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Welcome to the Faculty Page for Computing & DT
Faculty Leader: Mrs Gaied
Mrs Buckland Mrs Caulfield Mrs Cannon de Sousa
Mrs Holmes Mrs MacKenzie
We were fortunate to receive a visit in November from Google to showcase one of their newest technologies, Google Expeditions. This is a pioneering project which was only released in the past 6 weeks and is not yet available to the public. Schools in the USA, Canada, Denmark and New Zealand have been selected to try this out in their classrooms and we were lucky enough to be selected!
Children in Y3-Y6 visited the pyramids of Egypt, rainforests in Borneo, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the Great Wall of China and even the moon all while sitting in the comfort of their classrooms! Using the Google Cardboard viewfinders, which each housed a mobile phone, the children were able to enjoy a 360°panoramic view as their teacher led the expedition from the front of the class and pointed out key features. There was audible excitement within the classrooms!
The opportunities to use this technology within the classroom to capture the children's imaginations and to stimulate new learning are endless. This is something the children and staff are keen for us to buy in to school in the future.