Latest updates and news from your Learning Resource consultants, every half term.
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Hope you enjoyed the sunny bank holiday weather! We would like to wish all your pupils the best of luck with their upcoming tests and exams.
LGfL Annual Conference 2018
Thank you to all those who attended the conference on Monday 30th April, please do remember to complete your feedback forms as this is really important for us to ensure we deliver a conference that meets your needs in school. Keynotes from the conference are available here.
Launched on Monday, this unique and engaging cross curricular resource is based around an original story commissioned by LGfL by the award-winning author Cath Howe. Space Adventures features a comprehensive set of resources for Maths, Literacy and Science and a whole Computing Unit created by Max Wainwright, featuring dramatic video content alongside a virtual reality experience. You can access the resource here.
LGfL Digital Excellence Awards
Congratulations to our winning schools, you can find out who won and what the judges commented by reading our blog post here.
Microsoft and LGfL launch Minecraft Education London.
Minecraft Education London, launched this week will be rolled out to 100 schools across London, the programme provided by Microsoft partner Prodigy Learning will enable pupils to use Code builder in Minecraft to develop their skills in coding and science, technology engineering and maths. In a world-first, they will also be able to take recognised certifications in Minecraft at KS2 and KS3 level, giving your people a unique way to show they understand these subjects. Training will also be available to teachers how to use Minecraft in the classroom. To find out more and to register an interest: www.minecraft.lgfl.net
LGfL and Google Neverware.
Given current budgetary pressures and compliance demands, it's more important now than ever to find practical solutions that increase secure, cloud-centric access to computing in schools. LGfL and Google are committed to helping schools transform old kit into new kit with CloudReady. CloudReady is an operating system built on the same foundation as Chromebooks, devices on CloudReady run like new, enabling schools to increase reliable device access without having to buy new kit. Please fill out this form if you are interested in converting old devices into CloudReady ones through LGfL and Neverware.
VR Champions project with Avantis
Our latest champions project was also launched this week. This will enable 32 schools across London to become VR Champions. The project includes full device management and integrated LGfL AR/VR content including training support alongside a 50% discount Class VR, to register your interest please email: email@example.com
Training from LGfL
Our training programme for the Summer term has been updated, and dates are being continually added. Training is FREE for all LGfL teachers and is held on a Tuesday at Camden CLC, you can find out more about the courses on offer and how to sign up here. Examples of future courses include: Creative computing, supporting Teaching Assistants, Google and Microsoft training.
You can also book one of the Learning Resource Consultants to come in to school and deliver INSET sessions, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our curriculum blog is updated weekly and now has over 50 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.
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Bradley Dardis and Dawn Hallybone
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