ICT Bulletin #8
Monday 28th October 2013
I hope you all enjoyed your half term rest! Information for this week...
Some classes are finishing their self-assessments this week. Other classes can use their ICT time as they wish. You can refer to the Toolbox and Housekeeping objectives on Gateway for a list of required skills for each year group for ideas to work on. I will join you next week.
Next week the new ICT units will start and we will carry on with the same process from Autumn 1. There will be more emphasis on co-teaching this half term and how we can work together to deliver ICT.
Wednesday 30th October
The LTMs will be based at JSD/JSV to plan for the Wednesday Workshops for Autumn 2. The Wednesday Workshops will see the LTMs visit a year group on each JS site to deliver an extra ICT session. All three LTMs will be involved in delivering the sessions and hopefully it will give us a chance to do something extra special while providing more opportunities for class teachers to develop a range of ICT skills. More information on the workshops soon.
Have a great week!
New Gateway Launch
If you've already logged on to BSN4Home you'll notice that Gateway has had a facelift. I will cover some of the changes in Monday's staff meeting.
All of the iPads have been updated to iOS 7. What is iOS 7? Click here. Apple also announced a number of significant changes to their core apps like iMovie and Garageband. The iPads will be available on Monday for teaching and support staff to look at while they plan. The lock is still broken so the trolley will remain in the workroom.
Oddizzi is a new website subscription we will be trying this year. It has a Geography focus and has a range of resources to support lessons and topics. Watch the introduction video here. The logon will be available soon.