10.06.2016

Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »

27.04.2016

App Review: Maths Watch

Review by Georgia Rippin (Digital Genius, Year 7) Finding Maths difficult? Here’s the app for you! ‘Revision is just a click away….’ What it does: It helps you when you’re stuck on a Math subject It explains the problem clearly When you are ready to move on it will take you to a higher level… Read more »

11.03.2016

Technology in Schools

By Thomas, Sebastian, Jude and Patrick Four Digital geniuses explore the use of technology in education. The inspiration for this report stemmed from the students examining how many digital devices were being used around school and how they influenced learning. In this report, students explore the question: “What do people think of iPads being used… Read more »

04.02.2016

iPenrice: Learning with iPads

On Thursday 4th February Penrice Academy welcomed representatives from Western Computers for a ‘learning with iPads’ event to talk to guests from schools and colleges across Cornwall about the merits of technology in the classroom. Dan Hopkins, Apple Distinguished Educator and Maths Teacher at Penrice, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Western… Read more »

18.01.2016

App Review: Flashcards

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Flashcards is a fun, interactive way of remembering and learning key words and phrases. You can make your own flashcards or you can revive flashcards from your teachers. There are all sorts of fun games and activities you can do on flashcards to memorise some key… Read more »

15.12.2015

App Review: Showbie

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Showbie is a great way for teachers to share and receive work. Showbie is used in most lessons and is highly recommended by teachers. It lets you share your work on your iPad with your teacher, they can also share files, help sheets and comments to… Read more »

10.12.2015

iPenrice: Talking iPads with Penryn

On Monday 7th December we welcomed Charlie Davis from Penryn College to get an inside look at the world of Digital Learning at Penrice Academy. Mr Bull, Director of IT at Penrice, explains: “Having successfully run this programme for three years, we had a great deal for Charlie to see. He visited Maths, Science and… Read more »

04.12.2015

Animators and Geniuses at Carclaze

On Friday 4th December, four Penrice students from our iPad Genius Team visited Carclaze Primary School to work with Year 5 on an animation project. Josh, Ben, Morgan and Bryn from Year 9 offered help with filming, editing, and technical advice as the Year 5 students continued on their incredible original Christmas animation, titled sELFish…. Read more »

17.11.2015

Studying Buddhism in Year 8

On Monday 16th November the Religious Studies department were delighted to welcome our visiting Buddhist, James Cormack, to Year 8 classes during their study of Buddhism. James is from the Nichiren strand of Buddhism which places emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching: The Lotus Sutra. This year James brought his son, Tom, and fellow Buddhist Michelle…. Read more »

07.05.2015

Mr Hopkins Recognised by Apple

Congratulations to Mr Hopkins, who has been awarded Distinguished Educator status by Apple! This is a rare honour bestowed on teachers working at the forefront of educational technology and was based on a portfolio of work and presentations. Mr Hopkins is now one of a small number of Apple innovators across the country. Mr Hopkins… Read more »

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