Digital

Backup, Restore & Sync-What do they Mean?

Backup, Restore & Sync-What do they Mean?

Over the last two weeks we’ve been making the final preparation for the big enrollment of the Grade 4 & 7 iPads onto our new JAMF Casper Suite. There has been quite a bit of confusion around this process. So we’d like to clarify some terms and also explain the exact purpose and function of the new iPad management system[Read More…]

by May 30, 2014 Digital

SVGoS: Digital Learning – Backing up your iPad Photos & Videos

It’s been an exciting week as we have expectantly been preparing for the new iPad Management System. As you will have seen in the letter that was sent home with our Grade 4 & 7 learners. We require you as parents to backup your child’s iPad photos and videos.  In order to help you with this process I have done[Read More…]

by May 15, 2014 Digital
SVGoS: Digital Learning – iLearn Expo a Digital Success

SVGoS: Digital Learning – iLearn Expo a Digital Success

I had the wonderful opportunity today to speak to some visitors who joined us for our iLearn Expo day. We had an amazing time learning how Sun Valley Group of Schools approaches Digital Learning. We really celebrate with staff, learners and parents at the incredible way in which technology is being used as a tool for learning in our classrooms.[Read More…]

by May 8, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Essa Academy Visit

Digital Learning: Essa Academy Visit

  I spent some time down in Manchester, Bolton during my trip and visited an amazing school called the ESSA Academy. I had the opportunity too see how they implement technology as a tool for learning. It was absolutely incredible to see their school and hear about their ethos and take on how technology can be used effectively in education.[Read More…]

by April 24, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Making Meaning Creatively

Digital Learning: Making Meaning Creatively

It’s been a whirlwind of a trip so far as I’ve made my way down to Dublin. I’ve travelled 11000 kilometers flown on 3 planes and travelled on 10 trains. I’ve had an amazing experience and as I’ve travelled and been exposed to new and different environments it has given me some time to process what I’ve seen and learnt.[Read More…]

by April 17, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Mind-Blowing Creativity with the iPad

Digital Learning: Mind-Blowing Creativity with the iPad

Its been a incredible trip to Cedars School of Excellence, Scotland. We spent time in a variety of classrooms seeing education in action using the iPad as a tool for learning. One of our first visits was to the Art Department were the learners are to taught to express themselves creatively through a variety of techniques. It was clear that[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Grade 1’s Empowered by the iPad!

Digital Learning: Grade 1’s Empowered by the iPad!

We spent some time with some amazing Primary Year 2 learners (that’s Grade 1 in our school system). Their focus in this lesson was learning to send emails. It was phenomenal to see how for learners in the age group of 6 & 7 years old where able to learn to use emails. What stood out for me was how[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Successful iPad Reflection!

Digital Learning: Successful iPad Reflection!

Here’s a novel idea! In this classroom the teacher has created a “Reflection Booth”. The purpose is to create a space in the classroom to reflect on lessons been taught and receive feedback on whether or not learners have found it easy or difficult to grasp new content.   Learners take their iPads into the booth, close the curtains and[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Welcome to Cedars School of Excellence!

Digital Learning: Welcome to Cedars School of Excellence!

It’s been an amazing first full day at Cedars School of Excellence in Greenock, Scotland. I’ve spent time today experiencing the day-to-day activities of the school with a special observation on how they use the iPad in their lessons. What an amazing experience. Watch this space for more info to come!!!!  

by April 3, 2014 Digital
Digital Learning: Exploring the WORLD of IT

Digital Learning: Exploring the WORLD of IT

In the up and coming holidays I have been given the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom in a quest to learn and experience what other schools are doing with technology in their schools. This process is one of the most important in keeping a school at the cutting edge of Digital Learning. I look forward to learning from some[Read More…]

by March 27, 2014 Digital