Cross Curricular Learning; Tradition and Innovation
Tradition and innovation work best when they enhance learning and help to make memories. In Science, Year 5 children were investigating forces and the effect of angle on velocity. For a practical experiment, it’s hard to beat a toy car on an adjustable ramp and a table of results. Using iPads, however, the children were able to suggest and use innovative ways to verify their results, with digital timers, photography, slow-motion video and augmented-reality measurements allowing them to compare and confirm their precise readings. Teammates working from home were also able to join in and play an active part in their groups rather than merely being spectators.
Innovative, child-led, practical learning is learning that stays with you.