SSCLC Grand Reopening!

October 21, 2008
Animation work

Animation work

Wednesday evening saw the centre full of students, teachers, parents and members of the Learning and Achievement Service for our Grand Reopening after the extension work.

Visitors watched students from Mundella and Seven Hills School create some excellent animations in the Media Hub – in fact we struggled to get the pupils to leave at the end of the evening they were enjoying themselves so much. The Creative Space hosted the Killer Instincts, a band from Meadowhead School who are creating their own music video using our Green Screen technology.

The foyer displayed our collection of mobile learning hardware – including PDAs, Ultra-Mobile PCs and Nintendo DSs – all currently being employed in projects around our partnership schools and at the museum in Weston Park. A selection of software and the latest voting systems for the interactive whiteboard were shown off in the Learning Lab, whilst The Cube, of course, hosted Cube magazine in paper and electronic form.

Killer Instincts

Alan Marshall, Director of Local Delivery at Sheffield City Council, was very impressed with the evening and said he appreciated “all the hard work everyone has put in to make the CLC a place of learning for the future using ICT”.

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Weston Park Interactive Trails – Feedback

October 15, 2008
Museums Sheffield

Museums Sheffield

As you may be aware from previous posts, the museum at Weston Park has a number of Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) – essentially computers you can carry around with you, and two interactive trails to accompany the exhibits. The two trails are Ancient Egypt and Animal Adaptation and are aimed at year 6 pupils. This summer the UMPCs have been available for family groups to use during their visit.

The feedback from the primary school and family sessions has been excellent:

“Great way of getting children to interact with the artefacts.”

“Kept them on task and directed their activity, at the same time allowing them to work at their own pace and in any order.”

“Recording answers verbally instead of writing them was much better for the SEN group. Higher achievers could use the audio facility to add expression and be creative, such as making it like a news report.”

If you are interested in taking part in one of the Trails with your class, see the previous post here for details, or contact Pauline Sharkey on 0114 278 2655, pauline.sharkey@museums-sheffield.org.uk.

Science Trail

Science Trail