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We hope you all had a fantastic half term and are looking forward to the term ahead.
Digital Excellence Awards - Deadline extended
Our Digital Excellence Awards for 2019 are 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 8th 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 book tickets here. There will a range of Keynotes and workshops throughout the day including from @TeacherToolkit, @chrisdysonHT and @CatScutt as well as seminars looking at: Helping parents keep their children safe online, Moving to the cloud, Supporting an inclusive approach, Adobe creative tools, Supporting the computing curriculum and Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Our Significant People resource has now been updated with a Lunar VR experience, put yourself in Neil Armstrong's boots and experience the "magnificent desolation" of the Moon's surface in this incredible virtual reality experience. The app comes with two modes including:
Museum Mode - which includes a number of interactive Info Points which tell you more about the Apollo 11 mission.
Experience Mode - No Info Points, just the sights and sounds of the lunar surface.
The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
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.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.
There are also a number of FREE training sessions available including: Making your subject come to life with your iPad, Accessibility, Computing and EYFS, you can find out more and book your places here.
Some schools have been in touch this week about social media challenges and a particular one which has been in the press. Please don’t share warnings about this but help to break the cycle of publicity. There are plenty of things to share with pupils and parents in a positive way though, and you can address the scary things in ways that don’t make things worse. Have a look at, or sign up to the LGfL DigiSafe newsletter on this topic from earlier this week here (or sign up at the same link). You can also see a template letter to parents that we’ve drafted for you – it’s been added at the top of our SafeBlog post about scaring v. preparing parents and pupils.
The DigiSafe team has been busy with other things too, such as screentime.lgfl.net which is another good one for parental engagement, and syv.lgfl.net (Serious Youth Violence – gangs, knife crime and beyond).
Training from LGfL
There are still lots or courses for the Spring term and new courses have been added for the Summer 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, Microsoft and Apple training.
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 email@example.com.
Our curriculum blog is updated weekly and now has over 130 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 25th April 2019 The conference is aimed at SLT, Teachers and LSAs and will include a range of keynotes and seminars.
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