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1 Student Digital Leaders Glyn Barritt, SSAT

2 Student Digital Leaders Passion to help their school shape vision and strategy around the use of technology Eagerness to promote their school and their SDL activities – expanding network Eagerness to research new technologies and train their teachers and peers SDL roles ensure appropriate and engaging technology use

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4 Benefits SchEmbeds most effective technology across school life SchMaximises the impact of the ICT budget StuDevelops leadership and specialist skills StuDevelops other 21 st Century skills … StuFlexibility & credibility in the jobs market StuImportant! Helps students bring ‘fun’ into learning! NatCo-construct curriculums to engage all students in relevant and enjoyable learning NatWork alongside teachers to lessen effects of new demands on their workloads NatHelp narrow the gap between policy makers and those designing/delivering the curriculum Nick … I feel trusted as a person and I’m developing new skills “ ” Tim … My role gives me responsibility and the ability for me to make a difference “ ” Vicky..I am able to have my say about what happens with ICT in school “ ”

5 Planning What issues might SDLs help to address/overcome? Whole school initiative or piloted by certain classes? How will you choose students for the roles? What qualities will your SDLs need to demonstrate? What year groups might you approach first? How long will SDLs serve? How do you ensure continuity? Who in school will oversee SDLs & champion widely?

6 Initial training & Group ID Listening and speaking – Active and sympathetic Asking for help – For themselves, others Communication skills – Peers, teachers, community Sharing and showcasing – SDLs continually moving foward Using and applying – Getting the most from tech for learning Reviewing and feedback

7 Joining a growing network SSAT promotes at every given opportunity – Students often invited to participate in workshop sessions, such as this week’s Achievement Show in London Digital Leaders network on Makewaves – – students graphically illustrating their achievements - https://www.makewav.es/digitalleaders/edit https://www.makewav.es/digitalleaders/edit Extended outwards with help of social media – #dlchat on Twitter, every Thursday evening at 9pm Digital Leader Network - Glyn Barritt –

8 Some links to explore.. Lady Lumley’s School, Yorkshire – Lots of links, advice and guidance Lots of links, advice and guidance – Journalism master class (Makewaves) Journalism master class (Makewaves) Chesterfield High School – Student presentation: Becoming a Student Digital Leader (from Makewaves)Becoming a Student Digital Leader (from Makewaves) Pickering Community Junior School – Other primaries in its cluster (Makewaves) Other primaries in its cluster (Makewaves) George Spencer Digital Leaders – Video on their importance (YouTube) Video on their importance (YouTube)

9 SDL Accreditation Remember those roles? Badges recognise achievement Digital badges can be displayed online! Mozilla Open Badges take the concept further Badge the UK, DigitalMe, Makewaves, Mozilla and SSAT working with teachers, students & partner organisations on an accreditation scheme for SDL s

10 What qualities for SDLs? Spend 5 minutes thinking about the personal qualities you would look for in digital leaders (or whatever your school chooses to call them … either if you’re going to be selecting your SDLs or whether you hold an interview process … What are the positives for a school that chooses to operate a system of Student Digital Leaders? What might be the barriers in schools to operating a Student Digital Leader system?

11 Glyn Barritt for an @sdigileaders


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