Time for a new offering!

Consultancy

Following a very thought-provoking and topical presentation given by Anthony Barlow at GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Geography Teach Meet entitled ‘Plastic Fantastic!‘ (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2024/04/23/glosgeogs-virtual-primary-teach-meet-is-a-big-hit/), I approached Rhianna Davies-Smith at Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/) to see if we might be able to incorporate some of the ideas and messages into a new virtual offering. After much discussion, it was decided to trial a …

GlosGeog welcomes Dr Liam Saddington!

GlosGeog

Well, it was off to Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire this afternoon, our hosts for GlosGeog‘s second speaker session of this academic year. How lucky we were to have the company of Dr Liam Saddington, Teaching Associate in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Liam is a political and environmental geographer, whose research focuses …

GlosGeog speaker session (Stroud High School, Gloucestershire)

GlosGeog

Well, it was, once again, time to head off to Stroud High School (SHS) in Gloucestershire (https://stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk/); not to conduct an Online Safety Mark assessment today, but to partake in GlosGeog’s final event of this academic year, which they had very kindly offered to host.  Thanks to their technical team, we were also able to coordinate a live stream and …

UK Safer Internet Centre/SWGfL: Online Safety Live – England

CPD For MeOnline Safety

Well, it was time to gain all the very latest regarding online safety from the highly informed and confident team at the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) and SWGfL. Online Safety Live events are open to all who work with children and young people and aim to provide the latest information relating to research, legislation, technology, tools and resources, along …

2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference

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Well, it was rather pleasant to be able to sit back today and have no responsibility for steering an event or presenting, only contributing verbally or via the chat feed.  Advertised as ‘2022 FFT Education Datalab Virtual Research Conference: Where Next? Unpacking the real impact of Covid-19 on our pupils, teachers and schools‘ (https://fft.org.uk/fft-datalab-conference-2022/), this event was really insightful and …

SWGfL: ‘Exploring media literacy – Powered by TikTok’

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SWGfL joined forces with TikTok, Ofcom and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for a free online event this afternoon.  This was exclusively for professionals working with children, with the intention of supporting and helping them to better understand media literacy. Media literacy refers to ‘the ability to use, understand and create media and communications in a variety of contexts’ …

UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) in partnership with SWGfL, Childnet and IWF: Online Safety Live

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Despite attending Online Safety Day 2021 in September, I decided to also sign up to one of the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC)’s (https://saferinternet.org.uk/) Online Safety Live events as they are always so enlightening and engaging.  You can never hear enough about staying safe online.  It is such a dynamic realm and really important to embrace every opportunity to stay up-to-date …

SWGfL Cyber Secure Schools – Preventing Digital Crime

Prevent digital crime within your educational establishment by hearing from the leading experts in cyber security.

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SWGfL joined forces with Bitdefender and other leading experts from the field of online security to deliver a very insightful presentation this afternoon. The session highlighted the importance of protecting your school against some of the most common online attacks.  Currently, there are a range of serious threats, which are targeting schools and other education settings.  With so many attacks affecting …

Will you be there? (Next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 1, 2021-2022)

ConsultancyWorkshops

‘It is helpful if teachers evaluate how secure pupils’ prior learning is in order to plan lessons.  They need to know what difficulties pupils may face.  Teachers need to appreciate any misconceptions that pupils have as well as any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.  Findings from assessments inform teachers about how to adapt their teaching appropriately and build on what pupils …

A great way to spend a Friday afternoon in lockdown 3! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 4)

ConsultancyWorkshops

It was lovely to see, albeit virtually, many familiar faces, as well as a few new ones, this afternoon.  We were also fortunate to be joined by Glenn Carter, the man behind History Rocks (https://www.history-rocks.com/). After welcoming everyone, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting, namely: As there was so much to get through during the meeting, I …