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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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OER Schools Conference Report

The OER Schools Conference – the first event of it’s kind in the UK – took place in Leicester on 29 January 2015, organised by Leicester City Council in partnership with De Montfort University. 92 attendees from 48 primary, secondary … Continue reading

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OER Schools Conference

 29 January 2015, Phoenix, Leicester Leicester City Council, in partnership with De Montfort University, are holding a free day conference focusing on finding, using, creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The event builds on the council’s recently released OER guidance and resources, … Continue reading

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Developing SharePoint as a Learning Platform: Final Report

Maths Teacher Peter Williams, from The City of Leicester College, concludes his innovation project  – an exploration SharePoint (part of the Office 365 package) as an alternative to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for the school. You can find Peter’s … Continue reading

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OER Schools Guidance

  Leicester City Council have released four guidance documents and a range of practical information to support school staff in understanding, finding, creating, and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER). The OER Schools resource packs can be downloaded from http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/openeducation. Josie Fraser … Continue reading

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e-Safety guidance for learners on the autistic spectrum

Leicester City Council and three Leicester schools supporting learners with Special Educational Needs – Ellesmere College, Nether Hall School, and West Gate School – will be working in partnership with Childnet International to provide e-safety guidance to support young people on the autistic … 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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