Woodridge Primary School lies in beautiful surroundings in The Borough of Barnet, North London. At Woodridge, the pupils and the teachers excel at Fronter.
The pupils excel at Fronter because they use the platform on a daily basis, both in school to solve their assignments and at home while doing homework. They also use Fronter to communicate with their teachers and with each other.
"I would describe using Fronter as giving the children twenty-four-seven access to learning. They can access learning all the time because they can click on links, watch videos or participate in forums or blogs when learning isn't available to them. I think that's the beauty of Fronter," says Lisa Hooper, computing subject leader at Woodridge.
Just Like Professionals
Two pupils who excel using Fronter are nine-year-old Tulla and Saalar. Saalar shows his Fronter page, full of great resources.
"When I made my Fronter page my favourite thing was Minions. I put some hyperlinks there to Minecraft, other games and sports. There´s a picture of me when I was born and there's a vote about what you do the most. There's also a picture of a new Lamborghini. In Year 3 Tulla and I made a PowerPoint about dolphins and I put the link on my Fronter page," says Saalar.
Image: Salaar´s Fronter page.
"I like using Fronter because it is a good way to socialize with friends," says Saalar.
Tullah explains the idea behind the page she has created.
"This is my Fronter page, which is a summer Fronter page I did last year. At first, you see a vote and a picture of sunflowers. Below, I put some summer jokes," says Tulla.
"Which letter is the coolest? Iced T," Tulla laughs.
Image: Tulla´s Fronter page
"I like using Fronter because it is easy to use and if you have forgotten your homework you can always go and check. You can always ask your teacher about something if you are confused about something on Fronter as well. You can chat with your friends and it`s pretty straightforward to use," says Tulla.
Fronter Silver Champions
Woodridge success has earned them "Fronter silver champion" status. The Fronter Champion Schools Programme is a network of schools who use Fronter in an innovative and exciting way; leading to improved learning outcomes for their students and a more engaged school community.
Fronter Champion Schools are committed to sharing best practice with schools across the UK via online forums, local events, emails and through sharing resources online.
"We have been working with Fronter for a number of years and it has become an established part of how we work. Since 2014 we have been bronze champions and we have now become silver champions and we are very proud of that," says Headteacher Colin Dowland.
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Posted on Fri, March 10, 2017
by Niklas Hellum