These webinars and events are created and run by our EdTech Demonstrators addressing local and regional needs but appropriate for a national audience.
How should we use Tapestry now? How do you engage parents? What do you need to record? Does it support teacher workload? Who should use it in the classroom setting?
Working to build upon the successes and steps forward made during remote learning. This 45 minute webinar will explore how we can capitalise and build upon the lessons learnt and skills established during this time. We will share wider research and look at how we, at Sandringham, have sustained and developed our use of technology across the past 10 years. There will be time for questions and answers at the end.
A series of free events designed to inform Headteachers and Senior Leaders of the latest trends and updates in education technology. About this event Join us for a limited series of School Leadership events, exploring the role of technology in education, and the rapid changes made over the last 24-months. This event is hosted by Dalton St Mary's CE Primary (DSM), a sector-leader in the education technology space. DSM have been awarded the Apple Distinguished School and Apple Regional Training Centre accreditations, and also holds a position on the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. In collaboration with leading Apple Authorised Educaton Specialist, Sync, DSM will share and demonstrate the ways that iPad helps them to reduce the workloads of teachers, make assessment more efficient, and deliver more engaging learning. The afternoon will begin with a hot buffet and time to network from 12.45pm. The event will continue at 1.15pm with discussions, practical workshops, and time to ask questions / action plan. Sessions include: Developing a Strategy: School Vision, Planning, and Finance How iPad supports teachers and learners and DSM Assessment practices and whole-school workflows If you are a Senior Leader, and interested in finding out how technology can transform your school - or you would like to make sure that the technology you already have is being used to its full potential, then this is the event for you!
Maths EdTech options for KS2 - a brief overview of some of the key tools with questions and answers:
This session is free to attend via the EdTech Demonstrators Programme. It is due to run as a quick-burst 45-minute session, but there will be scope for extended Q+A for those who would like to use the opportunity.
Polish up any working document with the latest design trends to make your resources jazzy in just 30 minutes in Adobe Spark Page
Want to spice up your presentations but short on time? Fancy flipping a classroom and trying out a new way of working? You fell asleep during Aunt Betty's 300 slide PowerPoint on her 19th Tandem Bicycle trip to Cambodia and don't want your lessons to sound like hers. Well, don't be like Betty. Be awesome. Join Anthony for a lighter, more engaging presentation, on presentations!
A session for school and multi-academy business managers and administrators.
The session focuses on the use of Microsoft Excel to improve the processing of information and save time in a school office environment.
Peter Bradburn, delivering this session, has extensive experience in procurement and implementation of IT systems across both primary and secondary settings. Schools and MATs will be invited to gain further help with us through the EdTech Demonstrator programme; tailored to your specific requirements.
This session will make explicit reference to:
This session will consist of a short presentation followed by conversation and Q+A as required by attendees.
Spelling Shed for primary schools
This quick-burst session will look at the practicalities of implementing this spelling scheme product across a typical primary school setting.
The session will include tips and advice on:
The session will also include the option for extensive Q+A as led by attendees.
All sessions are free to attend via the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. Many run as quick-burst sessions with scope for extended Q+A as requested.
Schools in England will be requested to register for the EdTech Demonstrator Programme (fully funded by DfE), when accessing the training
What do parents need to know? How can we engage parents to access Teams? Why should we use another learning platform? Is there additional support for parents?
A session for school and multi-academy management and leaders / business managers / IT managers / EdTech & Computing curriculum leaders.
The cyber security threat to schools is on the increase. The impact of ransomware, data breaches and fraud can be hugely damaging.
This session will help you to understand the nature of these risks and:
Suitable for staff who wish to get up-to-speed quickly with Tapestry observation making and parental communication; either in Reception / KS1, or working with a child in one to one circumstances.
Full of lots of tips and tricks for saving time and making the most of this digital platform.
A short presentation will cover the processes involved, followed by an opportunity for Q+A and specific help with devices / observation techniques / Tapestry accounts. If staff cannot commit to the whole session, they are welcome to drop in and out as required.
Please note, this event will be taking place online. It is free to attend - institutions in England will need to complete a form for the DfE's EdTech Demonstrator Programme.
How to use assignments and grades in Teams. Teacher view/pupil view. Creating an assignment. Using the grades tab. Top tips and features
Google Classroom and Additional Tools for In-Class and Blended Learning - including use of video:
Seesaw is an increasingly popular platform for primary schools; bringing alive communication and feedback between students and teachers, including Key Stage 1.
