Saturday, 18 July 2015

KS1 use Lync to video call the Talyllyn Railway in Wales.





The topic this halfterm at Rufford has been transport. The opportunity arose to Lync (Skype for business) a member of the railway. Mr Jones showed us round the railway and answered questions. In particular he took us into the carriage sheds and also into the signal box. He explained how the railway maintains an excellent safety record by demonstrating points, tokens and couplings. He also answered any questions that the children had.

This activity was incorporated a transport day by prior to the Lync call watching a series of photos about the railway and writing questions. We also discussed what was expected during the call, covering different aspects of esafety. After the Lync call we used the steam train app on the ipad to create our own stories.

You can view a photo video of the day here.

Lync is available to all schools in Nottingham, the teacher 365 email account is also your log in to Lync. If you would like help getting started please contact either myself or the Schools IT team.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

COMPUTING COORDINATORS’ CONFERENCE JUNE 2015




I hope that everyone who attended the conference found something useful to take back and share at their school. Files for the different sessions can be accessed here:







If you didn't come then feel free to use the files and if you have any questions about their content then I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Monday, 15 June 2015


SPOOF WEBSITES AND WHAT CAN BE LEARNT FROM THEM