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Safer Internet Day 2015: 10th February

Safer Internet Day

The theme this year for Safer Internet Day is about keeping the channels of communication open between parents/carers and young people about their online activities.

Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting children to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. The most important thing you can do is to  stay engaged with your children’s digital lives.

Often we hear about the negative impact that the internet and new technology has on young people, but on Safer Internet Day we want to celebrate the positives and to explore what we can all do to make sure that all young people have a positive time online.

Teachers can find related resources and lesson activity plans here

End of term Christmas ICT activities

For those of you looking for some festive activities for the last few days, you might be interested in these free resources produced by the website StudyLadder.  Normally, you have to create an account to get your hands on their resources, but there is no sign-in necessary for these ones.  There’s absolutely tons of them!

Grateful thanks to Sandra O’Neill at CALL Scotland for sharing these resources.

Fading image from your board projector?

You can order a new projector in one of two ways:

  1. Call AVM on 0845 26 26 600. Provide the school ledger code  and they will invoice the school directly.
  2. Send the order details and ledger code to ITServiceDesk@eastlothian.gov.uk  and they will raise a formal PO via Pecos.

ELC no longer has any interactive whiteboard projectors (or lamps) to offer at subsidised costs therefore cost will be £295 plus £95 installation.  The new Epson EB-X20 projector replaces the EB-X11 model.

Accessing emails from home

There are significant changes taking place on the
Council’s corporate network to enable the Council to meet the
requirements of the Public Sector Network or PSN, including switching off Outlook Web Access (OWA)
and blocking access to the Home Working System with personal equipment and
currently issued Council equipment.

Just to confirm…….This does not affect school staff accessing emails from home via OWA.