November newsletter from The Learning Blog

3rd November 2016

Welcome to the second newsletter of this year. I hope you are all well and getting used to the increasingly darker nights....first bonfire night, then Christmas, how quickly the year has gone!

If you would like to forward this newsletter to a collegue or friend, please do, happy always to see new subscribers to the blog, really makes keeping this blog worthwhile and enjoyable to have so many readers.

Subscribe to The Learning Blog Newsletter

Sally

---
Primary Computing Framework

Primary Computing Framework

Good news! The Primary Computing Framework has been updated with new and improved resources. This is now available for purchase and provided as a downloadable zipped folder containing:

• A guide to what the Computing Curriculum means in a primary school

• The Primary Computing Framework in both Word and PDF versions, covering Reception to Year 6

• All resources files Assessment and …

Read more.

---
45 Amazingly Creative Repurposed Cereal Box Projects - DIY & Crafts

45 Amazingly Creative Repurposed Cereal Box Projects - DIY & Crafts

Just because everyone has a cereal box lying around!  45 Amazingly Creative Re purposed Cereal Box Projects.

Read more.

---
Education gifts - Christmas browsing

Educational gifts - Christmas browsing

Thinking about Christmas?  Of course you are, somewhere deep down!  If you need some inspiration for good quality educational gifts, then have a look at this round up by The Telegraph, some on here that even I would like!  Particularly like the look of the Thames and Kosmos Electronics Learning Circuits, but then again also like the Vtech Gadget the Learning Robot! …

Read more.

---
Pupil internet survey

Pupil internet survey

In preparation for Safer Internet Day on February 7th 2017 schools are being invited to take part in a pupil internet use survey.  This is an initiative from Naace’s partner Catshill Learning Partnerships. Pupil Internet Use Survey Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in a national survey of internet use by pupils when at home.  Brett …

Read more.

---
Primary School Digital Leaders programme from Childnet

Primary School Digital Leaders programme from Childnet

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme for primary schools will meet so many needs in the primary school and classroom.  This brilliant initiative will inspire and empower young people to take the lead in championing positive use of technology in their school or community. This great platform will allow young people to: Become an e-safety expert through training & support Make …

Read more.

---
Brilliant updates for Book Creator

Brilliant updates for Book Creator

The latest update to Book Creator is now available.  The improvements include: support for sharing audio, video, image and text straight into Book Creator from other apps sharing works from Google Drive, Dropbox, the Photos app, iMovie save iPhotos or videos directly onto the app you can now share songs from GarageBand into Book Creator updated design for the Add item …

Read more.

---

Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar review

I have been trying out the Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar.  The first thing I noticed was that you need LOTS of room to play with this colourful fellow!  Each forward segment moves around 90cm from his starting position and he turns in quite a large arc.  This video shows the Pillar with: one forward segment two 90° turn segments one forward segment https://vimeo.com/182530047 …

Read more.

---

Robotics and STEM workshops

I am in the process of developing a robotics and STEM workshop which will be aimed at pupils, but with the opportunity for you to take part so that you can develop your own knowledge of the activities you can do and the range of kits and tools that are available.  This will give you the time to evaluate how your pupils interact and work with these tools.  If this is something you think you might be interested in, then register your interest and I will send you the details once they are finalised.

Register your interest for the pupil workshops here

---

In school support

Helping you to deliver an exciting and creative curriculum with technology. Inspiring both your students and you! With 25 years’ experience as a primary teacher and Local Authority Adviser, I am an accredited assessor for both the ICT Mark and 360 Degree Safe and a Naace Delivery Partner.

Read more.

---

Join me on my Facebook page

Just to let you know that I have just set up a Facebook page to share quick news snippets and useful info with you, if you use FB then it might be a handy page to like!!

---

Thanks for reading!  I hope you found it useful and look forward to catching up with you again soon.  Please do get in touch if you have any questions.