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ICT in Schools Newsletter Issue 2 of an occasional series In this issue: Learning Platforms E-safety

Learning Platforms This term we will be making the final decision regarding who our partner will be in this venture. Following a very successful series of presentations a number of colleagues met in December leaving a very clear indication of the direction in which we should travel whilst leaving sufficient room to manoeuvre in the light of any developments.

Learning Curve A number of schools have indicated that they are interested in being early adopters but video if you too are interested and missed out on the opportunity to leave contact details at Naace primary (MAPE) Making the News

the presentations please contact:



Our small team has visited a lot of schools in the last term bringing the message from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) to KS3 children. This is a very important topic for the 21st century and one which will be included in the new KS3/4 Programmes of Study.


If your pupils haven’t had this presentation yet and you would like them to (we prefer roughly one class/group at a time) please get in touch with A number of our primary schools have been invited to pilot materials for KS1 and reported back just before Christmas.

Learning Curve video This remarkable website from the National Archive has extended its range of activities to include using video. Jointly funded by SEGfL the range of activities includes evaluating video as a primary source and creating responses using video editing software. You can use your own or the online tool supplied. It’s well worth a look at

Naace primary (MAPE) At primary colleagues will find a lot of interesting free resources particularly in the ‘Classroom Activities’ section. Big Book Maker is fun.

Making the News This is best described by the site’s homepage. “…the free online publishing system for schools hosted on the National Education Network that enables teachers and pupils to share and promote their learning experiences over the World Wide Web. You can upload and publish text, images audio and video as well as a variety of files such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel.”

CPD This term there are a number of CPD opportunities listed as usual in the Training and Development Programme Overview and on Eduwight. They include: Wed 16th Jan


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Tues 22nd Jan

Wed 23rd Jan Tues 29th Jan

Wed 27th Feb Wed19th Mar Wed 2nd April

school colleagues to look again at modelling in ICT. Podcasting A quick look at what we might use podcasting for in schools and then an opportunity to get hands on and create and upload a sound file. All sectors welcome. New and aspiring ICT This is part 3 of an award bearing subject leaders’ course – course that started last term. session 3 ICT for Secondary TAs This is part 2 of a course that started last term. We will be looking at using questioning, levelling ICT and finishing of with a practical session on some of the Microsoft Office software. Internet Safety This is for all sectors. We will look at the potential risks and some of the free resources available. New and aspiring ICT This is part 4 of an award bearing subject leaders’ course – course that started last term. session 4 ICT Subject Leader This is likely to focus on the new Pos for Development Meeting KS 3/4 (Secondary Strategy)

Support Support and consultancy is available to schools on a range of ICT related topics such as learning and teaching, planning, levelling, creating activities, podcasting, ICT in other subjects, using MS Office for learning, support leading to the ICT Mark… This can form a part of a school’s entitlement or as an addition funded from the standards fund allocation.

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CPD Naace primary (MAPE) Making the News Learning Curve video This remarkable website from the National Archive has extended its range of ac...