Archive Author: <span class="vcard">James Goddard</span>


The benefits of Family Learning

Testimonies from our “Digital Stories” and “Animation” courses This year, our Family Learning team ran 6-week courses within local primary schools across Lambeth. The courses brought families together to work on projects such as creating their own digital books, exploring photography and creating short animations. These courses had a wonderful impact on families, not only […]

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Minecraft and Architecture: the students perspective

Earlier this week, London CLC ran a ‘City Planning in Minecraft’ workshop with the year 5 class from Reay Primary school, Lambeth. At the end of the workshop, the teacher (Miss Coates) gave us some lovely feedback on how the use of Minecraft had motivated many, ordinarily very reluctant pupils, to write. This prompted us […]

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Emily and Joey’s Work Experience – at London CLC

Emily’s experience… I am currently studying for a BA in Primary Education at Kingston University and as part of my study I had to undertake a two-week placement in an ‘alternative setting’. One of my lecturers recommended the CLC to me. I am quite a creative person, but before this placement, I didn’t know how […]

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Straight into action after half term!

Coming into the final term of the year it’s all systems go. London CLC have been on the road this week with visits to: Haseltine Primary school to carry out Online Safety workshops with year 4 classes City Heights Academy where we started an Animation course Immanuel and St. Andrew CE Primary school looking at […]

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Is your school’s IT a headache?

Why do most school’s technicians dread coming back to work after long holidays? It’s because nearly every time they are back to work there is a message waiting for them saying that there is something very wrong with the: internet/printers/servers/wireless… etc   Is it possible to prevent these situations?    The school IT network is […]

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Family Learning puts parents and children on an equal footing

Computing skills can often feel like the biggest gulf between parents and children, with the younger generation often being the ones teaching their elders, and parents feeling distant from a huge part of their children’s lives. This is where we come in. CLC Family Learning provides a place where learners can not only improve their digital […]

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Book Creator online coming soon

Book Creator is probably one of the best apps I’ve used. I’ve returned to it time again whether creating rhyming books or recording science investigations. It’s a versatile tool, that allows for easy content creation across all curriculum areas and age groups.        Once complete, a digital notebook can be exported to iBooks, […]

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My work placement at London CLC

If I ever had any doubts over game based learning, a week at the London Connected Learning Centre has ensured there is none left. This week has taken me on a journey; whilst also learning for myself, I have supported children’s learning through the use of creative programming and design tools such as Scratch, Minecraft […]

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