Digital Learning Strategy
Our Digital Learning Strategy (shortlisted for the Tes Independent School Awards for Best Use of Technology) is firmly grounded on solid research and pedagogy. Technology at Embley is not a substitute but an enabler and accomplice to successful learning. It sits firmly within the context of our three guiding principles of academic ambition, belief and compassion. Embley is recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2021-2024.
All pupils from Reception to Year 13 are provided with an Embley iPad for the duration of their studies. Our strategy is based around the use of three main tools and supported by the use of subject specific apps.
Digital Learning Spaces
This ever evolving and expanding resource provides our pupils with easy access to teacher-curated digital content – a digital textbook – be it during lessons, exam revision or at home. Pupils are given a password to access the Digital Learning Spaces when outside the school network.
This tool allows teachers to set and keep track of work. It also enables pupils to submit work and receive feedback in various formats, including voice commentary. Showbie is used primarily when the work that needs to be done is in digital format, otherwise ordinary exercise books are used. Think of Showbie as a digital exercise book.
Microsoft Office 365
All staff and pupils have access to Microsoft’s full suite of Office tools, including very familiar ones such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel or Outlook, but also some less familiar ones such as Sway, OneDrive and OneNote. Combined, these resources provide our staff and pupils with a powerful cloud storage solution that facilitates file sharing and communication.