Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at.
We hope you have all had an enjoyable festive break.
At the last subject leaders meeting we mentioned Safer Internet Day, so just to let you know that CEOP have released their annual competition. You have just got time to use this with your students, it could make a useful extended learning piece, but be quick entries must be in by Monday 24 January. Good luck!
Please find attached the information for our 30th March 2011 eSafety Conference – Radicalisation and Community Cohesion. In light of recent events, for example in Stockholm, this conference is particularly pertinent. Please book early to avoid disappointment as this will undoubtedly be a very popular event.
Details of how to book are included in the attached flier.
Regional & Kirklees esafety conference flier March 2011
I have attached links to the resources used during the Subject Leader Network on Wednesday 24th Nov 2010.
Diana Monahan’s Resources from the visually Impaired and ICT Session
OCR New Specification Unit 1 Spreadsheet AO5 Task example
Thank you all for your contributions on the day.
Like many others I’ve heard the complaints and moans about Comic Sans being unsuitable; but that begs the question “Unsuitable for what?”. This magazine article for the BBC approaches the question in a way that I think might be useful for ICT lessons, especially where an objective is related to sense of audience and purpose. Using resources like this allows pupils to see that points we make as teachers are not necessarily our own prejudices and views, the additional comments below the article could be used for further, useful discussion.
The eSafety conference is now open to anyone (originally for NQTs), so teachers, LA officers, non-teachers e.g. pastoral managers etc can attend and its is FREE.
If you know anybody in your school, who would like to attend please ask them to book via their INSET/CPD coordinator. I am sure that they would find this a very valuable event.
It takes place at Sheffield North CLC on Tuesday, 19th October from 10am-3.30pm.
They can book online at:
Or if you have any problems booking online, names can be emailed to Tim Pinto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleagues welcome back to the new term and congratulations on your GCSE results.
For those of you who are in the process of implementing the new OCR specification you may find the following resources useful.
- New OCR criteria . (Inputting P in a cell indicates the pupil has completed the evidence.)
- Outline of course . (A possible structure for implementing the French Trip scenario, based on two lessons per week)
- New Unit 1 AO1 courtesy of Craig Hamilton.
- Unit 1 French Trip (A different way of students accessing the French trip model assignment) courtesy of Jim Gilmour
Finally, please book for the Subject Leaders Network on Wednesday 24th November as soon as possible.
Colleagues in light of the expected demise of the National strategy site and in particular the Kirklees ICT group , we are extending the Secondary ICT Community on KGfL. This community is accessible without a log in by the following link, regardless if your school has Digital Brain or not:
We have updated the resources in the community and the following have been added:
- All the original KS3 teaching units, including various adaptations.
- Securing level 5 units
- Teaching at level 3 or below units
- All the core and optional training materials.
- All the materials from subject leader development meetings from 2004 onwards, including the APP materials
Many of these materials are old, however, there are still some gems amongst them, which can be built into your present schemes of work e.g. there are some very useful flash based resources that could be used as Starters in the level 3 or below materials.
If you are reviewing a unit of work, then it is definitely worth looking at these materials to see if there are any applicable resources or ideas.
Hope you have a restful break and enjoy your summer holiday wherever you are.
Also a big thank you to colleagues, who attended the Summer Subject Leader’s Development Meeting, for your contributions on the day.
Below are links to two zip files, the first contains all the materials used during the day, the second to the integrated projects.
This final link is to a word document that contains a series of links to the websites for the game making resources we evaluated during the meeting.
Links to Game Making Resources
A reminder that you need to book the following dates, which are the 24.11.2010 and 17.03.2011.