May 2010 - Posts
The project is a wonderful opportunity for pupils to view live video of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitats.
Watch out for Puffins leaving and entering their burrows, rafting in groups just off shore and, later in the season, bringing fish home for their growing chicks.
This summer pupils in schools across the Sout-East region will have the opportunity to web conference and talk to Jen Stockdale, The Alderney Wildlife Trust Bird Research and Conservation expert.
What is happening on Alderney this spring/summer?
February - Puffins return to the Channel Islands from their winter feeding
March - Rafts of Puffins start forming near Burhou, occasional Puffins
Early April - Puffins start coming ashore in small numbers to check out
potential nest sites
Late April/Early May - Puffins numbers start rapidly increasing on the
island during the first week, puffin eggs laid
End May/First week of June - Pufflings hatch
June 3rd - Ask an Expert session based on Pufflings
June/July - Rearing of Pufflings, keeping the family fed.
July 8th - Ask an expert session about problems Puffins face
End July/ early August - Puffins depart
For full details about the project and the planned summer programme click here
or e-mail: email@example.com
Nicola is presently looking after Puffin Cam on behalf of SEGfL and Alderney Wildlife Trust
The KLZ ASK Demo site is now even more colourful than it was before!
(You will be asked to login using your KLZ details to view)
There are still several free hands on KLZ workshops going on around Kent and it is not too late to book a place on them. The next ones will take place in:
The workshops are a quick and easy way for you to create your school sites.
Please contact Mandy to book a place or to find out more (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Kent schools and settings e-safety policy and guidance has been updated for 2010 to reflect the changes in technology and practice within schools and settings.
All schools and settings need to understand the significance of e-safety within the 2009 Ofsted inspection framework, which highlights the importance of safeguarding, including e-safety in helping children learn and achieve to the best of their abilities and to stay safe.
The updated 2010 e-safety policy guidance and template builds upon the foundations laid by previous editions and incorporates new content and materials that schools and other settings may find useful when writing and reviewing e-safety policies.
It is essential that schools and settings are aware of both the benefits and the risks of using new technology for students, staff and the wider community. The 2010 guidance document now has a specific section regarding the use of social media tools as an establishment. We strongly recommend that all schools and settings read and carefully consider the information and advice discussed before using externally controlled online tools, such as social networking, as a communication method. Schools and settings can also consult with the e-safety officer to discuss ideas and options.
New content includes:
- An updated incident flow chart for e-safety incidents (including a handy customisable poster version to use in staffrooms etc)
- New information about Kent Police procedures
- Sections added regarding cyberbullying and learning platforms
- Data security considerations
- Discussion regarding use of social media tools as an establishment
- Updated audit tools, contact information, notes on the legal framework and references to useful materials
The documents are available to download electronically at www.kenttrustweb.org.uk?esafety
The policy template is also available as an online collaboration tool at www.policy.e-safety.org.uk
The online policy generator is an interactive tool which enables Schools to prepare their e-safety policy online by selecting and amending statements from the Kent policy template bank as well adding their own statements to create a personalised and appropriate policy. It is strongly recommended that all stakeholders should be actively involved in using this tool to collaboratively create an appropriate e-Safety policy for their establishment.
Hard copies of the documents will be sent to Kent headteachers and chairs of governors shortly, along with an accompanying letter and e-safety checklist which will be used to help inform and plan Kent’s e-safety approach in the future.
For more information about e-safety visit www.kenttrustweb.org.uk?esafety or contact Rebecca Avery, e-safety officer.
- Rebecca Avery, e-Safety Officer, Digital Curriculum Team. Tel: 01622 221469 Email: Rebecca Avery.
New interactive game ‘Enchanted Palace’ brings Kensington Palace alive for young online generation
You’re at Kensington Palace, but something tells you you’re not in 2010 anymore...
Developed by digital production agency Kanoti, the game Enchanted Palace has been designed to complement the visitor experience of the same name showing at Kensington Palace until 2012. The game is intended to attract children at Key Stage 2 level (aged 7 to 11) as part of an initiative to transform Kensington Palace into “a palace for everyone”.
Transported through a mysterious portal to the past, players of Enchanted Palace need to use all their skill and imagination to explore Kensington Palace throughout the ages and return to the present day.
Inspired by actual rooms in the palace, the game is a colourful journey through time where players meet and interact with Kensington’s former residents to solve puzzles in each room.
The game is entirely free to use, carries no chat facilities and is non-commercial. Visit www.enchantedpalace.org and discover if you are up to the challenge.
Some people may find the Smart Exchange website useful http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html. You can download ready made Smart Board resources to use or adapt with your class. You can search by subject e.g maths or by most downloaded or recommended. If you have created your own resource, why not upload it for others to use.
The Thanet ITN meeting tonight (Wednesday 5th May) has been moved to St.Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Margate instead of Cliftonville as originally planned.
09:30 - 14:30 at Northwood Hill, Cooling near Rochester on Friday June 18th 2010
Part of the Kent Bird Watch 2010 project this activity is open to all Kent Schools.
The activity day is a wonderful opportunity for six gifted and talented young scientists to visit the nature reserve at Northwood Hill and work alongside RSPB Education Staff. Planned activities will include:
***Observing Birds**** **Pond dipping** **Searching for minibeasts**
**Checking Water Quality** **Adaptation Games** **2 and 3-D Art Workshops**
Our school would like to take part?
Please read the attached flier and return the enclosed booking form by Monday 17th June 2010. Places are limited (maximum 10 schools) so book early to avoid disappointment.
Northwood Hill Key Stage 2 Nature Detectives flier and booking form
For more information contact:
Phil Bracegirdle - ASK ICT Hands on Support Consultant E-mail: email@example.com :