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Investigating SharePoint as a Learning Environment: Training

Back in December Peter Williams, Maths teacher at The City of Leicester College, embarked upon an individual innovation project to investigate the use of SharePoint (part of the Office 365 package) as an alternative Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the … Continue reading

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Making Learning LAST: an update

With the end of the school year only hours away, here in the BSF ICT office we’re busy wrapping up and updating information on a number of a our Innovation Projects. One of these is the Making Learning LAST project … Continue reading

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MP6 Final – young people politically speaking

On Friday 27 June, the final of the Member of Parliament’s 6 (MP6) political speaking competition took place at Hamilton Community College. The competition is organised by Sera Shortland, the school’s Citizenship teacher, in partnership with Rt. Hon. Keith Vaz … Continue reading

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Using Quick Key to deploy and analyse high quality diagnostic assessment items in geography

The geography department at Soar Valley College have been working together to evaluate the use of the Quick Key app for supporting formative assessment practices. Quick Key uses technology similar to optical mark recognition to speed up the process of … 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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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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