To give you inspiration, below you will find examples of what some schools did last year from Nursery, Primary and Secondary levels. If you’re stuck for ideas of what to do during the week or you’re simply looking for more activities these should help.
The important thing is to get involved and share so we can show that together we’re making a #DigitalDifference
Ideas for Early Learning and Childcare
Hayshead Nursery in Angus jumped right in and used Glow to share the work they were doing on The Gruffalo. They explored road safety using the Beebot outside, incorporating computing science and recorded their Digital Learning Week activities on the school blog each day.
Ardnahoe Nursery in Glasgow used the ipad to time themselves during their 2 mins of brushing their teeth which promoted health and wellbeing to the children and got them excited about brushing.
Ideas for Primary Schools
The P7s from Bearsden Primary taught the P1s all about Blue bots and recorded this on a video which they posted on their school blog. The P4/5s got creative using Minecraft in 2D to plan for Pixel Art in Excel. Each day they had a ‘Radio Chat with Digital Leaders’ show which they presented.
Ormiston Primary in East Lothian used Micro:bits to learn their spelling words.
P6s from St Bernadette’s Primary in Falkirk created a digital video to teach the school about how to stay safe in the sun. The school’s Digital Leaders used the week to teach pupils and teachers about ICT showing tools on notebook and how to use the digital camera.
Braehead Primary in Glasgow hosted a languages podcast via their Glow Blog.
Willowbank School in North Lanarkshire had a big focus on accessibility for disabilities and tried out eye gaze technology to allow the children to communicate and make choices.
Ideas for Secondary Schools
Forfar Academy in Angus held an initial teacher meeting to explore digital learning and teaching and see how they could do more in the school. from this they ran themed activities throughout the week including:
- Another Day Another Digital Word poster campaign
- Micro:Bit session at assembly
- Took part in the Hour of Code challenge
- Used social media to get parents involved in the week by keeping them updated on progress.
St Mungo’s in Falkirk used Maths BlogSpot for the first time for revision integrating digital and mathematics. They achieved over 3000 hits worldwide!
Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow used QR codes and ipads as part of a whole school cross curriculum treasure hunt project.
Holyrood RC High took part in a ‘walking around the world’ project using apps for Holyrood RC High challenge and reached 65 million steps. This became part of a numeracy and literacy project.
S3s at Irvine Royal Academy used ipads to assess their defensive tactics in basketball that week and have continued to do this as they found it to be of benefit. (and fun!)