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1 An Introduction to teaching and learning with Fronter St. Mark’s Catholic School, Hounslow Deborah James and Alan Masters

2 Mixed Secondary 55% EAL 87% A*-C Inc (96%) 1150 Students (11-18) St. Mark’s Catholic School

3 Current Situation Fronter introduced 2007 Gained ICT mark in 2009 Current focus = pupils as leaders of fronter Average 80% hit rate per month (2011) 55 Staff and 950 unique users per month

4 Where did we start? All Wrong! (just started by uploading resources – what's the point?) Lack of engagement – both sides Complicated system Focused on the wrong areas Time to rethink!

5 Discussion time – Barriers or Success? What barriers if any do you currently have in using and implementing fronter in the school? What has worked well when using fronter?

6 WHY?

7 To give pupils an option?

8 A digital native! “But why isn't it on now? I don’t understand” I want it now! ‘Any time any where’ generation. I cant read yet or write but I know how to use the ipad! “But why cant I play on the ipad Mummy?!”

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10 Future Occupations New jobs appearing – “Identity manager“ and “virtual builder” Google -Looking for “Googleness” -Value talent and intelligence, group spirit and diversity, creativity and idealism -Googlers range from former neurosurgeons and puzzle champions to alligator wrestlers and Lego maniacs -Application = “Tell us what makes you unique”

11 Focus – Teaching and Learning

12 Just another tool! AFL Strategies for engaging learners Tracking Environment Seating MLEDifferentiation Must use properly! E-learning

13 Independent Learning The Top 10!

14 Homework

15 Hand In

16 Forums

17 Surveys and Voting

18 Blogs

19 Monitoring and Assessment

20 Resources – past papers

21 Integrating video

22 Stickies

23 Discussion time Which ideas can you use in the next 2 week? How can this support teaching and learning in my subject / classroom?

24 How has this been supported?

25 INSET Days After-school E-learning Taster Sessions Fronter Drop-in Sessions Fronter Support Room Fronter Booklets

26 INSET Days Started with 3 INSET days on how to use Fronter What is it? What do we do with it? How will it benefit our students? How do we use it? Developed the Top 10 and ran a Top 10 INSET day Guiding staff through the Top 10 Staff had time in departments to discuss how to implement

27 After-School E-learning Taster Sessions Weekly sessions on a variety of subjects Fronter tools Microsoft Office Podcasting St. Mark’s Tube Interactive white boards Video editing

28 Fronter Drop-in Sessions Relaxed, weekly after-school sessions Staff are available to provide Fronter support Technical support Support with tools Expand on ideas Fronter department evaluation

29 Fronter Support Room

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33 Fronter Booklets Guides on how to use the Top 10 tools Ideas for how to use the tools All now in the support room

34 16 th November – Secondary Show & Tell 22 nd November – Primary Show & Tell 15:30 – 17: Bath Road Hounslow Middlesex TW3 3EJ St. Mark’s Show & Tell Events

35 Guest Log-in: Username: stmarksschool Password: guest Contact:


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