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South East Schools First World War Project - Article 3

by Heather Hadfield on Thu, May 22, 2014

This project is an opportunity for schools to participate in activities around the 1914 Christmas Truce.
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Video Conferencing on a Shoestring

by Heather Hadfield on Wed, October 31, 2012

I have been keen to explore video conferencing for some time now but have always seen it as something that is expensive. I know of a few schools that have rooms set up for video conferencing. These are sometimes high tech set ups that have cost thousands. I have always worried about value for money and felt we may not get enough use to make it worth the out lay. However at Hampshire's ICT conference last year I was lucky enough to hear Heather Hadfield from the SEGFL talk about video conferencing. She drew my attention to a much cheaper alter native called JVCS desktop. JVCS desktop allows users within schools to video conference using the JANET facilities with nothing more than a webcam and a microphone. To use JVCS desktop you need to download and install a free application called ConferenceMe. Heather also drew our attention to the many video conferencing opportunities free to schools. Several museums run sessions. For example the National Archives run a number of free sessions aimed ay KS1-KS3.
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How can digital resources help us accurately interpret the past?

by Heather Hadfield 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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