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At Wylye Valley Primary School, we have a suite with 25 desktop computers that the children have access to.  Recently, to complement these, we also purchased 15 iPad tablets.  We intend to run desktop computers alongside tablet technology as this allows children to experience a range of different hardware and software, with the ability to develop appropriate skills across a range of technology.  In addition to using the touchscreen technology offered by the tablets, they will also learn to use the keyboard and mouse of a desktop computer, and as they become computer literate will be able to select the most suitable technology to complete a task or learning objective.

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Computing Suite - 10th February 2016

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We are very fortunate to have such a large Computing Suite in school.  Here the computers are being used to complete research for Newton's Doctor Who information posters.

Lego Movie Maker club starts - 21st January 2016

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Mrs Beeden is leading the new Lego Movie maker club, held after school on Thursdays.  In the first session, children became familiar with the app and will look to make their own stop-motion movie by the end of term. 

Update - January 2016

Since Easter 2015, we have invested substantially in the technology that we have at school.

We have successfully completed the following:

   - Upgraded all of the existing desktop computers to run Windows 7 (rather than WIndows XP)

   - Added a SSD hard drive to each computer to improve performance

   - Upgraded the main server that runs the whole school system

   - Installed wifi across the whole school site

   - Purchased 15 iPads

 

We are grateful for the financial assistance received from the Wylye Valley School Association, the Ernest Cook Trust, The Medlock Charitable Trust and the Ernest & Marjorie Fudge Trust.  The CDs, DVDs and Games donated by children and parents also helped greatly as these also brought money into the fund-raising appeal.  The children will benefit greatly from your generosity.

 

 

iPad apps that we use in school - January 2016

Many parents have asked which apps we use in school.  The current apps that we have installed on the iPads are:

iMovie 

Sock puppets 

Aurasma

Flashcards +

Cargo-Bot

Essential skeleton

Monster Hunt The Memory Game 

Beatwave  

Lego movie maker

Bee-bot

Post-it Plus

Scratch

Green Screen

Kindle

Home Design 3D

If you have any suggestions about apps that the children may benefit from, please let Mr Howarth know about them.

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