February 2017 newsletter from The Learning Blog and Sally Tippett

13th February 2017

Welcome to 2017! I am sure Spring is just around the corner, and in the meantime, half term is!

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.

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Sally

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Free school network meeting

This is the third FREE Stafford Schools Computing Network Event and is invaluable to your Head of ICT or any staff member delivering or interested in ICT in Schools.

This term the event will include the following areas:

• Online Safety - a round up of the latest online safety news, updates and activities

• Sally's top 5 iPad apps - apps that I would install and use over anything else and why!

• Coding - the Bakers Dozen of teaching tips for coding to help you think about teaching coding in a whole new way

• Just2Easy - a demonstration from Just2Easy of their platform of tools with an opportunity to ask questions.

This termly event is FREE and is a great opportunity to learn from each other as well as from me.

You can book your place here

School website audit

School website audit

Does your school website meet the new updated statutory requirements? The DfE has updated what maintained schools, academies, independent schools, free schools and 16-19 colleges should publish on their website from 1st November 2016. Is all the required information in place on your website? Is it easy to locate? How does your school appear in internet search results? How clearly …

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The power behind an image

The power behind an image

The Power of the Image a report into the influence and videos in young people's lives is a brilliant publication of UK Safer Internet Centre.  This report outlines how young people use and react to images and videos online. It examines the role and influence of images and videos in young people’s digital lives and the influence this can have …

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Advertising literacy programme for 7 to 16 year olds

Advertising literacy programme for 7 to 16 year olds

New resources from Media Smart.  Young people grow up in a world of commercial messaging and there is a greater need than ever for all of us to be able to understand exactly what is being suggested, promised and sold to us. These resources are great for the classroom and there is also a parent/guardian guide that pupils can take …

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Keeping children safe in education and Ofsted’s role

Keeping children safe in education and Ofsted’s role

There is no magic formula: safeguarding children in schools is about fostering a culture where children come first. A very useful update from Ofsted, reminding schools of their role during inspection in regard to safeguarding.  Myths and tales will always abound and you may hear worrying comments from other schools and teachers. This post from Ofsted sets the record straight …

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Do you understand Instagram's terms and conditions?

Do you understand Instagram's terms and conditions?

A new report from The Children's Commissioner highlights what a minefield today's technology is for young people and it makes very interesting reading.  Something that really caught my eye was the discussion on how young people understand the terms and conditions from Instagram - in a nut shell they don't!  These ts and cs were re-written in a child friendly …

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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 …

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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.

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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!!

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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.