Vicky Lambert is Year 3/4 team leader, Music coordinator and leader in the use of ICT across the curriculum at Compton CofE Primary School, Plymouth. She has a passion for using technology purposefully in the classroom to redefine teaching and learning, aiming to engage children more actively in learning and equip them with skills they can apply beyond her classroom. Teaching is about inspiring, and through our use of the G Suite and Chromebooks, they are doing just that.
On the outside, Compton appears like any other Primary School in the UK. However, it has long had a reputation locally of doing things just a little bit ‘differently’. Shortly after arriving at the school in 2014, I was offered the chance to visit Brussels and work with the innovators at the Future Classrooms Lab as part of a research project into how technology can be used to redefine teaching in the 21st Century. Details about this project and the final report can be found here. This project introduced me to the world of Google, and it was at this point my view of technology in the classroom was turned on its head.