Fresh from the Christmas break the Digital Leaders and Helpers were raring to go on the latest project of designing and making board games to remind the Yr 1 children about how to keep themselves safe on the computer or tablet (in fact with anyone they didn’t know well!)
In the first session they drew out their game board and in the coming weeks they will draw this out on the computer, adding colours and words to make it really attractive.
“We made board games to help children remember internet safety rules because we thought that just rules weren’t very fun!”
“The board games will be useful for the children who don’t know about internet safety.”
This week the Digital Leaders and Helpers were doing a piece of research for year 1! The year 1 classes had heard all about a tree octopus and the website was a little bit too complicated for them, so they asked year 2 to help out.
” We looked at a website all about tree octopus – I didn’t know they came in lots of shapes and sizes!”
This week the Digital Leaders and Helpers were using Espresso to find information about Remembrance Day. They looked at videos and books and are going to show their classmates how to do this in their class lessons later in the week.
They also learnt the terms web browser and tab and have started to seen how to switch between tabs.
“It was fun watching all the videos about Remembrance day.”
“Poppies grew in the fields that the soldiers died in. I found that information on the internet on Espresso.”
“I thought some of the videos about Remembrance day were interesting.”
After spending the last few weeks setting the group up, today was our first lesson that we will go on to teach to our classes. We all know how important it is to keep ourselves safe when using the computer and being online, so we learned how to create our own avatar, which we will use on our ID badges (much safer than a real photo.)
We used two different websites Doppelme and a Lego Style Avatar Creator (works best in IE) The Leaders had time to explore each website so that when they come to teach this to their class they will be experts!
Here are all the finished avatars – can you recognise who they are?