Adventures of a Training Officer

Teaching, Learning, ICT and eSafety News!

The SW Teacher Network, a must for all teachers based in the South West

So we had our first SWTN meeting at St James in Exeter this week… A real success and a huge thank you to all those that attended and contributed. The session was the first of it’s kind –  A big thank you to Stuart Ball from Microsoft Partners In Learning (Stuart Ball @innovativeteach) who presented and showed us a range of really cool resources and learning materials. You can sign up to the Partners in Learning at www.pil-network.com.

Dreamspark – development toolkit https://www.dreamspark.com/

Yammer – free social network for education www.yammer.com

Photosynth – create 3D imageswww.photosynth.net

Community Clips – screen casting software http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2011/03/07/community-clips-one-of-the-best-and-easiest-free-video-screen-capture-available.aspx

Microsoft Tag – download App at http://gettag.mobi

Autocollage – collage maker (download as part of learning suite)

Songsmith – music creator (download as part of learning suite)

Kodu – (part of the learning suite) more resources at www.planetkodu.com

Tour the solar system, create an advert for space travel – can be produced into 3D www.worldwidetelescope.org

Mouse Mischief – connect 25 mice to 1 PC (download as part of learning suite)

I’m really looking forward to using Autocollage – A great way to display photos and images. Look out for ways in which we will be using this software at SWGfL via our website.

We also looked at a range of SWGfL news:

Latest SWGfL info:

 Digital literacy curriculum www.swgfl.org.uk/digitalliteracy

Esafety parents sessions http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Staying-Safe/Content/News-Articles/Staying-Safe-Online-Parents-Evening-Presentations

Esafety Live briefings www.swgfl.org.uk/News/E-Safety-Live/Home

Early Years Toolkit http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Staying-Safe/Early-Years-Publication

Free SSL Certficates – just let us know what you need – certificates@swgfl.org.uk

360 self review tool – www.360.org.uk

Online Compass – www.onlinecompass.org.uk

Audio Network – http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Learning/AudioNetwork   (+30000 production level music tracks available copy right free)

J2e – available to all schools throughout the SW – www.swgfl.org.uk/j2e

A whole host of learning content and tools available via the National Education Network – www.swgfl.org.uk/learning (select view more resources)

So, a  busy session! The next one is next week in Bristol. If you would like to join the SWTN, follow us on Twitter @SWTeachNet or visit http://www.swgfl.org.uk/Learning/South-West-Teacher-Network/Home

Any questions, feel free to contact me!

Laura

laura.pearce@swgfl.org.uk

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