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Primary ICT News ISSUE 25

JULY 2010

People and what they do... For information or support, email or phone!

South Centre (9152971) North Centre (9159511) Jan Gray e-Learning Consultant (South Centre), who can advise on a range of projects, particularly involving on-line content jan.gray@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Janet Simner e-Learning Consultant - (South Centre) - Developing Creative and Media projects including Newsdays, Datalogging and Textiles janet.simner@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Jamie Tinney e-Learning Consultant - (South Centre) - Developing D&T projects, video, animation and podcasts jamie.tinney@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Marie-Line Antoine e-Learning Consultant - (North Centre) - Developing Media, photography and video projects and support for MFL mantoine@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

David Ellis e-Learning Consultant - (North Centre) - Developing Creative and Media projects, radio, music technology, video and animation david.ellis@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Martin MacGillivray e-LearningCentre Manager Strategic advice including ways the e-Learning Centres can support your work martin.macgillivray@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Matthew Draycott Systems Manager for e-Learning Centres and technical support for schools md@nelc.net

Another Year Over! Welcome to issue 25 of the  ICT Newsle5er ‐ the last of  this academic year! I
know
for
some
of
you,
it
has
 been
a
very
long
and
hard
year
‐
 it
certainly
has
been
an
 interes:ng
year
for
me!

COORDINATOR MEETINGS  2010 ‐ 2011 AUTUMN TERM Wednesday 6th October 1.30‐3.30 ( £15.00)

In
this
edi:on
of
the
newsle<er,

 I
will
be
upda:ng
you
on
the
 latest
informa:on
I
have
 regarding
some
of
the
changes
 to
work
in
schools
and
support
 from
outside
agencies
like
 Becta,
etc. But,
before
all
that
‐
have
a
 good
holiday
‐
and
I
look
 forward
to
seeing
you
all
in
the
 next
term.

SPRING TERM Wednesday 9th March 9.30 ‐ 3.00 (£30.00)

Both to be held @ South e‐Learning Centre


News Updates

Loan Kits Available 1. PODCASTING Consists of up to 15 easi-speak microphones, copyright free music CD , lesson ideas and user guides on how to create podcasts

At
the
recent
Coordinator
mee:ng,
Brian
Coates
from
Becta
a<ended
to
give
us
an


2. WREX THE DAWG Boxes of 5 control robots - these are available to schools following training session.

will
be
around
to
take
calls
and
emails.
All
materials
on
their
website
will
not
be
 updated,
and
as
yet,
there
is
no
agreement
where
many
of
the
useful
materials
like
e‐

3. ROBOSAPIENS & FEMISAPIEN More control robots - these are also available once staff have received training that will include lesson ideas on how to develop a cross-curricular project based around the robots. 4.DATA-LOGGING We gave purchased several kits that schools can borrow complete with a wide range of sensors, lesson ideas and activities.

update
on
the
future
of
Becta
and
also
what
will
be
happening
to
some
of
the
projects
 they
support.
For
those
of
you
who
didn’t
a<end‐
here’s
a
brief
outline. Becta
‐
will
be
closing
officially
in
March
2011,
but
from
December
only
a
skeleton
staff


safety,
etc,
will
be
hosted.
My
advice
is
to
have
a
look
at
the
site
and
download
as
 many
of
the
pdfs
that
you
feel
are
useful! SRF
‐
this
has
just
been
updated
‐
has
now
gone
to
6
elements
and
some
of
the
 phrasing
has
been
amended
to
make
it
easier
to
understand.
If
you
have
been
working
 on
the
older
version
‐
don’t
worry
‐
as
the
work
will
be
transferred
into
the
new
 version
for
you.
 ICT
Mark
Assessment
‐
if
any
of
you
are
ready
for
this
assessment,
please
let
me
know,
 as
the
City
Council
s:ll
has
a
small
pot
of
money
available
to
pay
for
the
assessor.
And
 as
with
budgets
being
capped
or
just
disappearing,
make
use
of
the
money
whilst
it
 s:ll
is
around! E‐Learning
Centres
‐
Funding
for
the
Centres
has
been
allocated
un:l
the
end
of
the


5. APPLE iBOOKS We have up to 10 iBooks available for schools to borrow to use for video, photography or music projects. Training is available on using these with students, should you require it.

year,
but
as
Becta
is
to
be
disbanded
and
many
other
educa:onal
departments,
we
are
 s:ll
wai:ng
to
hear
what
will
be
happening
to
the
Centres.
At
present,
the
latest


6. PC LAPTOPS We now have up to 20 PC laptops available for loan that can be used with software packages such as the History/ Literacy Ka2ouche programs. These could also include training, should you require it.

summer,
I’ll
let
you
know
in
September.

7. DIGITALBLUE CAMERAS Up to 30 digitalblue cameras available for use in schools. This could include photo backgrounds, lesson ideas and user guides. 8. FLIP VIDEO CAMERAS We have recently purchased a set of these small USB video cameras for schools to borrow. These will be available in sets of 5.

This is just a selection of what we can offer. Contact the number below if you have any other requests. Want more information - contact the South e-Learning Centre

informa:on
that
we
were
told
at
our
conference
last
week,
was
that
probably
nothing
 will
be
announced
on
the
future
of
City
learning
Centres
un:l
the
Spending
Review
 :med
for
October
or
November
this
year.
However,
if
anything
does
happen,
over
the


COURSES FOR NEXT TERM As
many
of
you
have
requested
the
Wrex
the
Dog
,
Dataloggers
and
the
Femi‐Sapien
 robots
for
 your
schools
and
training
on
using
these
 in
the
classroom,
we
felt
that
 by
 holding
training
events
like
we
did
earlier
this
year.
So,
in
the
Autumn
term,
Janet
will
 be
holding
the
following
events
at
the
South
 e‐Learning
Centre
for
 one
or
more
staff
 from
schools
can
a<end. Once
 you
 have
a<ended
 the
 course,
the
 loan
 kits
 will
 be
available
 for
 your
 school
 when
 you
 require
them.
We
do
 s:pulate
someone
from
each
schools
knows
how
 to
 use
the
equipment
before
borrowing
the
kit
so
it
can
be
used
appropriately. I
have
a<ached
flyers
for
the
events
for
your
staff
room
no:ceboards.

In
September,
I
will
be
 sending
you
an
 email
 with
an
updated
list
 of
 loan
kits
as
we
 have
 been
 purchasing
other
 items
 which
 people
 have
requested
 ‐
 as
with
this
 year
 there
will
be
a
charge
of
£20.00
per
kit.


Tel. 9152971

Please note
‐
we
have
 had
a
few
schools
not
returning
the
kits
on
 the
date
 agreed.
 This
 causes
us
problems
with
 being
able
 to
check
them
and
 re‐charge
if
 needed
 for


Fax. 9152978

loan
charge.

the
next
school.
If
 this
con:nues,
we
are
considering
a
penalty
charge
on
 top
of
 the


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