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http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/weather09/ Embedding ICT across the curriculum Kent Weather Watch 2008-9 A project for primary and secondary pupils Dear Colleague Following the success of Kent Weather Watch we are pleased to announce that the project will be continued to July 2009. Managed by a Team of county Leading ICT Teachers and Geography AST’s schools participating in the project will have the opportunity over the coming months to: Use ICT to creatively share information about the weather in their local area with schools in and outside the United Kingdom Compare and contrast the climate in different locations around the world Investigate how changes in the weather can affect the everyday lives of all living things Weather Watch 2009 – How to Register Schools planning to take part in the project should complete and return the registration form or visit the Weather Watch 2009 web-site to register online. All details about the project will be posted on the project micro-site. Once schools have registered they will receive a micro-site log-in and password. Teachers will also note that each school in the project will be given a web page where they can publish information and pupils work for other schools to view. Weather Watch Photographic competition - Monday 3rd November to Friday 7th November 2008 To launch the project this year pupils are invited to post digital images of the weather in their local area on the project micro-site. Each posted image should be accompanied by the pupil’s first name and the name school. Grouped in the age bands 5-7, 7-11 and 11-16 there will be prizes in each category to the winner and runners-up. Encourage your pupils to be creative and have a go! Weather Watch Special Events Day The Project Team plan again to organise “Special Events” days throughout 2009 to show how ICT can be embedded across the curriculum. The first of these days will be a repeat of the very successful “Operation Storm Warning” in February 2008. To find out more about this day click on the web link below. http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/view_page.php?id=513 Information about other special events will be published later this autumn on the project micro-site. Links with overseas Schools We are pleased to offer the opportunity for schools in the project to link with schools overseas. Following the very successful Weather Watch Overseas Schools Week in May 2008 schools will have the opportunity to use Super Clubs Plus to publish and share information about the weather with schools overseas. All schools interested in forging such links should contact Colette Cotton (Shepway 1 Leading ICT Teacher) or view the micro-site for more information. http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/view_page.php?id=521 Just over 3 weeks to the launch of Weather watch 2009! We hope many schools and Local Children Service Partnerships will support the activities planned for the coming year. And remember registering does not commit you to taking part in all the planned activities. Weather Watch is about selecting those activities that support the learning needs of your pupils and your planned curriculum. For more information about Weather Watch 2009 contact: Dr Gerard O’Sullivan Colette Cotton Karl Bentley Geography AST Shepway 1 Leading ICT Teacher ICT AST Homewood School St Mary’s C.E, Folkestone Ashford Oaks Primary Ian Coulson Phil Bracegirdle Carine Jacquel ASK Geography Advisor ASK ICT HOS Consultant (primary) ASK ICT HOS Consultant (secondary) Ian.email@example.com Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Hands on Support ICT Project Kent Weather Watch 2008-9 Registration Form Name of School Tel. No. Local Children’s Service Partnership Name of Teacher E-mail: Age range of pupils Areas of Interest Which aspects of weather and climate do you plan to study with your pupils? Record “YES” alongside all areas of interest. There is also space to add your own suggestions. Collecting and publishing weather data Using an Electronic Weather Station Meteorology Comparing and contrasting the weather in different locations around the world Establishing links with overseas Climate Change and Global Warming ICT and the Creative curriculum (Art and Music) The Weather Cycle Others – please specify Please return this completed form to: Maryan Wyles (PA to the ASK Primary ICT Advisory Team) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01622 203800 Advisory Service Kent Oxford Road Maidstone ME15 8AW Hands on Support ICT Project World Wide Collaboration Do you need motivation for your pupils with REAL learning experiences; do you want to embed ICT into the curriculum? Do you want to give a Global Dimension to the curriculum? By 2010 all children in the UK are meant to have established links with children from another country. Why not start working to-wards the British Council’s International School Award this year, at one of the entry levels? It really helps to-wards the school’s SEF review. Participate in the Kent Weather Watch 2008-9 project, and you will be able do all of these things. Schools from Iran, Kenya, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, Nigeria and many more, will be taking How can we all collaborate? part and telling us about the weather in their country. They will be recording simple weather data to enable real comparison of facts and figures, with the weather where we live. They will also be telling us about Winter will be mainly through in safe, educational Collaboration Customs and traditionsthe their country, their music and famous composers and also what and social website of www.superclubsplus.com (most of our healthy eating means to them where they live. Global Schools use this site) Schools will be able to link though online forums, to talk about the weather and data collected and pupils can e-mail their pen pals. Pupils will also be able to publish their poems, art work, stories and findings about the weather on their Home Pages, whilst schools can set up their own ‘Weather pages’ for pupils to contribute to. There will also be special ‘Global Weather Pages’ on SCP, as well as ‘Hot Seats’ linked to various aspects of the project, where pupils can ask expert appropriate questions. If your school hasn’t registered for Superclubsplus, then it will need to do so, as all schools need to be validated. Further collaboration with schools will take place in the form of snail mail, podcasts and flash meetings, which is available free to all schools; most of our International Schools also have these facilities in place. If you have any questions or need any help about this collaboration, then please contact me: email@example.com NB. Superclubsplus was promoted at Kent Twilight sessions last year for using and teaching Internet Safety to KS2 pupils. It is an International website with over 100,000 children using it and 10,000 teachers. It is cross curricular, creative and motivational and pupils can add graphics and sounds to their home pages. Above all this site is mediated by people who were in the whole, mainly teachers and who thus understand children’s and school’s needs. Weather Watch Photographic competition Monday 3rd November to Friday 7th November 2008 To launch the project this year pupils are invited to post digital images of the weather in their local area on the Weather Watch micro-site. http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/weather09/ Each posted image should be accompanied by the pupil’s first name and the name school. Grouped in the age bands 5-7, 7-11 and 11-16. Prizes! There will be prizes in each category to the winner and runners-up. Register You will need to register your school on the Weather Watch site first. Details are at the bottom of the Weather Watch site, click on register, or go here: http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/register.php?pid=95 For curriculum links look here: Creating pictures http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/qca/year2/unit2b.html Combining text and graphics http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/qca/year3/text.htm Monitoring environmental conditions and changes http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/qca/year5/monitoring.htm Multimedia Presentation http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/qca/year6/presentations.htm KS3 ideas: http://www.geographypages.co.uk/08wonder.htm Encourage your pupils to be creative and have a go! For more information contact: Karl Bentley ASONE ICT AST – Ashford Oaks Primary School Guidance Notes To view the site visit: To log-in and up-date the micro-site visit: http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/weather09 http://www.segfl.org.uk/microsites2/admin/ Log-in: your e-mail address Password: Change the Look Change the template, the banner image, logo image and colour scheme for this micro-site. File Area Upload new files (images, audio, video and documents) and manage existing files. Article Publishing Add a new article to the micro-site or edit existing articles. Video Blogs Record and add a new video blog, or manage existing video blogs. Video Stream Create and add a new video stream page on the micro-site, or manage existing video streams. Forum Approve and manage the topics and posts on this micro-sites forum. Forum Email alerts Change who receives email alerts when new forum topics and posts are created. Administration Review the administrators for this micro-site. Registrations Edit registration form and registrants for this Micro-site. Help Document – To be added Registering to take part in the project All teachers should click on the register tab at the foot of each micro-site page Teachers will be asked to forward the following information: First Name Last Name E-mail address Details of all new registrations will be stored in the Registrations folder An up-dated list of project teachers can be exported from this folder as a CSV file