We quickly recognised the impact that digital technology had on learning when used effectively. During our discussions we looked to share not only what we were doing in lessons that worked well, but also some of the barriers we were facing.
The problem of gathering work was causing us a major headache. Digital devices were being used to create new, innovative pieces of work that were previously impossible, yet this was stuck on a class set of iPads and there was no way of guaranteeing that learners would get the same device next lesson or that the work hadn't been removed between lessons. We tried many different solutions to the problem: emailing work was too laborious, cloud storage services were restricted by the network and using AirDrop was too time consuming and unreliable when faced with a class of 30 learners. Surely there's an easier way?
We were introduced to Foldr by our commercial partners and it was exactly what we needed. Our school was already well stocked with ICT hardware and had a robust network and now staff and students can access all of this from their iPad.
The integration was seamless. Pupils are now able to save anything they produce on their digital devices to their account on the school network and vice versa. In addition staff were extremely grateful as they can now access all of their high quality resources that they had collated and stored on the network, right from their iPad.