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Online workshop – Getting started with scratch

Thursday  18th September 2014 The role of programming in ICT has been a key focus over the past few months with the previous Education Secretary, Michael Gove, firmly backing ‘coding’ in the ICT curriculum. This online session will introduce delegates to the freely-available software program that can be used to create games, animations and applications. […]

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Getting started with video conferencing – Online session – 10th September

August 15th, 2013 by Andrew

Getting started with vc al

Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other.
Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending lots of money. As a minimum all you need is  a web cam with microphone and speakers connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this you can use the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.

This FREE to YHGfL member schools session will look at the use of Video conferencing in the classroom, what you need, setting up for a session and example projects. We will also look at the various content providers you can book for your sessions as well as using it as a collaboration tool between schools.

The session is designed for those wanting to get started with the technology or just investigating its potential.

Starting at 16:00, the session will last approximately 45 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do just let us know and one of the team will happily contact you to run a quick test session with you first.

To book a place on this session click HERE

 

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Museum of London videoconferencing sessions 2013-2014

July 22nd, 2013 by Andrew

Museum of London videoconferencing sessions 2013-2014

Museum of london logo

The Museum of London are now taking videoconferencing bookings for the 2013-2014 academic year.

They offer videoconferencing sessions for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. Each session allows pupils to interact with characters or educators from the Museum of London and investigate objects from their collection via a television screen or interactive whiteboard.

Details of the full range of videoconferencing sessions and how to book are available from:

http://vccontentdirectory.ja.net/content-providers/museum-of-london

For all general enquires please email videoconferencing(at)museumoflondon.org.uk or Tel: 020 7814 5574.

Give your pupils a different view of history with a Museum of London videoconferencing session!

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Don’t Miss YHGfL & Leeds Conference!

June 7th, 2013 by Clare

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Posted in Anti-Bullying, CPD, eSafeguarding, eSafety, Handhelds, News, Seminars, Support, Technology in Schools, Training and Events, yhgfl, YHGFL Events | No Comments »

Getting started with video conferencing – Free Online session

April 30th, 2013 by Andrew

Space still available on:  02/05/2013 starting at 16:00

Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other.

Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending lots of money. As a minimum all you need is  a web cam with microphone and speakers connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this you can use the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.

This session will look at the use of Video conferencing in the classroom, what you need, setting up for a session and example projects. We will also look at the various content providers you can book for your sessions as well as using it as a collaboration tool between schools.

The session is designed for those wanting to get started with the technology or just investigating its potential.

Starting at 16:00, the session will last approximately 45 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do just let us know and one of the team will happily contact you to run a quick test session with you first.

To book for this session click HERE

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A couple of places still available – VC with David Webb – 4th March

February 26th, 2013 by Andrew

meet David Webb

A couple of places still available: Act quickly

YHGfL are marking book week this year by giving schools the fantastic opportunity to take part in a video conference session with the author David Webb (see http://www.david-webb.info/). David will be running a range of sessions tailored to the group of children involved with plenty of opportunities to discuss his work, ask him questions about his books and what it’s like to be an author. Maybe your children  could read some of their work to him.  If you and your pupils would like the opportunity to meet David we now have a very limited number of slots available – book now to avoid disappointment!

To take part in this  video conference you will need as a minimum a web cam with microphone and a speaker set connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this we will be using the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.  We can also connect to schools registered with JVCS on their usual video conferencing system or PVX software. YHGfL and some LAs also have systems that can be loaned out if necessary.

Click HERE for further and booking information.

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Space still available -Getting started with video conferencing – Online sessions

February 6th, 2013 by Andrew

Thursday 7 February 2013,  16.00 online

janet desktop
Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other.

Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending lots of money. As a minimum all you need is a web cam with microphone and speakers connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this you can use the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.

This session will look at the use of Video conferencing in the classroom, what you need, setting up for a session and example projects. We will also look at the various content providers you can book for your sessions as well as using it as a collaboration tool between schools.

