Category: Information Literacy

Making the most of Microsoft Edge web browser in education

Microsoft Edge web browser has a number of features which make it useful in an educational context. So if you’re not yet using it you might want to have a look, and if you are already using it you may find it worthwhile to explore some of the features you may have yet to discover! …

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Project Evolve – a framework and progression for educators to help equip children and young people for digital life

ProjectEVOLVE provides a framework and progression with matched activities and resources, to support anyone working with children and young people to equip them for digital life, from early years to age 18. ProjectEVOLVE takes the hundreds of statements from UK Council for Internet Safety’s (UKCIS) framework “Education for a Connected World” and marries together perspectives, …

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PowerPoint Presenter Coach to help become clear, confident and expressive when communicating & presenting

If you are looking for a way to support learners (or indeed, yourself!) to be clear, expressive and confident when communicating & presenting to others using digital tools​, then Microsoft PowerPoint Presenter Coach is a handy feature of Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award – iDEA

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an award programme which provides access to a range of free on-demand online courses. In completing courses from the wide range available they not only aim to support developing digital, enterprise and employability skills, the completion of the assessments built into each course provide the means …

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You are getting older – combining history with numeracy in the classroom

You’re getting old! This a an online tool where you enter a date, such as a birthdate, and the site presents a whole range of calculations related to that day by comparison to the current date and time. The calculations presented include (if it’s for a birthdate) exactly how old at that moment in time …

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Emoji, Symbols and Signs in Literacy and Learning

For conveying information quickly we all rely on signs and symbols every day, whether it’s finding toilets, exits, stairs or lifts in unfamiliar public buildings, or signs on roads warning of dangers ahead. We’re used to seeing symbols which convey information such as laundry washing symbols, packaging symbols, or about recycling products. And it might be said that …

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Be Internet Legends – Google and ParentZone internet safety educational resource

Primary schools are invited to sign up to receive the new free online safety resource developed by Google with ParentZone for children aged 7-11. This new “Be Internet Legends” curriculum is a free internet safety educational resource for pupils aged 7-11 years-old, created by Google along with Parent Zone, and includes lesson plans and activities, …

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Fake, Fiction or Fact? How can learners be helped to work out what’s true?

There are so many choices for sources of news for learners to find out about what’s going on the world today, whether printed media, online news sites or social media. But how can learners be helped to be able to work out if what they are reading has any substance in fact, how accurate the information is, or what …

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Feedback and more with Forms

Gathering feedback, taking quizzes to reinforce learning, undertaking surveys of views, signing up or registering for an activity – just some of the ways forms can be used by schools. And now there is the option to use Microsoft Forms – available as a free online tool which uses a Microsoft Office 365 account (available to all …

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Personalised On-Demand Professional Learning for Teachers about Digital Technologies for Learning – Microsoft Educator Centre

Microsoft Educator Centre is a site which provides free on-demand personalised learning for teachers in exploring the use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching – learning at a pace which suits each teacher on the topics they find most useful to them, at the time they need it. This online hub (often referred to as …

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