Category Archives: Network Learning & Communities

Leicester in Minecraft! Competition & Event

Leicester City Council’s BSF Programme is transforming the city! We are rebuilding and refurbishing 23 city schools, and working with our school communities to build better futures for all of our young people. Leicester City Council’s BSF team are taking … 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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Staff Digital Literacy Resources – call for recommendations

The DigiLit Leicester project is collecting resources to share with and support school staff in developing their practice in relation to key digital literacy areas – and we very much want your help! We are collecting recommended resources that provide … Continue reading

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Leadership Briefings: Student Digital Leaders

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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DigiLit E-Safety Pioneer Event

The team recently held an e-Safety event focusing on the E-Safety and Online Identity strand, providing an opportunity for Pioneer level staff to network with others from across the city, and to hear from Will Gardner and Gareth Cort from … Continue reading

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Open Badges lessons from October

Over the last month I have had the pleasure of attending not one, but two Mozilla events: the Mozilla Summit, which ran from the 4th – 6th October, and MozFest which took place this weekend, from the 25th – 27th … Continue reading

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DigiLit Leicester: 2013 Survey Results

  The DigiLit Leicester project is a two year collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and 23 secondary schools. Digital literacy is increasingly recognised as critical for learners to thrive within digital society. The project focuses on supporting … Continue reading

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Winning! The DigiLit Leicester Project

The core project team – Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser and Richard Hall -are all delighted the DigiLit Leicester project has been selected as one of the five winners of the Reclaim Open Learning  innovation contest, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, … Continue reading

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Open Badges Hands On Session

Following the success of the Open Badges Briefing in May, a hands-on workshop was held yesterday at De Montfort University. The focus of the session was on the practicalities of designing and creating Open Badges. As with the previous meeting, … Continue reading

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DigiLit Leicester – Secondary School Digital Literacy Framework and Survey

  The DigiLit Leicester project has been up and running for nine months now. We’ve been incredibly busy, working with 23 schools across Leicester to design and implement a digital literacy framework situated in secondary (11-18 year olds) school practice. … Continue reading

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