Samsung
Creating a digital classroom

Background

How digital is the classroom? We all know that it is likely to become more digital and we have been working with Samsung on a pilot programme to explore, for teachers and learners, the best way to make it so. With the introduction of coding into the primary computing curriculum in September 2014, this project has become even more relevant.

What we’ve done

We recruited six schools for a six-month Samsung Digital Classroom pilot, managed and advised on the implementation of the programme, evaluated its effectiveness and created a series of films about best practice.

We created an online community to allow pilot schools to share experiences and request support. We have been with the schools every step of the way, to ensure that they get the most out of the Samsung Digital Classroom experience and that we can learn about – and share – what really works.

Our evaluation framework draws on established educational thinking, incorporating key criteria from Bloom’s Taxonomy, Ofsted and measures of Digital Literacy, enabling us to link findings to current thinking in teaching, learning and ICT.

We are now working on the next evolution of the programme, incorporating the new computing curriculum. With even more schools taking part, we are supporting Samsung to help schools close the UK’s digital skills gap.

 

Impact

  • Pioneering programme supported by ongoing EdComs consultancy
  • Vibrant teacher community to share learnings
  • Key learnings around how technology can embed new teaching and learning styles
  • Evidence of increased pupil engagement and confidence with digital learning
  • Ongoing support to help the programme evolve

“They’re not reading because they’ve been asked to but because they want to. We’ve even had children wanting to stay behind after school to complete a task.”

Headteacher after the pilot

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Research
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