St. Paul’s to host OneNote Workshop- Tuesday, 17th May 3:30-5:00

This workshop is designed Office_365_logofor teachers to learn how to use OneNote as a digital notebook for capturing and organising notes, equations, to-do lists, images, photos, text, video, documents, audio and more. It also covers how this powerful tool can be used as a personal and collaborative notebook for a class of students and groups of teaching staff.  St. Paul’s is hosting the workshop with Teacher Academy.  To book a place at the workshop, go to the Eventbrite site for this event.

Linking OneNote and Teacher Dashboard- exciting updates

Network members will know that at St. Paul’s we’ve been working with Teacher Dashboard as a way of improving marking and feedback, particularly with homework tasks.  It has been quite successful in engaging pupils and saving staff time when marking.

That’s why it is great to see that Teacher Dashboard is one of the supported Learning Management Systems for Class Notebooks in OneNote.  Find out more by using this tutorial video.  I can’t wait to give this a try!

St. Paul’s to Host Computing Festival- 24th June

St. Pbadge-smallaul’s Catholic School is proud to be hosting a Computing festival on Friday, 24th of June in partnership with Tablet Academy.  The workshop aims to allow students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a fun and engaging way.  The festival will be for year 7 pupils, and is open, free of charge, to any interested schools.  Students participating in the festival will have an opportunity to experience workshops in:

  • Hour of Code: Develop your own online game.
  • Minecraft: Collaborate to programme a Lighthouse.
  • Dash robots: Program robots to complete the maze.
  • Lightbot: Use logical thinking to program a virtual robot.
  • Robotic Arm: Remove the Nuclear waste using the robotic arm
  • Lego Wedo: Build and program your own machine.

If you would like to attend the Computing Festival, and bring 5 pupils and a member of staff to St. Paul’s, please contact Antoinette Bouwens at abouwens@st-pauls.leicester.sch.uk,  by Friday, 27th May, stating your preference for a morning or afternoon workshop.  More information about the festival can be found here or by watching the video:

St. Paul’s ‘Back To Basics’ 365 workshop

Communication, Collaboration & Participation

St. Paul’s Catholic School had a ‘Back to Basics’ workshop for staff, which was an opportunity to review the basic use of 365.  We concentrated on Teaching and Learning strategies using

Teacher Dashboard, pupil use of email, Video and One Drive.

Some of the strategies we’ll be trying out in our classrooms over the next few weeks include…

 

  • Encouraging pupil collaboration and independent learning through the use of email questions.  You can use simple 365 tools like email to encourage students to ask questions to each other, research answers and check each other’s work.
  • Collaborative writing.  Using One Drive to create a shared document is a great way to complete collaborative writing tasks, either whole class or with groups in the class for differentiation.  It also is a great way of simply tracking and encouraging peer assessment.  By using the projector, the editor flags make it easy for all to see who is contributing (and keep pupils on task!)
  • Use of video for flipped learning.  Using 365 video for homework means that pupils can come to the lesson having already watched the key extracts, saving precious lesson time.
  • Use of Teacher Dashboard to improve marking and feedback. By setting and marking work on Teacher Dashboard, we will have all feedback for a class on a single document, allowing for quick interventions or extension tasks to respond to the feedback, this time through the use of groups within the class.

 

Open Education Resources available from this workshop: