Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 11

Issue Number 05 | January 2020 Student Digital Champions – Market Research South Ayrshire Digital Learning Strategy Session Our Student Digital Champions have some exciting events on the horizon. We have been in contact with Barassie Primary who have Digital Leaders from P5-7 who are keen to meet up with our senior students. The Marr College group hope to visit the primary school in the coming months to deliver a workshop to Barassie Primary Digital Leaders so that they might share their new skills with their classes and teachers. Across South Ayrshire a Digital Learning Strategy Group is being established to provide strategic direction to schools and ICT Services on digital technology provision and how it can enhance the learning experience. A group of our senior students were chosen to take part in a feedback session aimed at gaining insights from young people across the authority about the use of technology in the classroom. Students took part in the event via Skype and shared their thoughts and views using Mentimeter. Their feedback will contribute to shaping the future of digital learning in South Ayrshire. Well done to the students involved: Lucy Watson (S5), Lewis Donnan, Rosie Tudor and Callum Inglis (S6). The group also issued a survey to staff to find out what types of software and technology is already in use in the school to help plan future workshops. A meeting was held this month to choose Digital Champion badges meaning that students involved can be easily identified so that any students looking for assistance or wanting to find out more know who to ask. The next staff and student workshop will be on the use of Microsoft Teams. We would love to have representatives from all year groups. For any students looking to join the group please see Miss Wyllie (Business Education) and Mr Simpson (Computing Science). 10