Educational Resources for Safer Internet Day 2014

Childnet are pleased to announce that they have now launched their educational resources for Safer Internet Day 2014! http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2014/schools-packs

The resource packs for primary and secondary schools include quick activities, lesson plans, assemblies and posters. There is also a parent pack, which includes everything a school might need to help them host a parent session.

They would also encourage you to join the Safer Internet Day supporters list. Over 40 organisations have already joined and are being profiled on the UK Safer Internet Centre home page and our supporters page.

 To join the list, all you need to do is complete the registration form, telling us what you are doing.

Europe Month – Polish Resources

During Europe month, the Safer Internet Centre (http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/) are keen to promote some of the fantastic resources that their colleagues across other safer internet centres in Europe have created.

Specifically, for the growing Polish population in the UK there are some great internet safety tools from the Polish Safer Internet Centre which Polish-speaking children, young people and parents can access and use:

http://www.sieciaki.pl/ – an online portal with lots of engaging content for children and young people aged 6 – 12 

http://www.wsieci.tv/ – one for young people aged 12 and over 

http://www.necio.pl/ – a brand new website with animations, videos, games and songs for pre-school aged children

And finally, a great resource for parents .

No More Paper

Don’t forget that you can review, read, download or order DCSF publications online.  To save paper, information isn’t sent to schools unless you have specified that you want to receive it.  You can browse summaries of each document or resource at the online publications for schools website (see link below) Regular email alerts let schools, or others who register, know of publications that are considered useful or essential. You can order publications to be delivered to an address of your choice, or download them direct. Go to www.teachernet.gov.uk/publications and view the step-by-step guide to using the service.

Free photos of Havering and London on the National Education Network

http://gallery.e2bn.org/gallery1457-.html

John Pugh  (former HIAS ICT Consultant) has kindly uploaded a range of photographs of areas across Havering to the National Education Network.  Click on the link above…

There is also a set of photographs of the ICT archive held at CEME – so, if you are looking at how technology has changed then there are images here too – that can be added to PowerPoints, digital videos, Word documents etc.

Additionally, there are photos of London at http://gallery.e2bn.org/gallery1398-.html 

Thanks John.

AV Concepts – NB. No longer an approved HIAS supplier

To All Schools Please note we are not continuing to recommend AV Concepts as a supplier on the Havering ICT ‘Shopping List’. There have been protracted and ongoing issues with quality of support and follow up.A new ‘shopping list’ and procurement guide will be available in May.If you have any specific questions and issues please do get in touch.Kind regardsPennyPenny PattersonGeneral Inspector ICT

HIAS – Havering Inspection and Advisory Service

Posted by: Penny Patterson – General Inspector ICT HIAS