Category Archives: Innovation Projects

iPads for writing, using voice activated technology!

Ruth Fairley is a Special Education Needs (SEN) teacher at The Lancaster School – an all boys secondary (age 11-16) school in Leicester. Ruth’s innovation project explores the use of iPad accessibility features and apps to support students with learning … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rushey Mead – evaluating iPads

Last year, Rushey Mead School expanded their use of iPads to support a range of subjects areas, investing in 45 new devices. The school is sharing successes and lessons learnt through a variety of channels, including the Rushey Mead Twitter account – @RusheyMeadTL. Here, … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Developing SharePoint as a Learning Platform: Final Report

Maths Teacher Peter Williams, from The City of Leicester College, concludes his innovation project  – an exploration SharePoint (part of the Office 365 package) as an alternative to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the school. You can find Peter’s … Continue reading

Posted in CPD & Innovation, Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Eye Gaze for Assessment

This year, Netherhall School embark on an ambitious research project. The school will create a report exploring whether the eye gaze system can be used to support and provide accurate assessments of learners with disabilities to inform and guide the school, families and … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Project Programming update

Alan Wileman, Head of ICT at English Martyrs’ Catholic School provides us with this update on the school’s Project Programming work. Staff at English Martyrs’ will be working in collaboration with students on a project which will create resources and activities … Continue reading

Posted in CPD & Innovation, Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DigiLit Leicester Celebration Event

On Thursday 11 September, the DigiLit Leicester team hosted an event to showcase and celebrate the ambitious work carried out by the project team and participating schools over the last two years. The evening was a great opportunity for staff from schools … Continue reading

Posted in CPD & Innovation, Innovation Projects, Network Learning & Communities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bring Your Own Device Trial: Final Report

Over the last year, The City of Leicester College have been carrying out the city’s first the first trial of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model in the city. A school award BSF ICT Innovation Award, the project involves … Continue reading

Posted in CPD & Innovation, Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Investigating the use of iPads as Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AACs) – an innovation project

Over the last year, Nether Hall School has been working on a project that aims to evaluate the use of iPads as a replacement for traditional AAC devices; systems which support individuals with speech impairments to communicate. The majority of … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Member of Parliament’s 6: final reflections

Following the success of the MP6 Finals in June, Sera Shortland, Citizenship Coordinator at Hamilton Community College and project lead, has been continuing her work on the project’s new website and reflecting back on the work she has undertaken. Sera … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation Projects | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment