A list of current NEN resources for 14-19 English – http://www.nen.gov.uk/
History KS2/3 – A Local Study of South Shields during WW2. The teaching programme is focused through a fictional story set over 3 generations.
The Audio Network Education Licence has been developed to provide Schools with world-class music recordings over the National Education Network and the UK’s national education broadband networks. It is hosted at London Grid for Learning and delivered to schools throughout the UK over the NEN.
Schools have FREE access to the same high-quality music resource that is used by professional film, television and media producers. Just right for ICT and digital video projects across the curriculum. Works for Primary, Secondary and FE. Ideal for vocational courses and developing a sense of the world of work.
The service enables the FREE download of Audio Network music files for use in school and college projects including ‘synchronisation’ use in audio-visual productions together with general guidance on music copyright.
Summary of benefits
Ease of use: digital and on-line over the education broadband networks. Standard file type.
Free: school and connected college users do not have to pay.
Choice: huge range of types of music.
Quality: industry quality recordings.
Clean: no viruses…non pop-up advertising.
Legal: all rights cleared for education use in school/college.
Creative Licence: resources can be used creatively.
Restrictions: can’t be distributed or performed outside school/college or on the WWW without additional licences…but…
Additional licences: provide a one-step process for public performance/distribution.
Curriculum relevance: meets the needs of e-learning and ‘Harnessing the Technology’ and supports many areas of the curriculum in Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education.
Examinations: meets requriements of examinations and the new generation of e-assessment.
World of work: uses industry procedures and supports of vocational courses.
Audio Network in the Classroom
Teachers from all Key Stages in Hounslow schools have developed a series of exemplar lessons on using Audio Network across the curriculum – not only Music but also Literacy, Personal and Social Education and ICT, as well as looking at the use of AN files for classroom and behaviour management.
Videos, worksheets and lots of good creative ideas
Barnaby and Belinda Bear
This is a colourful interactive resource containing curriculum-linked activities for children in Reception and Year 1 classes .
Battle of the Somme
Old Vic, New Voices
Under Kevin Spacey’s direction, the Old Vic Education section has employed professional directors, writers and actors to work with pupils and students from South London schools on a variety of projects to encourage them to think about the creative use of drama in other subjects. The first project was a joint collaboration with the Imperial War Museum around the theme of the first day of the battle of the Somme in 1916.
The topics covered include Signing up, Women at Home, Training, the Battle, Back Home and Consequences.
the web-site includes six easy to followlesson plans for 13 to 18 year olds. the emphasis is on using drama techniques to encourage debate. Each lesson plan focuses on key issues relating to the battle of the Somme and contains scenes filmed during the performance. all of the learning materials are designed to encourage teachers to replicate the project as a Drama in History project in their own school.
Celebrating Language has a number of aims:
To use e-learning to raise awareness of and celebrate the diversity of language and cultures in this region.
To promote an appreciation of language in both written and spoken forms.
To exploit broadband and multimedia technologies so that learners can share a rich set of resources from across the region.
To provide a unique resource for schools that links with many aspects of the curriculum – RE, Geography, PSHE, Art, MFL, English.
To provide a database of language, including words common to many languages , accessible through ICT tools.
The Digital Storytelling site is a place where learners can publish video and animations. It is similar to YouTube. However, all videos and animations and any comments added to published materials are viewed by an administrator before publication thus ensuring that the site is free from inappropriate material.
CookIt is more than an online recipe book. Learners can submit their own recipes, watch short videocast programmes, find out about food in the past and link recipes to festivals and seasons.
This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.
Downloadable resources to support work in the Foundation Stage including worksheets, activities, photographs and videos. Includes ICT scheme of work for foundation stage.
FlashMeeting is an application based on the Adobe Flash ‘plug in’ and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server. The ‘booker’ passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.
During the meeting one person speaks (i.e. broadcasts) at a time. Other people can simultaneously contribute using text chat, the whiteboard, or emoticons etc. while waiting for their turn to speak. This way the meeting is ordered, controlled and easy to follow. A replay of the meeting is instantly available, to those with the ‘unique’ replay url.
FlashMeeting users belong to one of three account types; Guest, Sign In and Booker.
Explore Imagine, a website showcasing 15,000
images of objects and paintings celebrating North East culture.
An original dairy from World War One, made available by Tyne and Wear Archives. The resource includes the diary, transcripts, support materials and activities.
An online service to support the development of information skills. Students can find resources to help with a range of learning including, using the Internet, recognising the reliability of information, reading the media and visual literacy.
Football themed resources providing stimulus for whole class introductions, individual short tasks to be completed at the computer and longer tasks to be completed away from the computer.
Minds Under Stress – National Theatre Hamlet resources launch now available on NEN
The NEN is proud to announce the launch of the brand new 2011 National Theatre production Hamlet teacher resources. LGfL has worked in partnership with the National Theatre to bring these outstanding collection of teacher resources featuring high quality video and interactive whiteboard resources and teacher guidance material.
