Autumn is rolling around, leaves are falling and results of hard work are beginning to show at Eaton Primary School.
Staff are using the Microsoft Shared Calendar to plan upcoming events and meetings, with some transferring their documents to solely using Office 365 (no more memory sticks!). In a digital transformation case study such as this, it is important to consider what we have achieved and what is to still be completed. In four, albeit busy, weeks we have achieved much to be proud of. However, many of these accomplishments have been behind the scenes in an administrator role – I am looking forward to showcasing Gluu’s solutions in my natural environment… the classroom! With this in mind, I was thrilled to speak with Amy Woodmans from Encyclopaedia Britannica (@Britannica_UK) last week. After an extensive tour of the website I am looking forward to never again having to say to children:
“Make sure you put FOR KIDS at the end of your internet search so you get child friendly results”
As well as having child friendly content that can be adjusted to different reading levels, the substantial resource will take away those hours that teachers spend finding a website for their children – Encyclopaedia Britannica has it all!
Going back to my original anecdote – Why do leaves even fall in Autumn?
“Autumnal leaf drop is a form of self-protection. Deciduous trees, such as oaks and maples, have thin leaves that are susceptible to cold temperatures. Without dropping their leaves, such trees would be stuck without a way to make food” – thanks Encyclopaedia Britannica!