This article from St Andrew’s Lutheran College (JS) in Queensland is a post by Julia Boulton who’s role there takes in e-learning and innovation more broadly. Here’s Julia’s post which includes her initial views on the original Blippit App Maker.
We really like the Australian approach to ICT in the curriculum. The way that ICT is woven through in the online documentation as one of seven general capabilities running throughout subjects seems to work well. It’s much inspired by FutureLab’s Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum.
Just added today is a new PDF document from Alex Young at The Fernwood who’s sharing a big chunk of his Year 8 Computing resources now too via the link below. Look out for ‘!NEW! App making folder.pdf‘ in the DropBox when it opens up.
“Looking forward to another successful year of app making!”
More and more people are sharing their plans where Blippit’s App Maker is being used as part of computing. If you have some that you’d like to share out like Alex from right here on the Blog let us know via Support@.
[Original Post Below Nov 12th 2012]
Alex Young is a relatively new Head of Dept at The Fernwood School in Nottingham who has been busy revolutionising the Computer Systems curriculum.
“We do a lot of programming based courses and other relevant topics.”
He recently started to bring together a 7 week scheme of work about apps for year 9 on Blippit and very kindly agreed to share it here with any interested schools. It certainly beats facing a blank page and while Alex will be trialling the scheme from mid-November 2012 he is adding more to it shortly.
We thought this short video might help you help your governors and other colleagues understand where we see things going and also to give you answers to questions you might have. Hope it helps see the value of parental engagement with Facebook for schools.