November 2009 - Posts
Kent ICT and SEGfL are pleased to announce, effective immediately, the purchase of a new schools' licence for access to the re-vamped British Pathé Archives. Powerful search routines make finding resources from within the 3,500 hours of films or 12 million stills a simple process.
New features include a useful, free workspace to assemble and annotate your own collections, whether at home or school. These can be shared and replayed anywhere, with a neat feature for sharing the url via email or embedding the link in a learning platform. Downloading selected films to a SEGfL connected terminal (Kent schools on the KCN broadband) is now rapid and, as previously, material may be edited and used in school for education purposes. Pupil-generated material using Pathé resources may now be retained in perpetuity.
Seventy-five years of digital history make this an appealing resource for any number of curriculum areas. Why not join the SEGfL SPOT debate at www.segfl.org.uk/spot to share your lesson ideas and find links to support materials and project examples?
Chris Davison, SEGfL
Mandy Barrow Kent ICT
Many thanks to Alexandra Chapman from Hartsdown Technology College, Margate, for producing this excellent end-of-term PowerPoint quiz, and sharing it with us.
The Geography Christmas quiz takes about an hour to complete, so you may wish to move answer slides to the end of each round if you have shorter lessons and wish to "mark as you go". Click on the snowman (both on the questions or the answers) to take you back to a menu of the various rounds.
There are 16 rounds: 1.Name the personality 2.Name the movie 3.Entertainment 4.World Capitals 5.Name the country 6.Name the team 7.Sport 8.In the News 9.Geofacts 10.Higher or Lower 11.Bling that Thing 12.Who's who? 13.Christmas round 14.Food 15.Song Lyrics 16.GeoAnagrams
Click here to download the Geography Christmas Quiz PowerPoint
The Primary ICT Team are looking at adding a PE section to the Kent ICT website. Some useful resources have already been identified but if you have any examples of ideas using ICT and PE or websites you use to help plan or teach PE, please let us know and we can add them to the site in the near future.
Also with the World Cup 2010 and 2012 Olympics fast approaching, any resources you have developed and wish to share based around these themes to support Literacy, Maths or any other cross curricular subject would be gratefully received not just by us but also by the thousands of people around the world that use this site. Thank you
Kent Primary ICT Team
World Wide Weather Watch is now taking place until the 20th November.
Why not join in details at..http://microsites2.segfl.org.uk/view_page.php?id=1745
BBC World Class is working with our partners the British Council in
the build up to the UN Climate Change Conference,
Copenhagen, 7-18 December.
Schools everywhere can share their views with the Climate Change Interactive.
Ask your class to answer four questions:
us about the extreme weather where you live. If you have been in
storms, floods, droughts, heatwaves, or other extreme weather, tell us
- Have you ever missed school because of extreme weather? Tell us what happened.
- Do you think you are affected by climate change? If yes, how?
- Whose job is it to look after the natural world?
For further details see link
Following the very successful South East Grid for Learning Nature Watch 2010 Conference Teachers and Educational Providers have the opportunity next month to take part in a “live” web conference with the conference presenters.
Two sessions chaired by Andrew Webster (Medway LEA) will be taking place from 09:30 – 10.30 and 11:00 - 12:00 on Tuesday 1st December 2009. These sessions are an opportunity to ask questions about the Nature Watch projects taking place across the region and specific questions about how teachers and pupils can use ICT to enhance learning outside the classroom.
Interested in taking part? Click here to download booking form.All booking forms must be returned to:Chris Davison (SEGFL Projects Officer) email@example.com by Friday 27th November 2009
Why not try the Kent ICT Virtual Fireworks page, [ www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/festivals/fireworks/ ].
These resources include word banks to support creative writing. Plus links to further information about The Gun Powder Plot.
The NEN and Becta have organised a challenge for young reporters and film-makers (10 to 18). Full details and a downloadable poster are on the SEGfL website:
Have your students got what it takes to be a Next Generation Learning LIVE! Reporter? Are you a budding news hound? Would you like to win a new laptop PC and
a year's free internet access? If this is you, enter the Next Generation Learning LIVE! Reporter Competition. Simply send your news reports to the National Education Network website and you could be invited to attend the 2010 BETT show in London reporting on all that is new and exciting in the world of technology in
schools and collecting your prizes. Entries must be received by November 30th 2009.