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February 2017

Digital Schoolhouse Session – February I – Available

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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In our new half day session we explore the algorithms behind some of the classic computer games before working with your students to create their own curriculum-themed adventure game. To get in the mood students play the old ZX Spectrum classic 'The Hobbit' before working as games design companies to create their own text-based adventure game. We have had amazing feedback so far on our pilots of this new activity.  One school commented that one boy wrote more during this morning session than…

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Digital Schoolhouse Session February II – Available

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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In our new half day session we explore the algorithms behind some of the classic computer games before working with your students to create their own curriculum-themed adventure game. To get in the mood students play the old ZX Spectrum classic 'The Hobbit' before working as games design companies to create their own text-based adventure game. We have had amazing feedback so far on our pilots of this new activity.  One school commented that one boy wrote more during this morning session than…

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Computing ICT Leads Network Meeting

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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The next meeting of the ICT leads will be on the 15th of February 4pm at Monkwearmouth Academy Room 110 We are offering you the chance to take part in a pilot project with the BBC to encourage learners to create their own games. "Game Jam" will see teams of children from Sunderland Schools coming together, at a local venue, to compete to create the best game in a day. The event is being run nationally, supported by the BBC, and…

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Apple Regional Training Centre – Computing with iPad

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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Sunderland RTC

If you school has iPads or is considering getting them this is the course for you. We will go through a number of apps for the iPad that can support the delivery of the computing curriculum including how to make simple games and use th iPad sensors to trigger events.   It's suitable for: Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teachers and Teaching Assistants. A working knowledge of an iPad is needed for this session. Resources Required: iPad We…

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Digital Schoolhouse Session – February III – Available

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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In our new half day session we explore the algorithms behind some of the classic computer games before working with your students to create their own curriculum-themed adventure game. To get in the mood students play the old ZX Spectrum classic 'The Hobbit' before working as games design companies to create their own text-based adventure game. We have had amazing feedback so far on our pilots of this new activity.  One school commented that one boy wrote more during this morning session than…

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March 2017

Digital Schoolhouse Session – March I – Available

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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In our new half day session we explore the algorithms behind some of the classic computer games before working with your students to create their own curriculum-themed adventure game. To get in the mood students play the old ZX Spectrum classic 'The Hobbit' before working as games design companies to create their own text-based adventure game. We have had amazing feedback so far on our pilots of this new activity.  One school commented that one boy wrote more during this morning session than…

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Take better pictures in your classroom

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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I bet in school you take a lot of photos. Where do they end up? Do they clog up the school server? Are they uploaded en masse to your school website? This course was created in response for a headteacher that realised despite the volume of images that were being created he had very few high quality examples available to truly represent the amazing things that were going on in school. This course is designed to show you how to…

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Digital Schoolhouse Session – March II – Available

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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In our new half day session we explore the algorithms behind some of the classic computer games before working with your students to create their own curriculum-themed adventure game. To get in the mood students play the old ZX Spectrum classic 'The Hobbit' before working as games design companies to create their own text-based adventure game. We have had amazing feedback so far on our pilots of this new activity.  One school commented that one boy wrote more during this morning session than…

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Using your Storyphones effectively

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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If you have Storyphones - and many early years settings do - you may not be using them as effectively as you could. Maybe you have forgotten how they work, or the children have become bored with the lack of new content. In this course we aim to breathe new life into the devices by teaching you how to create new content. We will cover: How to use free software to create your own stories and songs for the devices…

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Digital Schoolhouse Session – March III – Available

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monkwearmouth Academy – Room 110, Torver Cresent
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
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In our new half day session we explore the algorithms behind some of the classic computer games before working with your students to create their own curriculum-themed adventure game. To get in the mood students play the old ZX Spectrum classic 'The Hobbit' before working as games design companies to create their own text-based adventure game. We have had amazing feedback so far on our pilots of this new activity.  One school commented that one boy wrote more during this morning session than…

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