Primary ICT News ISSUE 23
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 email@example.com
Janet Simner e-Learning Consultant - (South Centre) - Developing Creative and Media projects including Newsdays, Datalogging and Textiles firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Tinney e-Learning Consultant - (South Centre) - Developing D&T projects, video, animation and podcasts email@example.com
Marie-Line Antoine e-Learning Consultant - (North Centre) - Developing Media, photography and video projects and support for MFL firstname.lastname@example.org
David Ellis e-Learning Consultant - (North Centre) - Developing Creative and Media projects, radio, music technology, video and animation email@example.com
Martin MacGillivray e-LearningCentre Manager Strategic advice including ways the e-Learning Centres can support your work firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Draycott Systems Manager for e-Learning Centres and technical support for schools email@example.com
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: