Archive Month: May 2014


Join the CLC team: Media Assistant Required

Teaching/Media Assistant £9.75/ hr London Connected Learning Centre is an education organisation that supports the use of innovative technology in schools. We are looking for teaching/media assistants to work on a casual basis to support our work with pupils, teachers and families. The role will involve supporting teaching sessions both at our centre in Clapham […]

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The Web We Want: Meeting Tim Berners Lee

The 8, 9 and 10 year olds from Crown Lane and Woodmansterne Primary Schools made a great contribution at last Wednesday’s #WebWeWantFest Think-In. We’d been invited by the South Bank Centre to help plan their festival to celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web. The children met Tim Berners Lee and asked him some great questions […]

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Girls Write Now – “Avoid excessive adjectives”

My final destination of the study visit was to a Saturday workshop run by Girls Write Now, part of a year long mentorship programme for ‘at risk and under served teenage girls from NYC public (state) schools. I felt like I’d travelled a long way since arriving in New York to cold wintry rain. I’d started […]

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Exploring digital writing with NYCWP at Lehman College

It was a pleasure to be able to return to Lehman College to meet again with the NYC Writing Project team and to share the findings of the CfBT trustees research Educational Blogs study I carried out with Myra Barrs. A week on from the teacher conference I felt familiar with this part of the Bronx and the Uni […]

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Dreamyard Project and Center

Having visited David Flores from Dreamyard at his placement at MS45 earlier in the week, I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Dreamyard Art Center, only a few blocks away from the New Directions School, after spending the morning with Paul Allison. When I first contacted the Hive NYC Learning Network to ask for suggestions of who […]

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Youth Voices at New Directions Secondary School: Engaging students in digital and non digital writing

Like most NYC public schools, New Directions shares space in a vast education complex housing several schools in one building. It occupies the basement of the Taft Education Campus. Only a year old, the school opened to serve students who are at least two years behind their peers and who come to school with a […]

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Global Kids at Global Neighborhood Secondary School

A number of individuals and organisations have helped me set up my study visit to New York and this chain of connections says something not only about people’s generosity, but also about our connected world and the role of networks. One of London CLC’s cultural partners, The British Film Institute, put me in touch with colleagues […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Media Lab

As part of my CfBT Trustee study visit to New York during the Easter school holidays I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don Undeen, manager of the MediaLab at The Metropolitan Museum of Art describes his two sides; ‘stuffy curator’ versus ‘arty hacker’ and how he synthesise these two aspects in   his work. I spent an inspiring afternoon […]

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