Many thanks to all those who attended our LGfL Conference last week. This blog post is a round up of announcements made and links to presentations and keynotes.
Launched on Monday, this unique and engaging cross curricular resource is based around an original story commissioned by LGfL by the award-winning author Cath Howe. Space Adventures features a comprehensive set of resources for Maths, Literacy and Science and a whole self-contained Computing Unit created by max Wainwright, author of the popular Espresso Coding resource for primary schools. The resource features dramatic video content alongside a virtual reality experience. You can access the resource here.
Microsoft and LGfL launch Minecraft Education London.
Minecraft Education London, launched this week will be rolled out to 100 schools across London, the programme provided by Microsoft partner Prodigy Learning will enable pupils to use Code builder in Minecraft to develop their skills in coding and science, technology engineering and maths. In a world-first, they will also be able to take recognised certifications in Minecraft at KS2 and KS3 level, giving your people a unique way to show they understand these subjects. Training will also be available to teachers how to use Minecraft in the classroom. To find out more and to register an interest: www.minecraft.lgfl.net
LGfL and Google Neverware.
Given current budgetary pressures and compliance demands, it’s more important now than ever to find practical solutions that increase secure, cloud-centric access to computing in schools. LGfL and Google are committed to helping schools transform old kit into new kit with CloudReady. CloudReady is an operating system built on the same foundation as Chromebooks, devices on CloudReady run like new, enabling schools to increase reliable device access without having to buy new kit. Please fill out this form if you are interested in converting old devices into CloudReady ones through LGfL and Neverware.
VR Champions project with Avantis
Our latest champions project was also launched this week. This will enable 32 schools across London to become VR Champions. The project includes full device management and integrated LGfL AR/VR content including training support alongside a 50% discount Class VR, to register your interest please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our keynote presentations can all be viewed on LGfL TV by following this link.
You can view the introduction from John Jackson our CEO below:
Presentations from the seminars can be viewed by following the links below:
Microsoft Tools and Cloud Transformation – this was a live demo. Link to keynote slides
Thank you to all those who attended and have completed the feedback forms – for those who have not yet completed you have until Friday 11th May to be in with a chance to be entered into the prize draw.