedia building block for content.
- Blogs get young people (especially boys) communicating – tell / audience / approval / feedback is a powerful loop – we need to focus on coaching and feedback. How good is learning when you apply your understanding to someone else’s and give feedback?? More
Oct 26 2013
Here are the links for my two talks at Mozfest 2013.
Thank you to Mozilla, DigitalMe and Makewaves for a really informative day…
Oct 10 2013
Example Digital Leaders’ makewaves site:
Lady Lumley’s Digital Leaders
The two basic building blocks are ‘Stories’ and ‘Blogposts’. A story contains multimedia (Think V.I.S.T.A – Video, Images, Sound, Text and Animation) and is easily shared. Future stories can be collaborative between students in the same school or even in different schools. A Blogpost is a more personal publication.
Roscoe school’s impact of use of Makewaves and literacy here
Free membership of Makewaves allows for 30 minutes of upload – more details here https://www.makewav.es/join and https://www.makewav.es/howitworks
Example of Makewaves being used as a collaborative tool:
Membership of a network means:
– students can share stories between all the schools/students in the network.
– content can feature in one place – as top stories, votes etc
– Senior reporters can moderate content knowing it can be seen by any student
– badges can be shared within the network
– there is a cross platform App to post content
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Badges for Literacy
Mar 19 2013
Here is their report of the day.
LLS Digital Leaders were asked to give four talks at the North Yorkshire Digital Leaders’ Conference* – #DLNY13. These are what we did:
“What we have done so far as Secondary Digital Leaders” – Beth, Luke and Toby (Year 10s)
“The How and Why of Running Digital Leaders” – Mr S and all LLS DLs, including a “2 min guerilla DL presentation about Coding Club” by Jon and Tyler (Year 9s)
Example Digital Leader Projects – “Autology and Online Home Learning” – James, Tally, Jon, Jo and Liam (Year 9s)
“How and Why We Network as Digital Leaders” – Will and Matthew (Year 10s)
Jan 5 2013
A big thank you to Jon, Jo and Tally for doing these during the holidays so that people have something to work on at the Badgeathon on the 17th January at Mozilla in London.
This follows Tom and Lucy coming in from DigitalMe for www.gr8ict.com/2012/12/15/digital-leaders-badges-1-11th-december-2012/ and then I set it as an assignment on Edmodo for the holidays. I’m discussing these with the LLS ICT Learning Team on Monday and on the 15th Jan with my DLs. My DLs will talk a bit about badges at their talks at BETT13.
Designing a Digital Badge
DUE: Jan 8, 2013
1. Role: Choose a *Role* from Teacher; Designer; Coach; Web
Manager ; Presenter; Explorer, Producer
2. Activity: Link it to something you have done as a digital leader
3. Steps: Write about the steps of the activity involved – try to make it into Learning / Doing / Assessment
4. What SKILLS is the DL learning through this?
5. WHO: Who does the assessing of these skills?
6. HOW: How do you know the DL has been successful in gaining these skills?
7. Badge: Design a badge to represent this… More
Dec 24 2012
Talk to be given at BETT 13, Friday 1st February at 11.00pm – Thanks to Tony Parkin for organising.
Developing Secondary Digital Leaders (SDLs)
Three digital leaders from Lady Lumley’s School and their teacher will describe how 25+ SDLs are working to improve the landscape of learning with ICT through
– teaching their year groups
– working with teachers
– using software, the school VLE and Edmodo
– telling the story
– accrediting the skills they are learning with Digital Badges and DigitalMe
Lady Lumley School is an LA comprehensive school in North Yorkshire with no extra money or 1:1 devices, but with great students and staff doing the best they can in difficult circumstances.
Chris Sharples is Head of ICT and also works for NYCC to develop SDLs in other schools. More information at www.gr8ict.com.
Dec 15 2012
This post is to talk about our progress with Digital Leaders and starting on the path of Digital Badges, but I want to start this post with this picture…
Maddie, working with a mixed group of KS3 and KS4 SDLs. I am so pleased to get little snapshots like this of seeing students benefit from the teamwork and responsibilities of SDL work, but always tempered with the thought that this is but a drop in the ocean with the uncertainty in ICT in Education at the moment.
Another highlight was Will (KS4 DL) overhearing me talk about digital disruption, and asking about it when we came onto discussing roles. If you refer to their video link “Lessons – an arid desert of ICT” then it will come as no surprise that Will has chosen a badge for Digital Disrupter. I look forward to the design…