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February is here and it will soon be half term, we hope you all have a good break. A huge thank you to all those schools we visited us at BETT, it was lovely to see everyone!
Digital Excellence Awards
Our Digital Excellence Awards for 2019 are now open! The aim of the awards is to celebrate best practice and innovative approaches in using LGfL resources and services. Schools can enter into any of the following categories:
Whole school use
Inclusive practice using LGfL resources and services
Use of j2eTools
The closing date for the awards is 1st March 2019, if you have any questions then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find out more about last years winners here.
Bookings are now open for our annual Safeguarding conference and LGfL DigiSafe conference11th March 2019 book tickets here. The theme for the conference next year is Safeguarding online and beyond, a must for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Online Safety Leads. LGfL Technical conference 29th March 2019 book tickets here.
Learn about the technology and platforms behind Let's Get Digital with presentations from our partners and thought leaders. LGfL Annual Conference - 25th April 2019 Save the date - booking details will be released soon.
New resources Significant People- History is shaped by numerous significant people and events. This resource takes a handful of particularly important events and people and investigates their impact on history. Using Augmented Reality and interactive 3D you can explore how the Great Fire of London devastated the city, or see a printing press in action, or even experiment spreading bubonic plague through London. This resource specifically targets support for the national curriculum KS1 programme and is also suitable for KS2 pupils. Multisensory Learning - this new CPD resource is to support understanding of multisensory learning in schools. It is set out in 7 modules and includes how sensory issues affect learners as well as practical and affordable suggestions to use in school.
Apple and Jigsaw partnership
Jigsaw24 and LGfL are working together to provide advantageous pricing for the LGfL community of schools. Our aim is to remove the barriers that can prevent from maximising the impact of iPad in their classrooms. These barriers are often technical management and teacher confidence or expertise.
Whether you want to buy one iPad or go to 1:1 iPad for every child in your school, we can help make your investments affordable and part of you overall strategic approach at school. Just visit apple.lgfl.net to see examples of some the exclusive LGfL options that help seek to address these challenges.
Rocket Fund £10,000 match funding available on Rocket Fund in February!
Rocket Fund is a free fundraising platform for schools.
This term they're offering 40 x £250 boosts for tech projects launched on/after 25th Feb. Is there anything you'd like to buy?
They've already helped over 300 schools across the UK and were shortlisted for a Bett Award this year.
To get involved, just go to www.rocket.fund.
Any questions, contact them on email@example.com.
Digital Innovator - Pearson Teaching Awards
Do you know a Digital Innovator – someone who is transforming learning through their outstanding use of technology? Then why not enter them for the 2019 Pearson Teaching Awards! The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year recognises teachers who are using technology innovatively and creatively to inspire and engage pupils….
Simply click here to complete the form online and submit it by 10 March 2019. Make someone’s day – enter them today!
Training from LGfL
There are still lots or courses for the Spring term. Training is FREE for all LGfL teachers and is held on a Tuesday at Camden CLC, or at one of our partner venues, you can find out more about the courses on offer and how to sign up here. Examples of future courses include: Supporting Maths and English teaching using LGfL resources, Creative Computing, Humanities, PHSE, as well as Google and Microsoft training. Coming soon a chance to explore the new BusyThings update and the j2e platform to encourage reluctant writers.
You can also book one of the Learning Resource Consultants to come in to your school and deliver INSET sessions, or map your curriculum to LGfL resources, a perfect way to prepare for the term ahead and ensure you are making the most of the LGfL resources available to you. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our curriculum blog is updated weekly and now has over 120 posts showcasing resources from LGfL to help support you in delivering the curriculum. Please let us know what future blog posts you would like or if you would like to write a guest blog post about the work you are doing in schools using LGfL resources. You can also subscribe to the blog so that you never miss a post.
Dates for the Diary LGfL DigiSafe conference11th March 2019. The theme for the conference this year is Safeguarding online and beyond, a must for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Online Safety Leads. Teachmeet by HundrED14th March 2019. This teachmeet will look at innovation and inclusion through technology, tickets are free so come along and be inspired. LGfL Technical Conference29th March 2019.
The conference is aimed at financial managers, tech support staff, network managers, third party support organisations and ICT co-ordinators. LGfL Annual Conference - Save the Date 25th April 2019 Booking for the conference will be opening soon
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