Tag Archives: digital literacy

City-wide school staff digital literacy network

  Just before Christmas 2015, we launched a call to secondary and special education schools across the city to participate in a new peer led network, designed to focus supporting school staff digital literacy and CPD. The network builds on the … Continue reading

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TEDx Leicester – Open and Connected Learning: Transforming School Practice

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the first ever TEDx Leicester. I looked at why open and connected learning is a critical priority for the schools sector, and looked at some of the exciting work taking place … Continue reading

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Developing a digital literacy framework

Supporting Staff Development in Digital Literacy: The DigiLit Leicester Project from DigiLit Leicester Lucy Atkins and I delivered a workshop at the Association for Learning Technology annual conference, ALT-C 2014, looking at staff digital literacy. We used the DigiLit Leicester Framework strands, descriptors … 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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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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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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TeachMeet Digital Literacy #TMDL14

  The DigiLit Leicester team are working with VESA to host a TeachMeet at one of our newest Building Schools for the Future schools – Crown Hills Community College, in March. The TeachMeet focuses on digital literacy, linking to the work the team have been developing with … Continue reading

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Leicester BSF ICT School Innovation Awards

The recent DigiLit Leicester survey results indicate Leicester’s 23 BSF schools have high levels of confidence in the effective and creative use of technology to support learners and learning, as well as significant numbers of staff who are not currently … 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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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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