Archive for the ‘Publishing’ category

Blogs in Plain English

February 24th, 2009

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


What is a Learning Platform?

September 25th, 2008

Short animation demonstrating the main features of a typical learning platform.
The Flash animation is by Aaron Bowler and the whole sorry project was written by Chris Thomson at Sheffield East City Learning Centre.

The basis for the script of this video is the standard specification for Learning Platforms from BECTA’s website.

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

Request an account



E-Safety information

January 30th, 2008

YHGfL have updated their E-Safety information. More details here.

BECTA also have updated information. here

Signposts to safety
Teaching e-safety at Key Stages 1 and 2

Signposts to safety
Teaching e-safety at Key Stages 3 and 4

Digital Video at Wootton

January 10th, 2008

The children of Wootton St Andrew’s Church of England Primary school have produced two videos:
1) A contribution to The RE Project: A tour of Wootton St Andrew’s Church.
2) A video covering the development of their skipping activities.
(You may be prompted for your Teacher Zone username and password when viewing these videos

Learning Platforms – Virtually There

January 9th, 2008

The Virtually There book/dvd sets are being sent to all our schools via the Local Authorities. This publication contains both a written and a visual account of the learning journeys of 7 schools across 6 local authorities in the Y&H region in their quest to implement a learning platform.

For more information please visit

LOC8 – Geographical Information System for Y&H

January 2nd, 2008

Please note that LOC8 is currently undergoing maintenance and will be operating as normal shortly.

LOC8 is a FREE mapping system for Yorkshire and Humber schools that allows users to:

See Ordnance Survey maps for the whole of the UK

Broswe maps, enter postcodes or placenames to find a specific location within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Within the YHGfL region, you can overlay maps with high definition overhead photographs

Compare maps and photographs side by side

Measure distances and areas

See extra information about a location

user names and passwords are available form the LA