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Primary ICT News ISSUE 23

APRIL 2010

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

Important information on Primary Support from the e-Learning Centres

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

e‐Learning Support  2010‐2011 
 A#ached
to
this
newsle#er
 is
a
le#er
for
all
Head
Teachers
and
 ICT
Coordinators
regarding
the
 support
available
for
all
Key
Stages
 1
and
2
schools
over
the
next
year. 
 Before
outlining
this
 further,
may
I
take
this
opportunity
 to
thank
you
all
of
you
over
the
last
 few
months
where
my
role
was
 under
threat
from
redundancy.
I
 am
glad
to
report
that
on
the
 Thursday
before
the
Easter
break
I
 was
told
that
the
Schools’
Forum
 had
agreed
to
fund
my
post
for
 another
year.
As
this
is
targeted
at
 the
Primary
sector,
we
have


developed
a
support
package
 which
enJtles
all
schools
to
the
 equivalent
of
3
days
support. 
 Outlined
in
the
a#ached
 documents,
you
will
find
details
of
 how
you
can
access
this,
and
 suggesJons
on
how
we
can
 support
your
conJnuing
future
 development
of
ICT. 
 Please
spend
some
Jme
 reading
this
and
discussing
with
 your
Head
Teacher
and
staff.
Please
 also
be
aware
that
if
you
are
 booking
sessions
at
either
of
the
2
 Centres,
you
will
need
to
contact
 us
as
early
as
possible. NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE  ISSUED BEFORE  HALF TERM


Free CD Available!

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

Following
on
from
the
conference
last
month,
we
produced
a
CD
of
all
the
 materials
that
were
used
and
discussed.
If
any
of
you
would
like
a
copy,
please
 contact
me
and
I’ll
get
one
sent
to
you.
Details
of
what
is
on
the
CD
are
 explained
below.

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

New Primary Curriculum 


Many
of
you
 are
already
beginning
or
 have
begun
to
change
over
to
a
topic


based,
personalised
 learning
 curriculum
 and
 are
aware
 of
the
Sir
 Jim
 Rose
 and
 the
 Cambridge
reviews
into
Primary
EducaJon.
Materials
were
sent
to
schools
last
month
 and
 at
 the
 same
 Jme
 the
 QCDA
 published
 the
 materials
 and
 also
 an
 online
 curriculum
planning
tool
on
their
‘New
Primary
Curriculum’
website. The
URL
is:


h#p://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/new‐primary‐curriculum/


5. APPLE iBOOKS We have up to 15 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. 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.

The
site
is
not
the
easiest
to
navigate
and
find
the
materials
you
require. The
 2
 main
 documents
 that
 most
 teachers
 will
 need
 will
 be
 the
Level
 descripJons
 Guide
and
the
Primary
Curriculum
Handbook
‐
both
of
which,
and
many
others
I
have
 downloaded
 onto
 the
 CD
 as
 PDFs.
 The
 online
 planning
 tool
 was
 given
 a
 mixed


7. DIGITALBLUE CAMERAS Up to 15 digitalblue cameras available for use in schools. This could include photo backgrounds, lesson ideas and user guides.

recepJon
at
 the
conference,
but
if
you
have
 Jme
to
have
a
look
at
it,
(you
will
 need
 to
register)
I
would
appreciate
anymore
feedback.

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.


 The
e‐Safety
agenda
is
now
very
much
high
priority
in
schools,
with
Ofsted
 now
regarding
this
as
a
key
target
when
inspecJng
schools.
On
the
CD,
I
have


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 Tel. 9152971 Fax. 9152978

e‐Safety in Schools included
lots
of
materials
that
you
could
use
in
class
as
well
as
presentaJons
and
 guidance
for
Staff
and
Governors. 


There
are
many
good
videos
and
children’s
acJviJes
available
to
support
the


teaching
and
understanding
of
safe
internet
use
‐
in
many
of
the
presentaJons,
we
 have
included
links
to
some
of
the
sites. 
 At
the
Conference,
many
expressed
their
preference
to
the
BBC
site
‘Dongle’
 for
younger
children
and
the
Childnet
materials
for
KS2. 


I
have
menJoned
before
there
are
some
really
good
materials
available
on


the
Kent
Grid
for
Learning
Site
that
included
pamphlets
for
parents
and
children.
The
 URL
to
access
these
is: 



h#p://www.ken#rustweb.org.uk/kcn/e‐safety_home.cfm


ict newlsetter 23 april 2010  

Matthew Draycott Jan Gray Martin MacGillivray Marie-Line Antoine Jamie Tinney e-Learning Consultant - (North Centre) - Developing Media, pho...

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