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Welcome to this the first e-news bulletin of 2016. Please feel free to forward this e-news bulletin to colleagues that you think would be interested in any of the items below. If you have any comments or suggestions on this bulletin or indeed any special requests for special software offers, please email them to SS4E.

News

  • Dens Road Nursery School 3D Printer pilot - see how Dens Road Nursery School implemented a 3D Printer pilot in their Nursery
  • The High School of Glasgow is hosting an iPads/Tablets for Early Years CPD on 25th February. This course is being delivered by Tablet Academy Scotland
  • ClickView - ClickView have launched Interactive Videos, bringing teachers and students the most engaging and advanced classroom experience. ClickView Interactive Videos come with built-in questions and additional information to keep your students active and engaged while watching videos, both in and out of the classroom. Using simple reporting tools, teachers will be able to quickly identify learning gaps for one particular student or for the entire class, making it a valuable tool to improve learning outcomes. For more information please contact Danny
  • Watch how RM Books is helping pupils at Harris Academy in Dundee
  • TCIB Installations are offering the Promethean ActivPanel 55" Supplied and installed for £1265 and the SMART 4055 interactive panel which is supplied and installed with a three year SMART Notebook license for £1595
  • New from BusyThings -Chinese Zodiac Project for Chinese New Year - This year the Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 8th February and is the year of the monkey. The latest Busy Project - Chinese zodiac - includes pictures of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac for colouring in. Chinese zodiac is the latest in a range of Chinese New Year related projects; also available Chinese New Year fireworks, Chinese lanterns and Chinese dragons and lions. To access Busythings Chinese New Year projects plus 100s more activities across the curriculum click here for your free 28 day trial
  • New from Busythings - Internet Safety PDF resource on the 9th February it is Safer Internet Day and Busythings have created a PDF resource to encourage children to think about safety when using the internet. To access the BusyThings Internet Safety PDF for free, along with over 400 activities across the curriculum, click here for your free 28 day trial
  • Clicker 7 is here. Launched at BETT, and Crick have organised a number of FREE breakfast seminars around the country for teachers to find out more. If you are interested in attending any of the breakfast seminars please click here for further details

New to the SS4E Website - this month is a guide from TCIB Installations on whether a school should choose and interactive screen or an interactive whiteboard and projector or an interactive projector

FREE Resources

  • Looking for some lesson plans to take advantage of the free resources within Glow available to you? Click here to download your resources!
  • The TESCO Eat Happy Project offers a range of free activities for parents and teachers. It aims to help children build a healthier happier relationship with food

Dates for your Diary

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