Tag Archives: Leicester

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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Introducing the Open Schools Network

At the end of the 2014/2015 school year, the DigiLit Leicester project put out an open call to all schools in the Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme to participate in a new collaborative open schools … Continue reading

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Digital Art for Schools

On Friday 12 June, a group of art teachers from six city secondary schools met at Interact Labs (based in Leicester’s Phoenix Arts Center) to find out more about digital art. From work with low-resolution computer screens and black-and-white pen … 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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Making Learning Last: final report

As part of their BSF ICT Making Learning Last Innovation Project, Beaumont Leys School has been using classroom observation technology to look at three issues: supporting self and peer observation and reflection for Newly Qualified Teachers (NTQs) and new teachers; … Continue reading

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Learning at Home and in the Hospital

Learning at Home and at the Hospital – LeHo project explained from European Distance and E-Learning Network   Learning at Home and in the Hospital (LeHo), is an open education project sponsored by the European Commission, designed to ensure young … Continue reading

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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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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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