Our school is equipped with wireless hubs in each room and trolleys of laptops and tablets which the children use at their desks. At Bethnal Green there is a fully equipped ICT suite equipped with desktops and laptops. At Bonner Mile End, we also have three ICT suites where machines are connected directly to the network.
We have digital cameras, iPads, microphones, recorders, Bee-Bot, Raspberry Pi, pi-top for Physical Computing, Ohbot-programmable robot heads, NXT EVO Mindstorms robots and a wide range of exciting software. Each classroom also has a SMART board and visualiser for use in most lessons. Our children use ICT equipment in many subjects. In Computing lessons, they learn about e-safety, coding, email and communications, control technology, data handling, word processing, touchtyping, publishing and photography, computer aided design, research and investigation, networks, programming and much more.
Our Computing Clubs help to engage and enthuse children-girls and boys to develop and extend their skills in programming. We currently run Digital Leaders Club, Code Club and Ohbot Club.
In today’s world, it is more important than ever that children know how to keep themselves safe. We make e-safety a high priority and children are taught the basics of online safety in every year group, in regular special assemblies and through our Digital Leaders.
The Digital Leaders scheme is an innovative new internet safety programme from UK charity, Childnet International. Childnet is a UK-based charity set up to empower children, families and schools in the digital age, and its vision is to make the internet a great a safe place for children. The programme aims to empower young people to champion digital citizenship and digital creativity within their schools and to educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.
By signing up to the programme our leaders joined an exciting online community, where they accessed training and support from Childnet’s expert team, recorded achievements, and collaborated and shared inspiration with schools across the UK. Once their training was complete they became ‘digital leaders’, delivering impactful e-safety messages in school throughout the year through providing training, resources and activities. We believe that our leaders contribute and encourage others to make the internet safe for all.
However, there is only so much schools can do. It is incredibly important that parents take the time to talk to their children and set rules within their homes. We strongly suggest that you put a filter in place at home to prevent your children accessing adult sites, and that you monitor your child’s screen time and computer access. Talk to your child today!
We teach children the SMART rules.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be on 5th February. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated
globally with the theme: Together for a better internet.
There will be assemblies for the children and information to be shared with the parents.