Archive for December, 2007

More Christmas Websites

12 December 2007

This year there seems to be more Christmas websites than ever before. Festive ICT resources can be found in the Christmas Section at Topicbox and on the Kent website including the great build a snowman activity. In addition i-board have made some Christmas resources freely available.

From around the other blogs ICT nuggets discusses tracking santa with www.noradsanta.org/ 

There are more great Christmas resources from Spencer on the Banes ICT Blog and also on the Bristol Blog where Keith excels himself with Elfyourself! (LOL!). Also don’t forget the ever popular www.northpole.com  as mentioned here last year.    

Finally all subscribers to Ictopus will be able to download the sharing good practice resources.

Sorry if that is information overload or if I haven’t mentioned your blog or resources. Have a great Christmas from all at Primary Nuggets!

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Internet Safety

7 December 2007

Thanks to David at the SWGfL for the following message:

With Christmas fast approaching, many parents will be buying computers, laptops, mobiles or gaming consoles for their children.  CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) are launching a campaign to raise parent’s awareness to some of the risks and issues associated with the Internet and online environments to make their children’s use of the amazing opportunities presented by the Internet inherently safer.  

The following article and resources from the SWGfL encourages schools to raise awareness with their parents via:

  •  The flash banner, which can be downloaded and published on a schools own website, promoting the campaign and linking to the new CEOP site.

  • School newsletters. Schools are encouraged to include (copy and paste) the article in any newsletter to be sent out. 

The aim is to encourage parents to think about safeguarding any purchase and also to visit: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/presents/ to obtain more information and subscribe to security bulletins.

Evidently the message is really important to promote and having ready made resources helps the process and will make a significant difference.

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Christmas is Coming!

6 December 2007

Now that December is here and we can officially turn our thoughts to Christmas, why not take this opportunity to add some festive entries to the new SWGfL Media Gallery. Get you pupils creating their own festive images using collage and scanners, digital cameras or graphics software and upload them to the Festivals and Celebrations area of the gallery. Not onle could you win a Digital Movie Creator (DCM3) for your school, but your images could be added to the SWGfL Postroom to be sent as e-cards.

Chrstmas Baubles

Full Competition Details here.