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Digital Leaders Philharmonia Virtual Reality Day

On Monday, 26 September our Digital Leader Programme launched at the Southbank Centre. Over 50 children from six London schools had the opportunity to explore the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new interactive exhibition ‘Universe of Sound. The CLC Digital Leader Programme supports children and young people who have taken on a role championing the use of digital […]

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Education, Arts and Technology: Free conference for arts education specialists

Education, Arts and Technology Opportunities and risk in the digital age  Wednesday 28 September 1pm – 5.15pm FREE If you want to explore the use of digital within your programmes and are interested in how schools are using technology within and beyond the curriculum, this free half-day session is for you.  Targeted at education and learning departments within creative […]

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Free Film CPD with Into Film

This academic year London CLC are partnering with Into Film to offer film and animation training entirely free to educators working with young people aged 5-19 in schools, youth or community groups. Filmmaking has the power not only to increase educational attainment for pupils across the curriculum but also to empower teachers with an exciting new […]

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Summer Computing Conference and Game Changer Challenge

Computing Conference This week computing subject leads joined the CLC team for our bi-annual Computing and New Technologies conference. It was an excellent day full of learning, exploring and sharing. We were delighted to be able to showcase the latest classroom technologies including the new Lego Wedo, Robotic Arm, Gravity Sketch, Virtual Worlds with Google […]

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Vacancy for a teaching and learning consultant for computing and technology

Salary: Up to £37,000 depending on experience. Job application submission date: Monday 23rd May 5PM Interview date: Thursday 26th May London Connected Learning Centre (CLC) is expanding its programme for schools and is looking to recruit a full time teaching and learning consultant for computing and technology from September 2016. London Connected Learning Centre (CLC), […]

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Music, Movies and Microscopes

Pupil Workshops The week kicked off with html coding, creating websites, and learning that we can’t trust everything we read on the internet! On Tuesday, Blossom’s Year 2 class from Kings Avenue took a closer look at the patterns found in nature using microscopes, and Rowan oversaw some smashing computer games created on Scratch Jr. Musical […]

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Film-making, data-logging, coding and costumes

Pupil workshops Louise had a great start to the week working with one of our new Lewisham schools, Haseltine Primary, very creative Beebots mats and clever problem-solving.  Later in the week we spent the day in Lark Hall Primary trying to find the best plant growing conditions using data loggers, then on world book day some […]

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Virtual worlds, blockify and evidence and assessment

Straight back in at the deep end this week! Virtual Reality and the Microbit Half term gave the team plenty of opportunity to experiment with some new ideas. Rowan has been working on all things virtual reality, looking at ways to incorporate Google Cardboard into exciting learning experiences for pupils next year. Meanwhile, Joe and […]

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E-Safety: Safer Internet Day 2016

Schools have a huge responsibility to help their pupils navigate the risks that pupils and their parents and carers face as the explore the ever-growing on-line world.  The CLC have a wealth of experience helping children and young people to become responsible and respectful digital citizens and address concerns around core issues such as content, […]

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Google Cardboard lands at CLC and BETT is upon us

Google Cardboard With the weather finally getting colder and Christmas firmly behind us the CLC team found a unique way to escape the January blues this week with the long awaited arrival of our Google Cardboard.  Potentially the world’s coolest piece of card, it allows users to experience virtual reality on their smartphone. We love […]

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Alpha Products London Technology Day

Alpha Products will be running a London Technology Day at our centre in Clapham on Friday 11th December. The event will showcase some of the latest technologies for education, as well as providing useful insights on overcoming some of the key issues faced by schools implementing new technology. If you would like to attend please […]

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Hurrah we won a Dragon Award!

The London Connected Learning Centre, in partnership with IBM have been awarded a Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award for their work supporting primary school teachers in the teaching of Computing. The CLC has been working with IBM for nearly 15 years, supporting their community team in delivering their CSR programme.  The Dragon Award for Education and […]

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The week in brief…an early start

It was a very early start this Monday as the whole team made their way to the Southbank for the final celebration of the ReflectED research project in partnership with Rosendale Primary and the National Education Trust. The action packed day saw pupils, teachers and headteachers from 28 schools from across the country gathering together […]

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Join us for our Summer Computing & Technology Conference – 11th June

Computing and Technology Conference Thursday 11 June 9am – 3.30pm at London CLC TO BOOK email: Kim Morrison kmorrison@londonclc.org.uk These popular conferences for Computing/Technology subject leaders, heads of Computing/Technology and teachers interested in the use of technologies across the curriculum will ensure that colleagues are fully informed about the very latest in technology in education. […]

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EdTechExpo South London – Thursday 23rd April

The CLC are delighted to be partnering with Hill Mead Primary School and Elementary Technology to run EdTechExpo for South London schools. It’s a fantastic opportunity to view the latest technologies and network with suppliers and other local schools in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We hope to see you there! Hill Mead Primary School […]

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Testing a Visualiser: VidiFox i-3130

I was delighted to have the opportunity to trial the VidiFox i-3130 visualiser in my classroom especially after attending a session at the CLC where the many features were demonstrated and explained and I left there feeling very inspired. I found that it was fairly easy to set up and use although I did find that at times it […]

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New York / London Scratch games link up

At last week’s London CLC technology and computing teacher conference, keynote speaker Miles Berry reminded us of the wisdom and relevance of Seymour Papert; “children need to experiment, they learn best by making things to show to others”. This is a great description of our aims for a Scratch games link up with a school in […]

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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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BBC School Report 2014: Pupils takeover the news

BBC School Report 2014 Thursday 27th March is BBC School  News Report Day 2014. Enthusiastic news teams from Dunraven School in Streatham and St Thomas More Language in Chelsea and Fulham, worked with London CLC to report on the stories that matter to them. Here are the students reports, along with their editorials explaining their […]

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