Teachmeet returns to Swansea on Thursday 30th March. The event will be held at Olchfa School (SA2 7AB) from 4.15pm and is free to attend.
You can sign up here, either as an audience member or (hopefully) as someone willing to share an idea!
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Teachmeets are informal ‘unconferences’, organised by teachers, for teachers.
There are events organised right around the country and beyond, and each takes a slightly different approach but the key ideas are:
- The events are free
- Speakers are teachers (or others from the wider educational community)
- Talks are either 2 minutes or 7 minutes. When the time is up you have to stop!
- Talks have to be based on practical ideas and experience. You can’t be selling something.
- The whole thing takes place in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Our judging panel will be looking out for films which are the most creative, inspiring and have a clear message. The three selected finalists from both the primary and secondary age category will be invited to a private screening at London’s BFI where they will be presented great prizes for their school or youth organisation to award their creative achievements!
“In an Internet minute a lot of powerful things can happen. Things are also changing. Netflix was added to the circle. Streaming movies is making way for new technologies as we said goodbye to the VHS player this year. Soon our students will not know what a VHS tape is. Show them a floppy disk and see what they think it is! Tinder was also added showing the power of people connecting and meeting. Of course Uber is starting to trend in the things that happen on the Internet in a minute. This shows how much has changed in a few years. Imagine what will be in 2018? Maybe one of your students will create something we can do on the Internet in a minute. I would swipe right to that!”
Originally posted by Rayna Freedman
This is introductory training. It will provide an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that you can play in supporting those at risk.
This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.
This e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. It has benefitted from the feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others.
On Tuesday 7 February changes will be made to the way users are able to access Office 365 on Hwb.
At present when you click on the Office 365 icon in the Hwb black bar, you are taken directly to your HwbMail. From Tuesday, when you click on the Office 365 icon you will be redirected to an Office 365 dashboard (the waffle). The new dashboard contains tiles with links to all of the accessible Office 365 tools. To access e-mail the user simply clicks on the Outlook tile.
The ICT Curriculum Team has published a series of training events based around the Digital Competence Framework. Should you wish to register to attend any of these events, please use the Eventbrite links for each event on the Learn ICT Short Courses web page: http://www.learn-ict.org.uk/courses.htm
We apologise for the short notice regarding the publishing of these events but they had to be offered, in the first instance, to schools who had identified support in these areas during the Autumn Core Visits from Challenge Advisers.
Please be aware that each event is limited to 12 participants due to the number of spaces available in the ICT Training Room at the Civic Centre. For each event, it is important that you have your Hwb log in details with you in order to access resources and materials.
Twitter doesn’t ask your age when you sign up, but Facebook does, and on Facebook the minimum age requirement is a hard and fast 13. It’s the same number on Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Snapchat and Secret, too.
Curiously, the minimum age on LinkedIn is 14. On WhatsApp it’s 16, and on Vine it’s 17. Some platforms, such as YouTube, WeChat and Kik, have a minimum age required of 18, although kids aged 13-17 can signup with parent’s permission.
Check out this infographic for more social media minimum age requirements, which comes courtesy of Linneyville.
Many of the media reflections on 2016 have been rather gloomy, highlighting the possible downsides of a succession of major events during that year. However, I think that 2016 might just be remembered as having been the springboard for an exciting new future in Welsh education.
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Seven years ago, Chris Evans had a dream: to get children excited about reading and writing. All children, no matter what their ability. 500 Words is now one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world. Nearly half a million pupils have written a story for us; that’s over 277 MILLION words!
Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity…like Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Irons, or Sherlock himself – Benedict Cumberbatch.
The 2017 competition is now open for entries! Submit your story here to be in a with a chance to join Chris at the 500 Words Final from the Tower of London.
BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1