This session will look at Seesaw usage in-class, and will also consider how Seesaw can be used to provide homework communications and other facets of home / school communication.
Includes links and mentions to other web-based tools that can be used in conjunction with Seesaw.
Working from home brings a whole stack of new challenges for us, join the Innovations team and learn how to get the most out of your every day apps. In this session we will help you Discover, Draft, Do, Declutter and Document your remote working life.
You'll wonder how you taught without it.
Nearpod helps educators make any lesson interactive whether in the classroom or virtual
What is blended learning? Does it make an impact on teaching and learning? How do I encourage the teaching staff to embed blended learning into their lessons? Where do we start?
How to use Teams meetings. How to use the posts tab in Teams. Using polls and MS Forms. Embedding apps into the Team. Adapting & locking the channels. Assignments
Part 1: Padlet for collaborative learning and assessment in the classroom
Part 2: Online portfolio – impress employers, universities and awarding bodies
How do you understand where your students are and how can you use technology to support this? A short evidence based webinar to support and aid your approach and application of recovery support in education. We will be exploring how EdTech can be used to establish positive routines for formative assessment, identifying practice which will support teachers in checking student understanding, collecting data and then using that data to inform best practice. We will also be looking at how the recovery premium and externally provided programmes of support may benefit you during this time.
What questions should governors be asking? How do they know what they should be looking for and where can they find more information
Visual feedback in minutes using amazing tools, pen tool, highlighter tool, text tool and voice notes in Showbie
Join Anthony Martin (Digital Innovations and Engagement Manager at Exeter College) in an introduction to the ETF, and how Exeter College are embedding this in our approaches to digital and our evolving digital strategy. From this session we help you think about the questions you need to ask as you start your journey and signpost you to some practical next steps.
Look at a class Team. What can you do with the channels? Adding Stream videos to a channel. Threaded conversations. Group or individual channels. Additional channel tabs. Communicating with parents
Use assignments to send out a short wellbeing Form. Use the Class Notebook and create a reflection section for the children during PSHE lessons. Set up a specific section for individual children/parents
What is the child account? How do we set it up? What do we need to do before we use it with the children? How should it be used with the children? Can it be used at home? Why is it important for the children to have their own account?
What do the children need to know? How can we engage children to access Teams? Why should we use another learning platform? How do we teach lessons with Teams? What are the benefits and the difficulties?
What is the class notebook? Why do we need to think about the structure? Useful features and inclusive tools. Linking the class notebook to assignments. How to use it during lessons and for homework?
The importance of blended learning champions and experts. Helpful resources and training. Real examples. How can I convince every teacher to become an expert? What impact will this have on my staff’s wellbeing?
Look at the structure of three intervention sessions. What apps and tools did the staff use? How to keep the children engaged? How to teach the children to use the tools?
Inclusive tools in OneNote. How to structure and personalise a class notebook for a small group of children or individual children. How to use the collaboration space, content library and the teacher only space? Distribute pages
In the class Team set up a locked ELSA channel for specific children so that they can request to speak to an adult. Request to unlock private chat and video (admin) for children/parents who need additional support. Protocols and procedures
What does this look like in a blended learning classroom? How are SEND pupils supported on the LMP?
How to combine the two learning platforms. Why do we need to use both platforms? What do the parents need to know? How should teachers be using Teams in EYFS?
What is the class notebook? When should teachers and children use it? How will it help to support learning? Why do parents need to know about the class notebook?
Making formative assessment efficient and effective. A quick overview of Forms and how to analyse the feedback form a quiz. Class notebook – audio tool, digital inking, stickers, typed communication, and feedback. Feedback in the assignments tab – rubrics, points and general
Microsoft Education Centre and other courses. Inset training. Changing staff meetings and inset days. Flexible Working. Programme links. Be creative with your teachers release time and using Teams
The class notebook and how to use it in Teams. Set up new sections for groups of children. Use the collaboration space. Set individual tasks and support the children (multi-authoring). Use video clips, embed websites, research information, use the audio tool, use dictate and digital inking
Create new sections and pages in the notebook. How to use the notebook to communicate with parents and carers. Tips and hints
Use MS Forms. Use assignments. Use the Class Notebook (Teacher only) for notes. Use the OneDrive. Use Share Point. Use Word and SWAY to create letters and send information
What should schools be doing? What policies need to be on school websites? How do schools keep staff informed? What does an online-safety / safeguarding audit look like?
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