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End of term roundup: media literacy, online safety and Bett awards
End of term roundup: media literacy, online safety and Bett awards
In last week’s blog post we mentioned some bigger picture considerations and context as schools plan for the next academic year, and we’ll revisit some of these themes in the...
Strategic planning for autumn 2021 and beyond
Strategic planning for autumn 2021 and beyond
Photo by Rick J. Brown on Unsplash Strategic planning while simultaneously fire fighting is not the easiest of scenarios but it’s one that our schools are getting very familiar with,...
Engaging girls in computer science – the why, what and how
Engaging girls in computer science – the why, what and how
Three years ago CLC’s Rowan Roberts wrote a widely read blog post exploring the reasons why fewer girls than ever were taking the new computer science GCSE. In this follow-up...
Gaming in the Bronx: what UK educators can learn from the DreamYard experience
Gaming in the Bronx: what UK educators can learn from the DreamYard experience
Credit: David Flores Rudy Blanco, director of entrepreneurship and gaming at the DreamYard Project, has been supporting young gamers from underrepresented communities in the Bronx to use platforms such as...
Giacometti inspired tin foil people
Blended learning in the digital arts: tips and tales from our Tate-inspired project
From making Giacometti-inspired people out of tin foil to creating art galleries in Scratch, CLC’s latest Tate-inspired large-scale digital arts project, which brought together hundreds of children virtually to make...
Screenshot of Apple Speak feature
Accessible and inclusive blended learning - Apple feature overview
In the latest of our series of blog posts on accessibility in blended learning, we’re taking a dive into Apple’s features, looking at what’s on offer and how you might...
Controlling machines with our minds: what does it mean for accessibility and education?
Controlling machines with our minds: what does it mean for accessibility and education?
“It’s going to blow your minds,” said Elon Musk in September last year when he unveiled Neuralink, his brain-computer interface project. It involves a digital device implanted into the brain...
iphone displaying 'Hey Siri'
Accessible and inclusive blended learning for students with visual impairments
From AI spoken descriptions to keyboard shortcuts, there is a wealth of tools to support learners with visual impairments in using technology. CLC educator Peter Lillington explores what’s on offer...
Accessible and inclusive blended learning  – for everyone
Accessible and inclusive blended learning - for everyone
As BlendEd kicks off a new video series exploring the practical ways in which technology can support inclusive and accessible digital learning, CLC’s Peter Lillington introduces the topic. During the...

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Upcoming CPD

Introduction to Apple Teacher badges and Creativity with iPads
Introduction to Apple Teacher badges and Creativity with iPads
Get started with Apple Teacher badges and discover how Everyone can Create resources can improve engagement and quality of learning

Get started with Apple Teacher badges and discover how Everyone can Create resources can improve engagement and quality of learning in the classroom, whether in school, remote or blended.

30/09/21,
16:00
- 17:00
KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Headteachers...
New to subject leadership in primary computing: Session 1
New to subject leadership in primary computing: Session 1

This programme is designed for primary teachers who have recently taken on responsibilities and leadership for technology and computing. It will cover curriculum planning, tools and resources, methods for supporting colleagues and progression and assessment. Colleagues will be expected to attend all three sessions. The third session will be held in a school and will include classroom visits.

Further details for sessions 2 and 3 to follow:

Session 2: 9.30-11.30am Thursday 27 January (virtual)

Session 3: TBC (in person)

12/10/21,
09:30
- 11:30
KS1, KS2
Computing subject leaders, Headteachers...

Upcoming Special projects

The News Project
25/11/21,
09:30
- 14:25
KS2

Special project in collaboration with First News Education

For a third year, building on two successful previous projects, we are once again partnering with the children’s newspaper First News, fellow member of the national Making Sense of Media and News Literacy networks. This special project with a literacy, PSHE and citizenship, as well as computing focus, highlights our specialist interest in this important aspect of digital and critical literacy.

The News Project will enable participating classes from year 5 to immerse themselves in news and current affairs using First News and the Bett award-winning First News iHUB, which will be provided free of charge during the school-based part of the project over a six week period. Under the guidance of their teacher, pupils will be supported in their development as a community of fully informed news readers. Classes will test their new critical skills and knowledge in the culminating virtual celebration event which will include a news competition and team-based critical literacy and editorial activities. After the event, schools will be able to use the resources from the day in their school.

The project will launch with an introductory CPD session for teachers to set the context, demonstrate resources and to plan for the school-based activities. 

Initial CPD session - Thursday 21st October 4pm-5.00pm. 

Project work undertaken in school - October and November.

Special event - Thursday 25th November 9.30am-2.45pm.

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