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How can digital resources help us accurately interpret the past?

by Philbracegirdle on Tue, January 31, 2012

The SEGfL Census project is an opportunity for primary and secondary aged pupils to use a wide range of digital resources to discover what life was like in Victorian Britain.







To research the history of Wickhambreaux Water Mill near Canterbury, Years 5 and 6 pupils from the local library used online census data, British Pathe videos, 19th Century photographs and a range of historical maps to discover what life was like in the village at the end of the 19th Century.
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How can Oral Storytelling improve pupils’ Literacy Skills?

by Philbracegirdle on Fri, January 20, 2012

Storytelling is a powerful tool to get students writing because it provides “opportunities to identify important details and dialogue, understand and recall stories and story elements, and practise oral language skills such as vocal expression and exaggeration.” Read the full article to find out how ICT can support these activities.
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The SEGfL Associates

by Philbracegirdle on Thu, November 10, 2011

The South-East Grid for Learning Associates was launched in August 2011. The group consists of former ICT Advisory Staff and experienced educational providers who are able to offer independent "quality assured" training and support to schools across the region.
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SEGfL Bugs Count Survey 2011

by Philbracegirdle on Wed, November 09, 2011

The Bugs Count project was launched by Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) and the Open University in June 2011 and will continue until the end of 2012. It is an exciting opportunity for primary and secondary school pupils to use ICT to help scientists learn more about i) the distribution of invertebrates across the country and ii) which species have successfully adapted to living in an urban environment.
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South-East Nature Watch 2011 Project Report

by Philbracegirdle on Sun, July 03, 2011

This summer over 800 schools from across South-East England have taken part in Open Air Laboratories Surveys (OPAL.) Visit the South-East Naturewatch website to find out how your school can take part in the OPAL surveys and use ICT to promote environmental awareness click and make the most of your school grounds.
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History2Literacy - Using census data in the primary classroom

by Philbracegirdle on Sun, March 13, 2011

This summer schools taking part in the 2011 Census project will have free access to the Find My Past http://www.findmypast.co.uk/website. Read the report to find out how you can use census data to support an enquiry based learning project.
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Hedge Watch Project

by Philbracegirdle on Tue, September 28, 2010

The Hedge Watch project is a wonderful opportunity for schools to gather data about life in our hedgerows. Data gathered and entered on the national database will be used to evaluate the state of our hedgerows and used to inform future actions that seek to encourage wildlife to visit and make their homes in and below the natural vegetation.
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The Kent Bird Watch 2010 Project Review

by Philbracegirdle on Tue, August 10, 2010

Find out how Kent primary schools are using the web camera technology hosted on the SEGFL to promote learning in and outside the classroom.
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The Maths in the School Grounds FlashMeeting Project

by Philbracegirdle on Wed, April 14, 2010

Launched in autumn 2009, pupils in six Kent primary schools used digital cameras to photograph mathematical problems outside the classroom. Back in class they were set the challenge to select the best ten digital photographs and for each design a mathematical problem. The task completed the digital photographs were then uploaded and stored on “The FlashMeeting Memo Board” ready for their peers to view.
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