Start spreading the News!!• Hi My name is Ian Pratt• @sciencelabman is my twitter name.• I am a middle school Science teacher From Bedford in the UK.• I love to use teachnology !! ( technology to enhance teaching and learning!)
Where did this idea come from?• Religious reflection• Communicating about whole school issues• Getting a message to everyone• Lack of time and space for whole school assemblies
What tech did I use..?• In the beginning a very simple low cost flip camera.• A large pile of science text books !!• Schools computer network
But now I use…• A HD digital video camera• And a Tripod.• But the equipment works both ways. Its what you or your kids do that matters.
What do we do?• Shoot a 5 minute news broad cast• Upload it to the school network• All classes view it at there own time.• The Biggest challenge was getting the teachers to use the computers in school to access it.
What Impact has the project had?• On the pupils• On the teachers• On the SLT• On the school
What is the key message…?• Simple to do• Low Tech.• Enhances communication• Builds relationships