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End of Year in Learnanywhere

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It is that time of year again when you need to migrate your pupil's data in Learnanywhere. It is a very simple and quick process that should not cause you any problems. At the end of the school year you can move your year groups on and transfer pupils to their new classes.  You can move members from one group to another or delete users in a group, for example year 6 pupils or the school council group ready for the new school councillors to be elected in the new school year.  You may also wish to reset the rewards
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Engaging Pupils Using Easter And Your VLE

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Easter is fast approaching and pupils and teachers alike are excited about the break. Surely Easter and the history of it has been discussed in class so why not making use of your VLE to learn more about it? This can be done either in class or even over the holidays. If the tasks are made fun then the children will be excited to “work” even during the holidays.

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Design An Alien Avatar: The Winners Are Announced!

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If you follow Webanywhere on Twitter (@webanywhere_ltd) you may have seen that Planet Sherston have now announced the winners of the Design An Alien Competition. What a fine selection of aliens they are!

The competition was launched just before Christmas, with every primary school in the UK invited to enter their best alien artwork. The winners would win Planet Sherston goodies for their school’; the alien crowned the overall winner would then be recreated and appear as a brand new character in Planet Sherston.

Thousands of incredible entries were sifted through after the January 31st closing date, and early this week
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The Planet Sherston Pedagogue

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In the latest of our guest blog posts on Webanywhere websites, e-Learning Consultant Alison Hales talks about one of her favourite e-learning products, the ever-popular Planet Sherston - which is available as a bolt-on to Learnanywhere.

 

Pedagogy as you will know is the art and the science of education. If I was to ask someone what  a pedagogue is, the most likely response would be “a teacher.” The word Pedagogue comes from the Greek word,  “παιδαγωγέω (paidagōgeō)”* which literally translated means “to lead the child”.

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Pupil Premium: Improve Achievement With Learnanywhere

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Around one in five children leave primary school without having reached a sufficient standard in reading and writing. This means they are at a big disadvantage when they enter the secondary curriculum, and risk falling further behind. It is therefore essential for those struggling at primary education to gain extra tuition so that every child reaches the basic standard expected when starting secondary school.

 

It has been found that those children who come from disadvantaged homes struggle more to attain the national average. There is a 16% difference between disadvantaged pupils and others at the age of 11. This has

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Global Grid For Learning – Easier e-Learning

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In the first of a series of blog posts from members of the Webanywhere team, e-Learning Consultant James Norris discusses the Global Grid For Learning – and how he has seen it help teachers.

For too long, teachers have had to rely on their own knowledge of e-learning content to populate their online classes. Many teachers know to use content from sources like BBC Bitesize and Youtube. But what then?

 

There are a number of issues that arise when using sources like this:


How long does it take to find content on these platforms?
Does this content work in my VLE?
How long does
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Free Events From Webanywhere

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So, last month we announced the winners of the Create Your Character Competition. Five fantastic avatars designed by primary school children will now be recreated for use within the Learnanywhere VLE.

As the winners begin to appear in local papers around the UK, celebrating their victories, Webanywhere has begun announcing a series of free e-learning events – many of them at winning schools, who have kindly agreed to be the hosts.

 

Most of the events feature CEOP Ambassador Tracey Gentle. Tracey is a former teacher with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to e-learning. Plus, as a CEOP Ambassador she

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