#SLDenton Summer Sizzler!

Our next FREE Apple tech CPD event will be on Thursday 6th July from 4:30-6pm. December’s #SLDenton was a sell out so get your free tickets here before it’s too late!

10 Top Table Hosts Needed!

Our next FREE Speed Learning event will be on Thursday 6th July from 4:30-6pm at Russell Scott Primary School. Our last Speed Learning event was a sell out!

We’re looking for 10 top table hosts and a key note speaker for the event. If you’re using Apple tech in your classroom/workplace and would like to inspire like-minded colleagues, then sign up using the form below.

Any questions please email rtc@russellscott.tameside.sch.uk.

Thank you!

iPad workshop for EYFS and KS1 Teachers

Our next FREE training session is ‘Unleashing the Power of iPad in your EYFS/KS1 Classroom’. The course, delivered by Amy Kingsley, will share examples of how to key educational apps in her Year 1 classroom.

Places are limited, so sign up asap to avoid disappointment!

Book tickets

UK Blog Awards 2017

Mr Marsland, Mr Etchells, Mrs Matthews and Miss Kingsley were very excited to go to London on Friday 21st April to represent Russell Scott at the annual UK Blog Awards. The Russell Scott blog site was one of 8 finalists in the Education category.

The UK Blog Awards celebrates a variety of blogs, bloggers and vloggers from across the United Kingdom so it  was a massive achievement for Russell Scott. We were the only school there!



Apple Swift Playgrounds FREE Training Event

Swift Playgrounds in a new Apple coding app for KS2 and 3 pupils. We are hosting a FREE training session on this exciting app in collaboration with Apple and Computing at School.

Our last event was sold out, so book your FREE place now to avoid disappointment.

Click here for more details and to book your place.

More information about Swift Playgrounds can be found here.

Articles for Innovate My School

Our staff work closely with Innovate My School, an online education magazine for educators. Here are a selection of articles sharing how we use Apple technology to engage and enthuse our pupils.

The Ideal App to Enrich My Literacy Lessons

How to Catch a Porridge Thief!

Green Screens and Underpants: How I engaged my little monsters

How to trap the tooth fairy: iMotion and imagination

Five ways I’ve used social media to connect my class with the world!

You can visit Innovate My School by clicking here.

Speed Learning Event – December 2016

Thanks to everyone who signed up for our FREE computing CPD event on Thursday 1st December from 4:30-6pm. Tickets are now sold out!

We will be hosting another two Apple tech-focused events this academic year so keep an eye on this blog!

Details of our upcoming #SLDenton can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you on 1st December!

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iPad GarageBand Course

Thank you for attending the iPad Garageband Course at Russell Scott Primary – Manchester RTC.

The app (free for education, but with limited instruments available) is fantastic for engaging children during activities where music and/or sounds are utilised.

We looked at the features of Garageband: instruments, Smart-instruments, as well as the sampler and voice recorder. We saw how easy it is to record user interaction in Garageband to create meaningful music or sounds with ease, and also how we could engage our pupils (both secondary and primary) across the curriculum.

We had fun with the silent movie clips below – creating a musical score, or soundtrack for them. We demonstrated how music/sound could create atmosphere and change mood, by altering instrument and pace, rhythm, etc.

Why not have a go and add your own soundtrack to these silent movie clips:

If you have created anything amazing on iPad Garageband, then please feel free to share with us!

Brian. (Twitter: @BrianEHarkins)
Apple Distinguished Educator
Apple RTC @ Russell Scott Primary (Twitter: @GManchesterRTC)