“Children’s access to the internet is not restricted to PCs or laptops. Those aged 12-15 are more likely than last year to go online using their mobile phones and are more likely to say that this is the device they would miss the most.
Since 2011, there has been a 50% rise in 12-15 year olds owning smartphone devices. Almost two thirds (62%) of this age group now has one – up from 41% the previous year. This is significantly higher than the UK average for adults of 45%.
Mobile phones are more important to this age group than any other device, even TV. Two fifths (39%) of 12-15 year olds now say they would miss their mobile phone more than any other device, up from just over a quarter (28%) in 2011. Only one in five (20%) said that they would miss TV the most.” (Ofcom October 2012 http://tinyurl.com/cqfp4k9)
Are you making the best use of the processing power that is sitting in the schoolbags of the majority of pupils in your classroom? Click here to read about how you can use your pupils’ smartphones to support the delivery of the curriculum.
SCRAN provides educational access to digital materials representing Scottish material culture and history. The website hosts 370,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. It can be used as a superior form of clip art or for particular learning applications. For learning, there are Pathfinder Packs for instant use; and tools such as Curriculum Navigator, Albums, Stuff, Create, Multicreate, Mini Website and Slides to let you discover, store, design, assemble and share your own learning resources.
Click here to view a demonstration of how to use SCRAN. You can use your Glow user name and password to log on to SCRAN. Click here to visit the site.
If you have Windows 7 then you can make use of Windows Live Movie Maker for video presentations and for animations.
Click here for further information.
Confusion often arises as to whether parents and relatives are permitted to take photographs during school events. The Information Commissioner’s Office has provided guidance on this matter. Although this advice has been issued to schools in England I think that it can help inform our decisions.
Click here to view the advice.