Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WorcsICT is moving!

In order to demonstrate what can be achieved with resources available to Worcestershire schools in the current procurement round this blog has been moved to the following location:

Using the simplicity of J2E to author posts and J2Webby to organise the blog we hope to show that blogging really is child's play!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Primary ICT Network meeting resources

Those colleagues who were unable to attend either of the Primary ICT Network meetings can see the main presentation and some of the resources used on Edulink... in Learning technologies... Resource Filter... Recent KS1 and 2 courses

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Should Facebook be available to under 13s? Join the debate...

DigitalME have launched the national Facebook Age Debate hub and they hope you will add your point of view, info and knowledge around the question of whether under-13s should be allowed onto Facebook - officially.

The Facebook Age Debate hub will provide space and resources for people who want to add their views and will also run a series of online polls to gather essential benchmark information around the discussion.

DigitalME are an education social enterprise, based in Leeds. They decided to build this debate hub in response to questions posed by children and teachers who have taken their Safe online safety course, supported by the Nominet Trust.

Join the debate here

Monday, 10 October 2011

The Crick Software blog is now live!

Crick are very excited to announce the launch of the Crick Software blog!
The blog will enable different members of the Crick team to share their knowledge and expertise with customers, and will include:
• Hints and tips from their Curriculum Support Consultant on getting the most out of the software
• Updates on how schools are using their other products besides Clicker5
• International news
• Help from the technical team regarding frequently asked questions
• Advice and announcements

Their current top topic is explaining how a Year 4 class has created multmedia books to record science experiments in a very novel way.

To subscribe to the blog, visit

They are also looking for any news or events that you may have as a result of using their software. This gives you access to a wider audience and an opportunity to celebarate your success.

Friday, 30 September 2011

This summer's Education City Champions!!

Congratulations to St Thomas More Catholic First School who were the top users of Education City activities over the summer holidays. The children completed a massive 2,463 activities in the 6 weeks!

They are also the third most active school in Worcestershire over the past 12 months.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

KS2 ICT Capability survey

Many thanks to the colleagues who completed the on-line survey of KS2 ICT standards. A report will be sent to you in the next few days.

Sadly less than half of primary and middle schools with Y6 pupils in them provided data but thankfully the sample was sufficient to work with.