Sunday, 11 June 2017

Baraza Blog- 11th June 2017

Student Feedback of their ICT/ Computing Experience

Image result for ict secondary schoolPositives (what went well?):

- We like having access to lesson resources on Frog (Computing is one of the best pages)
- I like the variety of different lesson topics
- I like being able to choose which homework I do
- we like the small class sizes
- lessons are interesting and fun
- I feel like I've learnt a lot this year
- the topics we cover are really important- programming, internet safety

Areas for improvement (Even better if...):

Q: Can we do more 'big projects'? 
A: This is possible in some topics and Mr Rogers will look at this for next year
Q: Could we have more of a variety of tasks and activities in lessons?
A: Yes- Mr Rogers will tweak lessons planned for next year
Q: Can we do more group projects in lessons?
A: As with the first answer- this is possible for some of the topics studied and will be looked at when planning for next year
Q: Can all subjects collect homework via Google Drive?
Image result for maths and computing schoolA: Different subjects have different requirements for homework and Google Drive doesn't work for all subjects. We will share this with them but not all subjects will be able to do this. 
Q:  Can Frog be used more in other subjects? We would like more information on these sites please.
A: Yes- Mr Rogers will speak to all subjects leaders to ensure Frog pages are developed more
Q: Can there be access on Frog to other useful information e.g. our timetables?
A: We will investigate this
Q: Can we do more computing trips?
A: We already have quite a few but mainly for digital leaders- we will look at further trips for next year

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Baraza Blog- 26th May 2017




Kibblestone Residential feedback

Following our week in Staffordshire here is the students' feedback to help us prepare for next year's residential. Once again some really useful and thouthful feedback:

Image result for kibblestone camp siteWhat went well (WWW)- quotes direct from the students:

- we enjoyed the crate stacking- it was really exciting and a bit scary
- room checks (especially in the boys' dorm) as it kept our room clean and tidy
- we had lots of exercise as we had to walk quite a distance between activities- but it was very tiring
- raid and trade was great!
- almost 70% said they would do exactly the same trip again
Image result for kibblestone camp site- 5 days was perfect
- I managed to do things I never thought I could do
- it challenged me to go further- especially with heights
- it was good not to have our phones all the time as we played other games and din't just sit playing with our phones!
- it was lots of fun
- I felt as though I grew up a bit on this trip- it was the first time I'd been away for this long without my parents
- archery was great

Even better if:

- better toast please!
Image result for kibblestone camp site- can the showers be warm all the time?
- more showers
- room checks for girls to encourage us to keep it tidy and clean!
- softer mattresses
- more active time (sometimes we had too much break time)
- longer activities
- less drama, maths and English activities- some were too easy or too hard
- more 'wow' activities
- have all the activities in one place
- more entertainment in the evenings
- camp fires every night
- Kibblestone hoodies

All of the above will be shared with Team Camp, Kibblestone and Mrs Brake who all worked together to arrange this trip.

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