Our school has registered to be a Safer Internet Day supporter and over the next 5 weeks all the year 2 children will be designing esafety board games for the year 1 children to play. We will be having an extra special focus in Internet Safety Day week too.
This week we have been thinking about what makes a good photograph and we found out that taking a good one is a lot harder than just pointing the ipad and clicking the buttton! We tried to make sure that our photos were in focus, that the subject matter was central (and that we didn’t cut off heads or feet), that we didn’t focus on the wrong thing – like the carpet, wall or ceiling! We shared our photos with each other at the end of the session and thought about what went well and what didn’t! We will use everything we have learnt to take some great photos for our iMovies which we will be making after Christmas.
What busy bees we have been this week! On Monday afternoon some of the digital leaders sat one to one with some children from Owl’s class to support them with creating their posters using the Pixabay images they had saved from the previous week. If that wasn’t enough work they then helped out with a survey! Using google forms all the digital leaders answered some questions about esafety, which is going to be really helpful in making sure everyone knows how to keep safe when using the internet and mobile devices. Good job everyone 🙂
After our visit to BETT at the beginning of the year, the new brochure came out to advertise BETT 2017 – and guess what? There was a lovely picture of one of last year’s digital leaders 🙂 Can you spot her – look out for the bright yellow lanyard!
Have a look at the brochure here
It’s been a long wait, but well worth it! The Digital Leaders were very excited to receive their new lanyards and identity badges in assembly (especially as it was Children in Need day and some were dressed up too!) We would like to say a big thank you to Identibadge who sponsored us and did such a fantastic job and made them look so amazing.
This week we have been using the Pixabay images we saved last week, to make posters for our bedrooms! We think they look brilliant and can’t wait to show our classes how to do it.
We are all so excited to find that our new Digital Leader badges have arrived! The new design looks amazing and we can’t wait for our new lanyards to arrive to go with them 🙂
This week we have been learning to use Pixabay to search for and save copyright and royalty free images. We talked about how important it is to only use pictures if someone else has said we can and using pictures from google isn’t allowed!! We learnt to use the right mouse button for the first time and found it a little bit tricky but we managed. Next week we are going to put our saved pictures in to Textease to make ourselves a nice poster for our bedroom wall.
Well the moment we had all been waiting for! Who had won the Digital Leader logo competition? Live on Rec Road Radio, the winners were announced as………………..
Mia and Elsie
Everyone’s designs were amazing but those two in particular were voted as the two favourites, so their ideas were incorporated together to come up with the new design and here it is!
The two girls came down to the radio station to receive their certificates and speak about winning – have a listen to what they said here :
Rec Road Radio Firework Show
We are now looking forward to receiving our new lanyards and badges with the logo on soon.
This week we have been learning how to research safely from a website. Year 1 have been learning all about the Tree Octopus and we helped them out by learning about it too! We had a questionnaire which we had to fill in. Did you know that the Tree Octopus can come in all sorts of different colours and that that they can live in the snow? Next week the Digital Leaders will show their classes how they can access the website too and remember that Kidrex is the safe search engine, especially made for children.