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Virtual Reality - how applicable is it for schools?

by Heather Hadfield on Fri, March 17, 2017

An introduction to the potential for using Virtual Reality in the classroom.
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Green Screen and virtual worlds

by Heather Hadfield on Wed, October 22, 2014

Imagine playing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, walking tightrope above Niagara Falls or performing magic to a packed house in Las Vegas. Such feats are technically possible when real-life green-screen video footage is combined with scenes recreated within a 3D virtual world like Second LifeTM. This article details how students at Ashcombe School recently visualised their own a cappella version of Pharrell Williams' tune, 'Happy'.
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Advice for schools considering broadband options

by Heather Hadfield on Tue, November 19, 2013

To help schools in that are considering their options for Education Broadband Services, SEGfL has produced a number of advisory documents.
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SEGfL Buying Association- SBA

by Heather Hadfield on Wed, April 03, 2013

The SBA is a new service being offered to all schools within the South East Grid for Learning, specifically designed to save your school money.
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MB Learning Solutions- Distance Learning Open Day

by Heather Hadfield on Tue, May 15, 2012

MB Learning Solutions would like to invite all secondary schools and colleges registered on JVCS with VC hardware to take part in their LIVE Open Day via Video conference on Wednesday, May 30th. Students and teachers can meet the tutors and experience what it would be like to do a distance learning course via Video conference for Latin, Mandarin, Criminology, Psychology, Law and Sociology.
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Recordable Talking devices

by Heather Hadfield on Mon, April 16, 2012

Examples of recordable talking devices and how they can be used across the curriculum
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Research project for schools -Disease Dynamics

by Heather Hadfield on Thu, October 13, 2011

Following on from the success of our Disease Dynamics projects in 2007-08 and 2008-09, we are inviting schools to participate in a new research project, looking at how the movements of school-age children can be used to model the spread of epidemics. This will be a collaboration between researchers in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge and schools, facilitated by the Millennium Mathematics Project.

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New workshops with Natural History Museum

by Heather Hadfield on Wed, September 14, 2011

The Natural History Museum has some exciting new videoconferencing opportunities for schools this year. Meet the Scientist will now be available to schools via a streamed videoconference while the new Fieldwork conferences will give students the opportunity to find out what is involved in planning and taking part in scientific expeditions.
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Free videoconference workshop with author Alan Gallop

by Heather Hadfield on Wed, May 12, 2010

This free workshop is offered by the National Coal Mining Museum. Alan Gallop is the author of Children of the Dark, an insightful book that investigates the children who worked in 19th Century coal-mines and the legislation that stopped them. The conference will last 45-60 minutes long and take place on the 2nd July. It will be suitable for KS3/4 students and will have a History/ English focus. Early booking recommended.
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