Supporting the younger generation

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000

Description

Your support will provide the money to buy technology equipment to help over 650 primary school children aged from 4 to 12 years old at Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh.

Your help to win this funding will have a significant impact for our pupils as they will benefit from engaging and limitless digital learning opportunities.

The money will let us buy mini tablet computers for nearly a whole class of around 30 pupils. These will enable our children to use a wide range of digital tools to help develop their learning, thinking and digital literacy skills that will be vital to their future.

PLEASE HELP US HELP OUR CHILDREN BY VOTING FOR OUR PROJECT NOW.

Your support will boost the number of tablet devices available to our 650 pupils. This will enable us to build on the existing successful technology programme we have run for the last five years, that has had a positive impact on learning.

As a pioneer of technology in Scottish primary schools, our ambition is to have tablets in use throughout all year stages. Our project started in 2011, where we tested different ways to use tablets across our primary school. We took part in a major research project to look at the impact of using tablets.

Our goal is to have a tablet for every pupil in primary stages 5 to 7, known as “one to one” use. Our experience of one to one use with older pupils shows that this builds greater levels of engagement with technology and learning. Moreover, pupils have access to their tablet not just in school, but at home and in the holidays to continue learning.

You can find out more about how we have used tablets one to one by watching our video. This was made by a company called XMA, who are the Scottish Government’s supplier of this type of technology equipment to schools across Scotland.

Our experience suggests that in primary stages 1 to 4, one to one use does not work so well, so we aim to have a class set that is shared amongst our three classes at each year stage.

We have been fundraising for more tablets since our project started. We have had funding from our local council and from parents’ fundraising. Your support will help us take another step towards our technology ambitions to support all of our pupils’ learning.

PLEASE HELP US NOW BY VOTING FOR OUR PROJECT.

Choosing to support our school with money for more tablets is a great decision, as it keeps pupils on the leading edge of technology in education and provides an effective device to enhance learning at many levels.

The way we use mini tablets is as a tool that works across all learning levels and abilities, and benefits teachers and teaching and learners and learning. Tablets support every level of the curriculum:

*great content from apps on screen
*engaging pupil focused tasks and activities
*stimulates creativity and confidence
*equips pupils with the technology skills needed today
*helps teachers and pupils
*video camera and digital imager
*an all round device
*increase creativity, literacy and ICT skills.

We have found tablets are an engaging tool that encourages learning across subjects. Engagement makes a huge difference for any pupil – it provides interest and motivation. For example, to support children learning other languages, they have used apps and recorded themselves speaking.

So how can you help us to help our 650 pupils access tablet devices to enable engaging learning across the curriculum?

PLEASE USE YOUR VOTE NOW TO SUPPORT OUR TECHNOLOGY PROJECT AT SCIENNES.

Thank you. We are very grateful for your support.

Project Video

Sciennes Primary School

Moment of Pride

We are extremely proud of our pupils at Sciennes who are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, working in partnership with parents. Our school community follows our school motto: believe, achieve.

Location: Edinburgh