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ICT in Schools Newsletter Issue 3 of an occasional series In this issue: Learning Platforms E-safety Focus on Film

Learning Platforms I’ve had many enquiries about the rollout of the Learning Platform. By the time you read this, contractual issues should have been resolved and rollout should begin for those schools who expressed an interest at our ‘roadshow’ meeting last term. It was the government’s intention that all children have an online learning space by March 2008!

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Thinking guides

Once again I can offer training from Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) to KS3 children if they have not already received this. I am happy to discuss what might be offered to other age groups and would welcome the opportunity to talk to staff, governors and parents. Contact KS1 staff might be interested in the animations and lesson ideas to be found in Hector’s World at (note the _ between 5 and 7). CEOP are saying that they get reports from children as young as 5! This might be a good moment to suggest that the world is not getting more dangerous but that the risks have altered.

Video and audio resources British Pathe CPD Support

Focus on Film “The National Archives is proud to announce that its collaboration with South East Grid for Learning to produce Focus on Film has won a coveted BETT Award.” (Press release) Since January this resource from the National Archives has continued to receive similar recognition. See also:

Find resources is a new site from Infomapper. In the free section many of the over 30,000 resources have been submitted and published by teachers and students and can be easily adapted for your own use.

Thinking guides Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.

Video and audio resources I recently received an email about I understand this is a free resource to individuals although there is a cost to schools. TeacherTube is also a good source of video material. Page1 of 2

British Pathe You will no doubt have seen the letter saying that this excellent resource is no longer free. If you have any films obtained under the old licence they should be destroyed by the end of July 2009.

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 24th Sept

Wed 5th Nov

Tues 18th Nov

New and aspiring ICT Comments from last year’s students on subject leaders’ course this course, worth 30 points at Masters level, have been used in a national mailing by NAACE to promote it more widely. It comprises two full days and four twilights and the first session is a full day on Wednesday 24th September so get your applications in quickly. Podcasting This is a repeat of the successful course that ran earlier this year. It 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. Only free software and hosting is used. All sectors welcome. ICT Subject Leader SLDM 11 focussing on the aims: Development Meeting • To explore the relationship (Secondary Strategy) between the ICT Framework learning objectives, functional ICT and pedagogy • To revisit, review and reflect on a range of teaching approaches • To support subject leaders in improving the quality of teaching and learning within their departments

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…

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