Archive for September, 2011

Art Skills for Teachers

27 September 2011

This is a wonderful online art skills resource aimed at teachers brought to you via LGfL through the NEN. It is targeted at the non specialists and aims to offer simple, yet highly effective, ideas and techniques that both teachers and children can feel confident at trying both at school and at home. http://artskills.lgfl.org.uk/

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Back to School E Safety Resources

13 September 2011

Insafe has launched it’s Back to School campaign with some excellent resources. This year the gift package for teachers includes a quiz for pupils to complete, lesson plans, an update on Facebook’s new privacy settings, and an eSafety PowerPoint presentation which can be used to raise the issues with other members of staff at school: http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/backtoschool

The TDA in collaboration with Childnet have announced the launch of an online resource for trainee teachers and NQTs. The site is designed to support trainee teachers and NQTs in their personal use of social networking services, keeping themselves, their students, and their job safe: www.childnet-int.org/kia/traineeteachers/

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Bridging the Digital Divide Between Generations

6 September 2011

BT has announced that the second round of its BT Rangers Awards for both Schools and Individuals is now open for applications.  Through the awards, BT is looking for the most dedicated young internet teachers  as well as schools who make special efforts to help bridge the digital divide between generations in their communities. The BT Internet Rangers Student Awards scheme is looking for young people in the UK aged up to 16 years old, who have taught an older person or group basic computer and internet skills.  Through the Internet Rangers School Awards  BT will recognise the best school or group of schools that has helped older people make the most of the internet.  Through the Student Awards four national winners will each receive £100 worth of IT vouchers and an Ipad. And  one overall winner will receive an additional £100 of vouchers.  Through the Schools Award, the winning school will receive a cash prize £4,000 and two runner-up schools will each receive a cash prize of £2,500. For more details click here.

Applications for both Awards must be submitted by 5pm on 24th October 2011.