Author Archives: Lucy Atkins

DigiLit Leicester Celebration Event

On Thursday 11 September, the DigiLit Leicester team hosted an event to showcase and celebrate the ambitious work carried out by the project team and participating schools over the last two years. The evening was a great opportunity for staff from schools … Continue reading

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DigiLit Leicester: 2014 Survey Results

The DigiLit Leicester project is a two year collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and 23 secondary and SEN schools. Leicester’s secondary schools collectively support approximately 20,270 learners each year, the majority of which are between 11 and … Continue reading

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Leadership Briefings: Flipped Classroom

The DigiLit Leicester team are currently running a series of briefings for school leaders. The briefings are designed to ensure school leaders are aware of and up to date with current, effective approaches to using technology to support learning, teaching … Continue reading

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Developing Digital Literacy CPD sessions at Babington Community College

In January, Babington Community College began a BSF ICT Innovation Project which aimed to raise awareness of the web-based tools and services available for supporting teaching and learning. Martin Corbishley, the school’s Computing Subject Leader, set out to achieve this through … 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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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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iPad Orchestra: An Innovation Project

On Friday 14 March, Ash Field Academy treated an audience of pupils, staff and family to a performance of their iPad Orchestra. The project, funded as a Leicester City Council BSF ICT Innovation project, was started in January and has … Continue reading

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TeachMeet Leicester Digital Literacy #TMDL14

TeachMeet Digital Literacy 2014 from Josie Fraser   This week we held a TeachMeet in collaboration with VESA (the Vocational Education Support Agency). Hosted at Crown Hills Community College on 18th March, the evening was an opportunity for educators from … Continue reading

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Leadership Briefings: Blogging and Quadblogging

The DigiLit Leicester team are currently running a series of briefings for school leaders. The briefings are designed to ensure school leaders are aware of and up to date with current, effective approaches to using technology to support learning, teaching … Continue reading

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