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Anti-bullying week resources

Toanti-bullingmorrow marks the start of another Anti-bullying week. I know, like so many other areas in school, we don’t just deal with issues of bullying in one week but it gives us a focus; an opportunity to re-address key ideas and scenarios.

I hope the resources and links are useful. If you want the Publisher doc of the PDF, just email, comment or tweet me.

Anti-bullying week – PowerPoint (cyberbullying focus)

cyberbullying poster – PDF

Links

Interactive Anti-bullying video – you choose what happens.

http://www.aea1.k12.ia.us/en/school_technology/digital_citizenship__cyberbullying/

http://www.cybersafety.co.nz/

http://cargocollective.com/kzkdesign/Cyberbullying-PSA-Campaign

http://www.ricgroup.com.au/product/bullying-in-a-cyber-world-poster/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/Cyber-Cafe-Base/

http://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/online-bullying.aspx

http://www.internetmatters.org/issues/cyberbullying.html#deal

 

 

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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Edugeneral, Social

 

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ICT Surveys

I’ve been meaning to float these for a while but after a prompting from @dawnhallybone thought I’d get my digital finger out…

I’ve used these surveys with parents and children to get a simple snapshot of the school.

The first is a simple ‘hands-up‘ chart for teachers to ask children: esafety questionnaire

The second is a ‘what are your views/thoughts on ICT‘ for the parents: e-learning questionnaire

And the third is not mine, it’s @esafetyadviser’s – very detailed one: Parents Survey

By all means, copy, change, update. I need to update ours and re-do for this year and will float again once I’ve done so.

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2014 in ICT

 

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ICT policy: AUP

Here is our acceptable use internet policy – feel free to download, use, tweak. Thoughts for any changes, let me know.

Acceptable Use Internet Policy

acceptable-use-internet-policy (1) – Redraft 2015

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2013 in ICT, Thoughts & Musings

 

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E-safety presentation

So, on Tuesday I am to do my first presentation to parents and staff on e-safety. It should have been done some time ago but got postponed for many reasons. Of all the meetings that I’ve led (and I’ve led a few) this one has taken me the longest to prepare. Maybe it’s because it was my first dip into Prezi, maybe it was because there was just a wealth of information available or maybe, it was simply down to the fact that I know it is so important, that I didn’t want to take it lightly.

I have included a link to my prezi and the notes that I will use along with it as well as some of the resources I’m giving to parents. If you want to use any of them, feel free to tweak/use/abuse just let me know what you thought.

I’ll follow up this post with my reflections on how it went… we shall see.

Big thanks to Alan Mackenzie (esafety adviser) for all his help and ideas.

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Link to CEOP’s JIGSAW video via YouTube

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Posted by on January 20, 2013 in ICT

 

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New Year: New Projects

A little late in coming but I’ve been busy with projects – some new, some recycled.

Coming soon:

The mini-enterprise project. Working with year sixes on aspects of running a mini-business. They have to work in teams, partners and individually to work through a series of tasks (like the Apprentice but without the firing). This has worked really well in all the years I’ve ran it and gives the children a chance to showcase skills they might not always get to use in the classroom. We always finish with an interview, where each one of them has to have an individual chat with two professionals: sometimes local business people, sometimes teachers loaned from other school, sometimes governors. This is a brilliant ending to the project and gives them an opportunity to grow in confidence, perfect before our summer performance. I also take them to Frankie & Benny’s as their treat.

Summer performance. End-of-year shows/productions/performances are an integral part of any year six and a sort of reward after the hard work and slog through the cold start of the year in preparation for SATs. In previous years, we have put on Shakespeare 4 Kidz versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (scroll down to see all posts on the link)- challenging indeed. When I tell people we are doing Shakespeare, they look at us in amazement and raise their eyebrows in disbelief/respect/prospect of exhaustion? This summer I am toying with either The Tempest or Romeo & Juliet – we will see.

Grammar Test. The lovingly-named #spagtest is coming this May and, after seeing the sample tests, have had a mild panic. It was going to be hard work ensuring our sixes achieved the levels they needed in maths and writing and now they have to sit this beastly, boring test too. I know they should know what’s in there, that’s no excuse, but it just seems so intense. I will be posting some of the resources I make on here, soon.

Chrome Books. So, after seeing a tweet stating that they were getting a load of Chrome Books on trial, I jumped on that digital bandwagon and our shipment are expected soon. I will be posting about what we get up to when they arrive. Am pretty excited, just hope our WiFi can cope with it.

Investors In Pupils. Our PSHE lead and learning mentor are working towards the IIP standard and as part of it, we are doing several different things, such as: children writing their own non-curriculum targets (I can tie my shoelaces, I will tidy my room once a week, I will bake my teacher a delicious cake etc); sharing what the school budget is for and how it works and giving them a class budget; instead of class rules, we have rights & responsibilities – works well; I also introduced jobs, nothing new, but if the children want to do a school-based job: tidying book shelves, toy monitor, audio-visual team, hall monitors, they have to apply for it. Application Form. We are just starting out on this but know that no school in Derby has the standard yet. Exciting.

ICT revamp. My biggest job this year has to be the complete overhaul of the ICT curriculum. I have burnt the QCA folder and scattered the ashes so am in mid-completion of the long term plan for ICT across KS2. I want it to incorporate the new skills that children have and make it relevant and engaging. I have used @ianaddison’s ictplanning.co.uk to help with this.

E-safety. Alongside the new ICT curriculum, I wanted to make children and parents aware of how important e-safety is. I am running a couple of events this year and am hoping that it is something that will have a real impact on all.

#batttuk. I am working alongside my not-so-twin-like wingman @mrlockyer on a project called battt – basically, we are aiming to get more teachers involved in twitter (bring a teacher to twitter), we know how useful twitter is and want other teachers to reap the benefits of the digital staffroom. We are presenting at the teachmeet following Bett 2013.

There is a load of other stuff, but this will do… for now.

BGW

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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Family, Thoughts & Musings

 

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