Thursday, 16 December 2010

Redbridge Network Nominated for Award

The Redbridge Games Network has been nominated for an award for Hero Innovators & Innovations for Learning. The Network has been working on how games based learning can be used effectively in the classroom. This is an exciting opportunity and its all down to the public vote!

Text REDBRIDGE to 07950 080 667
(Its charged as a normal txt so don't worry about that!)

So get voting!

Check out the rest of the nominees here and more about the awards here.


LGFL Next Generation Learning - Spring dates

There are four opportunities for school leaders to benefit from the Next Generation Learning programmes in the Spring term. These are open to school senior leaders as well as ICT subject leaders. However, it is strongly recommended that at least two people attend from each school so as to take full advantage of the opportunity the programme provides for planning the integration of Digital Technologies across a full range of school activities. Wherever possible, one of those attending should be the head teacher.

The programme is delivered in the context of:

In an outstanding school:
  • Use of Digital Technology has a significant impact on OFSTED grades
  • Digital Technologies are fully integrated, ensuring pupils have the necessary digital skills to succeed
  • Excellent management of Digital Technologies ensures high levels of safeguarding for pupils, staff and data
  • Digital Technologies promote quality engagement with parents and the broader community

To book places please email and provide the following information:

  1. Full name, job title, School, LA, email address
  2. London MLE user name (Fronter) if you have one. (For access to programme resources)

Further information can be found at

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

New York and Oaks Park video conference

Students from Oaks Park spoke at the opening ceremony of the London-New York video conferencing partnership, set up by Mina Patel from London Grid for Learning.

Representatives and students from London and New York schools and local government were linked by video conference at the Tower Hamlets City Learning Centre. There was a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon by Lord Jim Knight (former Minister for Schools) in London and Charles Dedrick (District Superintendent) in New York.

Both Lord Knight and the Mayor of Havering were impressed with our students and they also found an appreciative audience in the New York students.

Here is the link to the news on Teachers TV taken by ITN