Archive for the ‘Creative Writing’ category

Blogs in Plain English

February 24th, 2009

A short introduction to blogs – how they work and why they matter.


Lazy Bee Scripts

February 23rd, 2009

With one-act-plays, plays for schools and children’s theatre groups and panto scripts all on line. Pick a pantomime script or a play script from the shelf – you get to browse the script before you choose whether to buy it or not. (Like a bookstore, you can’t take away the script unless you buy it, but you can sit in a quiet corner and read.)

Myths and Legends from E2BN

January 22nd, 2009

“This site 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. more…

myths and legends

Safer Internet Day 2009

January 20th, 2009

Give your school a focus for Safer Internet Day by encouraging them to enter YHGFL’s competition. By creating a resource on the theme of cyberbullying your students could not only be in line for walking away with a top prize, but they could see their work showcased at a forthcoming Cyberbullying Conference and on our the YHGFL website.For further information click here.

Wikis in Plain English

June 13th, 2008

We made this video because wiki web sites are easy to use, but hard to describe. We hope to turn you on to a better way to plan a camping trip, or create the next Wikipedia.

ICT BETT Show, Olympia January 2008

February 8th, 2008

A video round up of some the new developments at BETT 2008.

Making the News

January 30th, 2008

Making the News is a free online publishing system for education that enables news to be published, broadcast and accessed over the World Wide Web. Text, images, animation, video and audio can be easily submitted to the MTN website via a simple-to-use submission form.

MTN is very simple to use. Upload video, text, images, podcasts etc through a single clean submission form. Pupils and Teachers will master the process in minutes.

Each school can have its own home page and account and it is all FREE.

MTN Home Page | YHGFL Home Page | Support Materials

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YHGfL Blogs

January 30th, 2008

Students and teachers have a new way of communicating with the world – by using blogs! After requests for a safe environment from a number of schools and Local Authorities for blogging, YHGfL are piloting their newly created Classblog. See Specially designed and created to appeal to children and teenagers, the facility allows all students and teachers to safely write a blog from within their school/college – via a username and password.

The blogs will be fully moderated, can be accessed globally and once written, the text cannot be altered by other users. YHGfL have added in the ability to videocast/podcast so that users can download entries to a variety of devices, e.g. mp3 and mp4 players.

Currently, the project is being piloted by Wakefield and Calderdale and it is then to be rolled out across the region.

Audio Networks

January 30th, 2008

Free music downloads are available to all YHGfL member schools, thanks to a unique service via the National Education NetworkThrough the project, teachers and students have access to literally thousands of music tracks of original composition, performances and recordings.

Audio Network provides schools and colleges with free access to rights-cleared, industry-standard, audio files for editing and re-use in school. It can be used for a whole range of creative activities in any subject area and at any Key Stage – but, says YHGfL’s Collaborative Technologies Manager, Andrew Lickley, it is particularly useful for pupils making soundtracks. Audio Networks


National Coal Mining Museum (Update)

January 30th, 2008

There are two new video conferencing sessions available at the NCM:
Session 1: Coal Mining’s Contribution to the Second World War – Stories from a Bevin Boy. Meet Jeff, an ex-Bevin Boy as he unlocks his memories of WW2 (KS2 resource)
Session 2: Meet a Miner
Let one of the mining guides give you first hand experience of a typical day in the mine (KS2 resource)

Visit to find out more!