Monthly Archives: May 2014

Leicester In Minecraft! Young People Design New Buildings for Leicester

To coincide with our Leicester in Minecraft event, and to celebrate the building work Leicester City Council is carrying out across the city, we invited children and young people between the ages of 6-16 who live or attend school in … Continue reading

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DigiLit Leicester: Project Activities Report

The DigiLit Leicester project is a two year collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and 23 of the city’s secondary schools. The project focuses on supporting secondary school teaching and teaching support staff in developing their digital literacy … Continue reading

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Twitter for School Staff Professional Development

All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods. Web and mobile based technologies have changed the landscape for school staff … Continue reading

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Developing the Use of iPads to Support the Learning Process – An Innovation Project

Introduction One of the key ways in which the BSF ICT team support schools and staff in their professional development is through BSF ICT Innovation Funding. This funding is open to all staff, to support projects that focus on the … Continue reading

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Project Programming: An Innovation Project

Back in April we agreed a fourth round of BSF ICT Innovation Funding. One of the three school projects being supported by Leicester City Council is Project Programming from Alan Wileman, Head of ICT at English Martyrs’ Catholic School.  Staff … Continue reading

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iPad Orchestra: Reflections on Impact

Ash Field’s iPad Orchestra Project focused on the use of musical apps and light systems to enable students with special educational needs to create a piece of music. Working in partnership with creative practitioners, the children learnt about recording their … Continue reading

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Member of Parliament’s 6

Member of Parliament’s 6 (MP6) seeks to encourage collaboration and participation in politics and public speaking, using technology to build on, share and promote the existing work of Hamilton’s MP6 political speaking competition, which is open to learners aged between … Continue reading

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Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools

   Leicester City Council’s DigiLit Leicester team is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Björn Haßler, Helen Neo, and Janet Blair, who will working with us to create guidance for secondary school staff, which will introduce and promote the use … Continue reading

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Flipped Classroom Leadership Briefing

Following previous BSF ICT Leadership briefing events on Blogging and Quadblogging for schools, and Student Digital Champions programmes, we are hosting another exciting and informative free session for Leicester’s school leaders. Our briefings are free to attend, and designed to … Continue reading

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