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Wondering how you can use your mobile devices on an educational visit?

In our one day CPD event, we aim to provide inspiration for teachers who want to explore the potential to use iPads to support cross-curricular English and Computing activities. by making use of an educational visit to inspire student writing and creative storytelling.Participants will select from a series of "missions" aimed at developing your iPad skills in KS1 & KS2.  Every mission seeks to unleash your creativity and provide you with inspirational ideas for activities you can run with your own class both during and after a visit to Beamish.


 Join us at Beamish Museum 
 4th of  July  9:00 -16:00  

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Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 3 months ago
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Early Years & Childcare 3 months ago
Julie Harrison and 4 others have joined the group Childminder Training Group 3 months ago
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Primary NQTs 2016-17 3 months ago
Julie Harrison and 13 others have joined the group EYFS and KS1 NQTs 2016-17 3 months ago
Allyson Eden and 54 others have joined the group SENCO Group 6 months ago
Loki Gaard and 88 others have joined the group Primary IT Coordinators 10 months ago
Jane Adamson posted a new announcement11 months ago

Computing Leads meeting 21 September new room at Monkwearmouth 4 - 5

We are sending out this reminder for our meeting this Thursday. The focus of this meeting is robots. We hope to see you there. Come to reception and...

Primary IT Coordinators

Want to share media online?

We have recently installed a streaming media server which you can access via the network. It will allow you to upload mutimedia content that can be made available to students in your school.

View it as a kind of YouTube for Sunderland schools with a lot of extra features that will really help in using rich media content in your lessons.

Not only does the system allow you to upload videos, but it also allows you to tag specific sections of videos to create lesson playlists. These can be shared with other teachers via the system.

Missed a great programme on TV last night that would have been great to use in your lesson?

Don't worry because the media server captured it.

We are currently recording the last seven days of most major freeview channels and you can transfer any programme to the system with the click of a button. The programme will then be available on the system for you to bookmark and use in your lesson. In order to access this feature your school must have a CLA licence in place

The system can also create slideshows from photo collections too.

If you want ot have a username and password setup for your school please contact us

Tunstall Hills Protection Group Schools' Competition

Tunstall Hills Protection Group are running a competition for schools. You could:-

  • Take a photo 
  • Paint or draw a picture
  • Write a short story or poem

all about Tunstall Hills

The competition is open to all children between 7-16 and will be divided into primary and secondary school age groups in each category a £50 prize will be awarded to the winner and £10 to a runner up in each category and age group.

Read more: Tunstall Hills Protection Group Schools' Competition

YOUR HEALTH

your_health'Your Health' is the brand in Sunderland for improving communications to young people and their families in relation to key health messages (around drugs, alcohol, sexual health, bullying, mental health, healthy lifestyles, smoking, sun and sunbed safety and more...).  This work was initiated by the Children's Trust and will link to improving key health outcomes around Risk and Resilience.

 

A dedicated website www.yourhealthsunderland.com will offer 15-24 year olds:

Read more: YOUR HEALTH

E-Safety Training For All Schools

tukLogoNot many people are aware that Sunderland is the most connected city in the country and that if Facebook - currently the third biggest country in the world - had a capital city it would be us too. Young people's involvement in using the web as a communication tool can present fantastic opportunities for collaboration and learning.
It can also present challenges to those young people who are not aware of how to stay safe online.

Read more: E-Safety Training For All Schools

Watch this Learning Space!

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Learning Space is a new development of the VLE with advanced functionality.

All of the features from the existing system are there along with a more user friendly customisable interface and useful built in applications that allow you to perform basic tasks like word processing without having to have special software installed on your system.
If you would like to test the new interface with students at your school click here

Anti Bullying Children's Conference 2016

This year's Anti-Bullying conferences are in full swing. So far we have visited Farringdon on Monday and St Aidans today. 

So far, visited by around 160 learners from schools in the West & East locality - The theme of this years conference is "Don't be a bystander be a power for good"  

 

The "Risk Factor" keynote was delivered by Mark Lloyd from Knetic Education with the aim of empowering children and young peopla to take responsibility for their online behavour and encourage them to help their friends to evaluate and minimise the riske they take online. Workshops were also delivered to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation and the problems faced by adults with learning difficlulties. The conference goers were also offered the chance to become the "Risk Factor" judges in the photobooth.

Schools were offered the opportunity to enter a competition win an iPad by submitting and anti-bullying poem and the yongsters were challenged to take over a notice board in school to raise awareness of new apps and how to use them safely. 

 

Pictures from the conferences can be seen below.

Read more: Anti Bullying Children's Conference 2016