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ICT in Schools Newsletter Issue 8 of an occasional series In this issue: BETT 2010 BETT 2010 Ordnance Survey English Heritage Posterous E-safety audit New Primary Curriculum

A great time was had by all and as usual we were glad to be back on the coach! Have a look at my short photographic record of the day.

Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey have a wealth of free resources available. Have a look at Get-a-map and Mapzone.

English Heritage This excellent site has resources, lesson plans and whiteboard files for all ages.


Free ICT training

Posterous is possibly the world’s easiest way to post text, sound files and video online. It’s free and you get 1Gb of space. Check the FAQ for information about privacy and group use.

CBeebies Stories

E-safety audit

Integrating E-safety in Primary Schools TES Connect

“The NEN is the UK collaborative network for education, providing schools with a safe, secure and reliable learning environment and direct access to a growing range of online services and content.” They have developed a very useful audit tool which will help schools in all sectors identify gaps and plug them.

New Primary Curriculum The new primary curriculum is now online at with full information, advice on planning and case studies. It will become statutory in 2011.

New ThinkUKnow materials Free ICT training Futurelab survey for KS3/4

ICT CPD 4 free is a new web site, sponsored by TDA, offering ICT teachers FREE on-line continuing professional development opportunities. I mentioned it a few newsletters ago but now it is active.

CBeebies Stories Internet Explorer and is the link to a range of stories suitable for safety very young children. Included is useful information for grownups. Integrating E-safety in Primary Schools As well as many other useful things SEGfL have published a link to a scheme of work that suggests ways e-safety can be embedded into the primary ICT scheme of work. Page1 of 2

TES Connect As resources sites go this is a good one. By teachers for teachers resources are suitable for all sectors. The main site is at s_cid=16 but the next link shows the resources collected for Storytelling Week. nbday=0&nbmth=1&nbyr=2010&evcode=68&s_cid=16

New ThinkUKnow materials CEOP have released a new version of ThinkUKnow for KS3/4. It includes new videos, is matched to emerging safety issues and is more interactive than the previous version. I know a lot of schools found ThinkUKnow useful and I am happy to deliver the new materials to students who have already seen the old presentation or to students new to this programme. As it involves discussion class sized groups are best.

Futurelab survey for KS3/4 Futurelab are surveying KS3/4 students about their perceptions of participation and education, learning spaces and technology in the future. Could you please encourage students to go to ? Thankyou.

Internet Explorer and safety If Internet Explorer is your browser of choice and you have IE8 or are about to download it please have a look at the safety button from CEOP that will sit in the toolbar.

Contact: Rob Ellis Tel: 01983 823458 Email:

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