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  Newsletter   16 January 2019  




In this week's newsletter: 

Save the Date - GDPR & Online Safety event Fri 23 March

Following on from the Online Safety Conference Paul Scott is currently organising a GDPR and Online Safety event here at The Innovation Centre Bradford on the morning of Friday 23 March.  Please keep this date free - further details to follow.

Whole class opportunity - Create Virtual Reality worlds

How exciting would it be for your pupils to take a piece of their writing, incorporate it into their own virtual reality world and share it with others?  Tim Bleazard is offering your pupils this opportunity either here at the centre or at your school.  Please see the attached flyer for further details and contact to book a session.

Digital Leader Academy - Last few places remaining 

Registration is open for the final Digital Leader Academy of this academic year.  A member of staff and 6 pupils attend 2 half day training sessions, a celebration event and receive a school visit. Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online Edmodo platform and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed by the pupils. Visit here to find out more and to book your place. The dates of the final cohort are as follows:-

Session 1 01/05/2018 09:15 - 12:00
In school visit (TBC)
Session 2 03/07/2018 09:15  12:00
Celebration Events will take place on 17/07/18

February Minecraft Meet Success

During the February half term over 120 young Minecraft enthusiasts took part in our organised holiday activity here at the Innovation Centre.  During the sessions 6-11 year olds collaborated with fellow minecrafters to build worlds, create characters and solve problems using their imagination, creative thinking and teamwork.  Easter sessions have been planned for Tues 3 & Wed 4 April.  Further details to follow.

Education for a Connected World

Today’s children and young people are growing up in a digital world. As they grow older, it is crucial that they learn to balance the benefits offered by technology with a critical awareness of their own and other’s online behaviour, and develop effective strategies for staying safe and making a positive contribution online. This framework describes the skills and understanding that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages. It highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it safely. The framwork enables the development of teaching and learning as well as guidance to support children and young people to live knowledgeably, responsibly and safely in a digital world. It focuses specifically on eight different aspects of online education:
1. Self-image and Identity
2. Online relationships
3. Online reputation
4. Online bullying
5. Managing online information
6. Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
7. Privacy and security
8. Copyright and ownership
The framework aims to support and broaden the provision of online safety education, so that it is empowering, builds resilience and effects positive culture change. The objectives promote the development of safe and appropriate long term behaviours, and support educators in shaping the culture within their setting and beyond. Download it here

In School Provision Opportunities

It is sometimes difficult to teach more complex parts of the Computing Curriculum, particularly certain aspects of Computer Science. As part of our service we can bring the world of computing into your school as we offer a variety of computer based activities to stimulate, educate and engage your pupils with the Computing Curriculum:-

Augmented and Virtual Reality, Film Making, Games Creation, Interactive Writing, Music Making, Physical Computing, Robotics

These activities can be delivered in a variety of ways:-

Whole class teaching , Coding Clubs during the school day or after school , School holiday sessions. Please visit our dedicated pages for more information.







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