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October Issue 1 2014

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I Pad courses

Richard Smith works in 6 different primary schools to support development of the innovative use of ICT. He started his own company, AmazingICT in 2011 and is the Education Director at Igloo in Education. Richard has taught Mathematics for over 20 years to students from 3 to 16. We are delighted to have Richard run these courses for us. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own iPads although there will be an iPad supplied for those who do not have one. This course is free to schools in South Tyneside SLA, please ring if you are not for charging information.


Maths and iPads in the Curriculum


Delegates will be guided through 40 top iPad apps to support the use of technology in the teaching of maths and numeracy. This will be a practical day with online resources available for use back in school.

Topics covered will include, screen casting, numeracy games, use of video and animation, blogging and iPad gyroscopes


Who should attend?

Primary maths co-ordinators, TA's supporting Maths in school, teachers keen to innovate using technology

When is the course?

Friday 3rd October 2014 9am to 3.30pm


Cracking the code!

Programming and coding is becoming more and more important as schools develop their use of technology. Why play other peoples games when you can design and publish your own? You will be guided through 10 key resources that can be used back in school. In addition, you will be provided with a Computing curriculum template to develop with colleagues. All resources will be online so that they can be shared easily with students, staff and parents

Objectives of the course:


Who should attend?

Primary ICT Coordinators, Network managers keen to develop curriculum awareness, teachers keen to innovate

When is the course?

Thursday 2nd October 2014 9am to 3.30pm

Teaching History with 100 Objects!

Teaching history with 100 objects is the result of a partnership between museums across the UK and the British Museum. It has been funded by the Department for Education to help equip teachers to teach the new national history curriculum in England through the provision of high quality resources, up to date subject expertise and stimulating teaching ideas. However, its potential extends beyond England to teachers of history throughout the country and internationally.

Teaching history with 100 objects consists of 100 resources based on objects selected from museums in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and from the British Museum. These Object Files may be used individually to support and enhance teachers’ current practice or can be combined to provide object-based units of study for a historical period, culture or theme.

Teaching history with 100 objects harnesses the power of objects to motivate young people’s interest in history and to provide teachers with resources to inspire their students’ study of events and people in the past.

Barefoot computing!

New Teach Yourself resources!


These resources are designed to teach you all you need to know to be able to teach your primary pupils about different computational thinking and computer science concepts.

These include: