Strategic ICT and Computing Newsletter Autumn Term 2014 Welcome to the first Strategic ICT and Computing Newsletter. I aim to send one each term and hope it will keep you informed about events, resources and ideas to help your school with Computing and making effective use of technology across the curriculum.
Upcoming Events 3rd October 2014 9.15am 2.30pm ICT Coordinators network meeting Autumn 2014 Venue: Forest Academy, Bridle Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 8HQ Including ● LGfL /National news ● Bob Usher LGfL content update ● Lego WeDo with Scratch demo followed by workshop ● Creativity ● Lunch ● School inputs ● Assessment of Computing, Fronter assignment tool and Fronter Goal tool demo followed by handson workshop ● Mobile learning project update 10th October 2014 LGfL Literacy Project Launch at the Camden CLC 14th October 2014 15:30 to 17:00 J2e introduction to LGfL Creative toolkit Venue: Leon House 21st October 2014 15:30 to 17:00 J2e pupil Portfolios Venue: Leon house 12th November 2014 15:30 to 17:00 J2e webby and blogging move to this date Venue: Leon House Other courses in preparation include “Teaching the Internet” and “Creativity and problemsolving” dates to be advised.
LGfL Content News Curriculum Central case study Following on from the launch of the Curriculum Central resourcediscovery service in April, a case study has been created about how one primary school has placed LGfL learning resources at the heart of its approach to the new curriculum. This case study can be viewed in both long and short format at www.curriculumcasestudy.lgfl.net
The LGfL Literacy Project launch – featuring Deputy Mitchell and LGfL Blogging tools After the success of David Mitchell’s input at the LGfL Conference in April 2014, LGfL is funding a unique opportunity to support London teachers in the effective use of blogging to drive literacy achievement in London schools. The aim of the project is to develop and share good practice in the use of blogging to impact literacy across the curriculum, and across all Key Stages. The project will be launched at a special wholeday event on 10th October 2014 at the Camden CLC. There will be a number of workshops on different elements of blogging using LGfL tools, a keynote presentation from David Mitchell, and the launch of a new support resource for blogging in schools. For more information and to register see: www.blogging.lgfl.net
The Tudors in London The Tudors in London is now live on LGfL. The resource now features: ● 150+ videos ● Highresolution artefact images ● Interactive map of Tudor London with Google Maps integration ● *new* resourcebank functionality ● *new* curriculumresource delivery interface with curriculumlinked activities for Key Stages 2 to 4, plus particular crosscurriculum links for KS2 Deep links within the resource will appear in the appropriate areas of Curriculum Central. The Tudors in London is being entered for a BETT Award in the ‘Digital Collections and Resource Banks’ category. www.tudors.lgfl.net
ReadingZone Live Update Lauren Child, author of Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort, took part in a live video conference at the end of the summer term, where she was interviewed as part of the LGfL ReadingZone Live project. St Michael’s Primary School (Camden) hosted the event, which included a number of LGfL schools taking part via video conference link. ● Lauren offered a personal insight into her approach to both writing and illustrating books – and included explanations about the pressures facing successful authors. ● The issues surrounding writing different types and lengths of books were discussed, along with the process of adapting books for television. ● All the interview clips are featured in a clear and engaging way for both teachers and young writers and illustrators to use as inspiration for their own work. ● The full interview