The week in brief…conferences all round!

With three teaching weeks until Christmas the CLC team are as busy as ever…here’s what we have been getting up to…

Last Friday evening Sarah and her co-author Myra Barrs, presented their research into the effects of blogging on children’s writing at the UCL Institute of Education to an audience of the London Association of Teachers of English (LATE) and PGCE students. For more info on Sarah’s blogging research click here.

The following morning, Blossom and Sarah presented to the Media Education Association primary conference at the BFI on the CLC’s activities with children using Minecraft.  The session focused on the importance of minecraft in children’s cultural media experience. They also showcased CLC family animations and ran an animation workshop. We’ve just added even more animated films made by families to Vimeo – don’t forget to have a look here.

Everyone had Sunday off.

On Monday Julia took the early train to Manchester to attend the EPALE/Adult Learning Digital Skills conference. The conference showcased various innovative approaches to digital learning including insight into open educational resources available on FutureLearn.  The day was great research for the new programme in development at the CLC to support families in Lambeth with their digital skills.

On Tuesday Joe and Sarah met with colleagues from CfBT to talk about development of the professional learning platform that we’re building for Egyptian teachers of English. Two weeks ago, Sarah travelled to Egypt with CfBT colleagues to visit schools in Alexandria

Louise spent Thursday morning showing 8 schools across the Gypsy HIll Federation the ins and outs of Flickr.

We wrapped up the week with our favourite event of the year, our Computing Subject Leaders Conference. It was a brilliant day of keynotes, sharing practice and hands on workshops. We were thrilled to be able to showcase the BBC Microbit, our fantastic Minecraft and City Planning workshop, and much more.





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