Digital Learning at St Thomas More Catholic School.
In today’s world our pupils are digital natives who live and operate on in the online world, they develop friendships, consume news and draw aspects of their social entertainment from their engagement with technology. This engagement occurs at home, work and in education. At St Thomas More Catholic School we believe that utilizing new and emerging technology is key to enabling learners to engage with their studies and allows pupils to access areas of their curriculum that traditional methods of teaching don’t allow.
The collaborative nature of Gsuite makes allows pupils and teachers to share files, work collaboratively on them and also provides the ability for teachers to add comments to work in order to provide feedback to pupils.
At STM each pupil and each member of staff is provided with a Google Suite for Education account. The Gsuite account provides pupils with:
- Unlimited Cloud Storage
- Access to Gsuite apps
- Docs (Word Processing)
- Sheets (Spreadsheets)
- Slides (Presentation software)
- Drawings (Graphics package)
- Sites (Website Design)
- Google Classroom
If you would like to know more about Gsuite for Education please watch the video above, if you have further questions please contact Mr Strachan who is our Digital Strategy lead and a Google Certified Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the classroom we have range of ways that we support pupils digital learning. We have Chromebooks and Android tablets which can be booked by teachers and we also have a secure student wi-fi network which allows pupils to connect their own device to the internet in school should teachers ask them to access digital content in a lesson to support with learning.
To get connected to our BYOD (Bring your own device) network please see the details below
Whilst Gsuite is the main platform for digital learning in school, we also use a range of other online and app based packages to support pupils across their curriculum. The list below shows a few online learning facilities used within our school:
- Maths - EMaths Master
- English - Accelerated Reader
- Science - Einstein Tablets
- Computer Science - Codio & Lego Mindstorm
- Drama - Digital Theatre+
- PE - Coaches Eye