The resource explores the theme ‘Minds Under Stress’ focusing on five key moments in the play:
1) Act 1 scene 2 – Hamlet’s soliloquy ‘O that this too solid flesh would melt’
2) Act 2 scene 2 – Hamlet’s soliloquy ‘O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!’
3) Act 3 scene 1 – Hamlet’s soliloquy ‘To be, or not to be – that is the question;’
4) Act 3 scene 1 – Ophelia’s speech ‘O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!’
5) Act 4 scene 5 – Ophelia’s mad scene.
The resource is aimed at A-Level students in the UK. It has been constructed to offer a platform for discussion and language analysis for teachers and students exploring Hamlet.
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends is for pupils, teachers and all those who enjoy stories and storytelling. The British Isles is rich in myths, folktales and legends. Almost every town, city and village in Britain has its own special story, be it a Celtic legend, Dark Age mystery, strange happening or fable.
A collection of high quality images, sound and video files that can be repurposed by teachers and students. All materials can be used for educational, not for profit activities.
Registered users can also upload images, sound and video files to the Gallery for use by other members of the educational community.
NEN National Theatre resources from Peter Halls’ production of Twelfth Night
The resource offers exclusive performance extracts from the National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night, directed by Sir Peter Hall.
The National Theatre’s Twelfth Night teaching resource has been constructed to offer a platform for discussion and language analysis for teachers and students exploring the recent South Bank production theme of ‘love’ in the play.
This resource is designed to support A-Level English Classes approaching the AQA A2 exam.
Specifically focusing on the AQA Unit 3 ‘Love through the Ages’; all discussion questions primarily focus on this area as well as examining the wider themes of the play as a whole. Questions relate to having an informed response to the text, understanding how form, structure and language shape meaning and understanding the significance of contexts.
LGfL Content Manager Bob Usher said ‘We are delighted to be able to offer this unique resource in partnership with the National Theatre. This resource follows on from the January 2011 launch of the National Theatre Hamlet resource – which hasve seen consistent growing use across London schools in the lead up to the examination season. The simple format, presenting relevant resources with outstanding video excerpts is a winning combination and we look forward to working with the National Theatre to develop further resources for LGfL NEN connected schools.’
C Day Lewis’ 1936 poem read over contemporary newsreel footage.
Produced to show the potential of the Pathe archive to support understanding of the interplay between 20th century arts and news-media. Also provides insight into public attitudes during the build up to WWII.
Contains a useful article on copyright issues.
On Line On Track
OLOT is resources to support excluded 13-17 year olds from various ethnic backgrounds.
The OLOT website brings a wide range of dynamic learning resources appropriate to the needs of the age group, with an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and music. It was developed by 3T in collaboration with the London Grid for Learning
Activities for becoming an effective learner and managing your own learning. The site is divided into three age groups: 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18-year-olds; and four headings – Get, Understand, Remember and Do. Includes notes for teachers, parents/carers and students.
The NEN weather stations site, with live and archived online data from weather stations across the country
West Somerset Railway
This website covers various areas related to the West Somerset Railway. Sections include: Let’s investigate, the railway trail, evacuation, interactive requirements, activities, and a brief history of West Somerset Railway.
Xeno (providing on-line learning and support for young people and those caring for them)
Xeno is a co-operative venture for members of SEGfL and Uniservity. We are building a ‘virtual learning community’ of professionals and young people that enables resources to be jointly developed and encourages co-operative learning.
‘Personalised learning’ will put the learner at the centre of provision and give every child access to online tools. Xeno is an online environment that will act as a virtual school for children who are disconnected from normal schooling. Schools and local authorities generally struggle to maintain levels of achievement with these groups and research recommends catch-up support and independent/individual learning opportunities out of school. SEGfL proposes to facilitate the combination of local authority efforts so that resources can be jointly developed or procured, good practice can be shared and children can store and retrieve their work and learning records
Xeno will become a focal point of opportunity for pupils going in and out of mainstream education and an opportunity for local authorities to support their own pupils but also to contribute towards the whole in terms of content, materials and staffing. It will be of particular interest to staff and children in pupil referral units, hospital and home tuition services, young offenders’ institutions, teenage parents’ units, young carers’ organisations, home education organisations and looked after children’s services as it will create a virtual community for these, often isolated, professionals. It could also be used by schools to support pupils that are temporarily excluded.
Through its partnership with Uniservity and using the cLc, Xeno will work closely with the relevant professionals to provide:
• Learning Platform functionality with secure, remote access and online storage.
• Links to a wide range of resources to provide curriculum materials, including the internet.
• Links to schemes of work that can guide students through a variety of curriculum objectives.
• Provision of an e-Portfolio that can be stored, updated and retrieved.
• Personal space for students to store and retrieve their work.
• Interaction with tutors (issue tasks, hand-in work, feedback grades and comments).
• Dialogue with tutors (leave questions and get answers).
• Dialogue with other students (a virtual school community).
• All in a safe, secure, on-line environment.