Mystery Skype

The 6th grade student practised their communication and collaboration skills in a Mystery Skype today. They succeeded in finding the other school’s location (Gent – Belgium) with only 14 questions. After the Mystery part, the two classes shared stories and talked about local dishes and their school activities.IMG_0237 IMG_0232 IMG_0230

visit to the EPFL

On Tuesday, 24th May, Year 8 visited the EPFL to attend a robotics and computer programming workshop.  The workshop included a tour of the campus, where the children were given the opportunity to visit a ‘white room’ and learn about the wide range of research currently being done at the EPFL.
Working with Apple Macs, the children learnt about the binary system and how computers store and retrieve information.  The highlight of the workshop was the opportunity to experience computer programming with the Lego Mindstorm software.  All of the children enjoyed the workshop and returned to school with a better understanding of the complexities of Computer Science and opportunities that it offers.

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Organise big ideas more easily

iThoughts is a great tool to organise big ideas. Not only is it clear, easy to read and shareable, but more importantly, it can be modified as new information is added and has no limits to its size – important when discussing big ideas.

Many thanks to Mr. Sykes and the 11IGCSE students for this example of how technology supports learning in History.Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 09.17.14

Deeper learning with videos

Here our year 10 bilingual geography students are creating a video explaining the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes.

There are multiple advantages for learning. Students have to edit the content, which means multiple review cycles and increased exposure to content. The authentic context also leads to increased student engagement and motivation. And students have fun while learning!