Pupils at Highfurlong School are benefitting greatly from the amazing and innovative work by Mr. Birtles. Each student has an iPad, making it easy to share and connect their education milestones with their classmates.
Parents can also log on to the safe, secure and private ‘social network’ to see their child’s progress and daily achievements. With over 80 children successfully using ‘Seesaw’ – (the programme that has helped in the quest of creating this movement), but also a total of 91 parents regularly logging on to see dedicated content of the school day.
Mr. Birtles and a few pupils from his class; the tree and planting project is just one example of the activities his class have completed and shared with their network.
Over 24,000 pieces of data were manually inputted personally by Mr. Birtles, and additional to the front-facing social network side – teachers can map progress data in line with the curriculum. Parents can see their own child’s information, as well as ask questions, see progress and have an insight into the school day at a level they ordinarily may not have had an opportunity to understand prior to this being implemented.
The hard work and dedication hasn’t gone unmissed – Highfurlong School has been shortlisted for a TES Award under the category – Innovative use of technology to influence outcomes.
The award ceremony takes place in London on the 21 June 2019.
Everyone here at Blackpool OA wish you the best of luck. Fingers crossed!