The session is designed for those wanting to get started with the technology or just investigating its potential.
Starting at 16:00, the session will last approximately 45 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do just let us know and one of the team will happily contact you to run a quick test session with you first.

email contact@yhgfl.net if you would like to take a late place for this session.

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Getting started with video conferencing – Online sessions – 07/02/2013 4:00 pm

February 4th, 2013 by Andrew

janet desktop

Video conferencing (VC) is a way of using technology to connect people whether between schools, between regions or between countries. Using a broadband connection, a web/video camera and a television you can see and hear each other.

Getting started with video conferencing doesn’t mean having to spending lots of money. As a minimum all you need is  a web cam with microphone and speakers connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this you can use the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.

This session will look at the use of Video conferencing in the classroom, what you need, setting up for a session and example projects. We will also look at the various content providers you can book for your sessions as well as using it as a collaboration tool between schools.

The session is designed for those wanting to get started with the technology or just investigating its potential.

Starting at 16:00, the session will last approximately 45 minutes and be conducted through Adobe Connect. All you will need is access to a PC and a set of headphones. If you aren’t sure what to do just let us know and one of the team will happily contact you to run a quick test session with you first.

Click HERE to register , FREE to YHGfL member schools.

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Videoconference with First Lady Barbara Bush. – KS2 +

January 23rd, 2013 by Andrew

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February 7, 2013  

UK time  16.00 – 17.15.

First Lady Barbara Bush will read excerpts from “Capital” by Lynn Curlee followed by a videoconference.  Mrs. Bush will answer questions asked by students.  Next activities include:  The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, shares insights; on-stage students as Reading Partners; and the Quartet of Singing Cadets at Texas A&M University will perform. 

Students can submit five written questions by noon, Monday, January 21 for the videoconference. 

 Selected questions will be asked by students to Mrs. Bush during the videoconference, time permitting. 

 Selected schools will be notified by Feb. 1 for participation in the videoconference.

 Schools may register up to Feb. 1 if not submitting questions.

 For more program information you can contact Dr. Shirley Hammond at  bush.education@nara.gov

Free registration at www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41.  Only a computer is necessary for viewing via live streaming or recording.  It is necessary to use the standard video conference equipment for the interactive Q&A session.

More details available on the flyer:

http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41/2013ReadingDiscovery.pdf

 Look forward to having you join us!

The Education Department

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Natural History Museum videoconferences: Popocatepetl Volcano (Mexico)

January 22nd, 2013 by Andrew

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Starting this Friday, 25 January, there are still spaces to join videoconferences with Natural History Museum Scientists who are about to embark on fieldwork to Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico. This will be followed by a videoconference live from Mexico on Monday 4 February.

For more details, go to:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/education/school-activities/videoconferences/index.html

 To book, email:

videoconferencing@nhm.ac.uk

 Popocatepetl is the 2nd highest volcano in North America and one of the most currently active in the world. It sits within a 1000km long zone of variable volcanic activity called the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt that extends from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico

This exciting project will undertake a detailed sampling of this constantly erupting volcano, collecting samples representative of its entire volcanic. Join us to discover how science works in such a high risk environment and the benefits this data brings to society.

As usual YHGfL can support any of it’s member school new to this technology email contact@yhgfl.net

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FREE to YHGfL Members: Video Conference with David Webb – 4th March 2013

January 8th, 2013 by Andrew

4th March 2013

 

YHGfL are marking book week this year by giving schools the fantastic opportunity to take part in a video conference session with the author David Webb (see http://www.david-webb.info/). David will be running a range of sessions tailored to the group of children involved with plenty of opportunities to discuss his work, ask him questions about his books and what it’s like to be an author. Maybe your children  could read some of their work to him.  If you and your pupils would like the opportunity to meet David we have a limited number of slots available – book now to avoid disappointment!

To take part in this  video conference you will need as a minimum a web cam with microphone and a speaker set connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this we will be using the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop.  We can also connect to schools registered with JVCS on their usual video conferencing system or PVX software. YHGfL and some LAs also have systems that can be loaned out if necessary.

Click HERE for further and booking information.

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