Matific Competition - Win Cash and Prizes

Matific, an online Reception - Year 6 maths resource that has proven to help improve maths test scores by 34%, is giving schools across the United Kingdom the chance to win over £50,000 in cash and prizes.

During the Matific Maths Games, students earn stars as they progress through Matific’s engaging and interactive maths games and activities. Schools will be competing based on the average number of stars per student, which means that everyone can compete on a level playing field.

It’s free to enter, so register today and give your school the opportunity to win the prize of £1,000 cash!

Register Your School here: https://www.matific.com/gb/en-gb/matificgames/school

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Going to BETT? Say Hello to E2BN on Stand 216

Ever been to BETT and left feeling exhausted? It can be easy to spend all your time fending off unwanted salesman that you don't actually achieve what you came to find out.

Concierge Service

We have the solution. As a framework, Think IT is your independent guide to BETT 2018. Our only interest is to find you the best solutions to meet the outcomes you want. Just tell us what you're looking to achieve in teaching and learning and we will take you to meet exhibitors that will best meet your needs. 

We can help you build your ICT strategy and make your visit to BETT 2018 worthwhile!

Google Stand

Thursday - 25th Jan – 12 to 1pm

LA briefing for up to 6 people on Google Classroom Technologies – hosted by Jem (education manager)

Independent Schools Council

            Think IT Stand B216

            Thursday – 25th @ 2pm

            Meeting of GDPR Research group to discuss finding before wider publication

SMART Sponsored event

Friday 26th - 9.45 to 10.45 – Pavilion Suite

Title

What is intelligent procurement & how will it make any difference?

Focus

LA’s & Trading services (IT Directors / Managers)

MATS’s – IT Directors, CEO’s, Finance Managers

Purpose:

An opportunity to hear from existing framework users to learn about the benefits of the Think IT framework, and how you can gain revenue and increased customer reach from intelligent procurement

Promethean

Opportunity to visit the promethean Stand (B98) and enjoy a private VIP tour of their Pavilion suite glimpse into the future as seen by DragonNet (Parent Co) inc: Immersive, Artificial Intelligence & Augmented Reality, technologies.

By appointment only

Talk to a Microsoft expert

Think IT are a Tier 1 csp & aer.

We’re in the expert area on the Microsoft stand throughout BETT, and would be happy to answer any questions about the forthcoming licencing changes to licences and pricing.

We’ll also be able to introduce you to various product specialist and experts, and well as arrange one to demonstrations. 

See E2BN @ Bett 2018

Come and see E2BN at Bett on Stand B216, to find out about:

E2BN Direct Broadband - safe, reliable and great value for money,
E2BN Protex web filtering - keeping you and your pupils safe online
E2BN ThinkIT Framework - straightforward educational procurement saving you time and money
You can also find out about E2BN's school-based online safety and computer curriculum workshops, GDPR and what the NEN The Education Network can do for you.

Find out more about Bett 2018

Child Abuse via Live Stream

You may have seen news coverage in the last few days about the increased threat of sexual offending via Live streaming apps. As well as directing you to our new resources on Live Streaming #LiveSkills that can be used to educate children, young people, parents and carers about Live streaming, it was important that we address the behaviour of sharing images and videos of sexual abuse. 

This week, CEOP received an unprecedented number of reports about a sexual abuse video, involving two children, which has gone ‘viral’. We hope you understand that for the purposes of the ongoing safeguarding for the children involved, we are unable to release specifics about the content in the video, however, we can inform you that the children are safe and that a man has been arrested and charged with several offences in connection with this incident.
 
The advice from police in relation to this video is that if children and young people receive it on any social media platform, they should delete it immediately and tell a trusted adult – a teacher or parent for example.
 
It is really important that they understand that if they show this video to someone else or forward it on to other people, they could be committing a crime and we want to stop that happening. The police have been clear that they do not want to criminalise children and that children won’t be in trouble if they’ve made a genuine mistake.
 
For professionals and parents finding out that images and videos of abuse are being circulated by young people and adults on social media, it can be a stressful time and difficult to know what course of action to take immediately. Here are some clear steps to take and important things to remember.

  1. Please never share a video or image depicting any kind of abuse involving children
  2. Each time a video or image of abuse is shared it re-victimises the child and increases the likelihood of blackmail, feelings of self-blame and powerlessness
  3. Report it to the platform it has been shared on e.g YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram etc
  4. Report it to CEOP if it is an image or video of sexual abuse involving a child with a link to where the video or image is hosted e.g YouTube, Facebook.
  5. If it’s not on a public platform and in only exists on a device ie. Phone, tablet. Once reported, with authorisation of CEOP or the Police, delete it from the device it has been sent to (if offender usernames are visible make note of them)
  6. Encourage other people to report if it is being shared publicly

If you work in a school or college and are concerned about what to do with peer to peer sharing of sexual images or videos you can refer to the ‘Sexting in schools and colleges guidance’
 
If a parent or carer is worried about a child seeing inappropriate things online Thinkuknow/parents has more information.

E2BN Broadband for Central Bedfordshire Schools

E2BN specialises in providing broadband and web filtering directly to schools and can provide your school with a replacement broadband service with minimal disruption.The E2BN broadband service includes the latest version of Protex web filtering, firewall, remote access (VPN) and local technical support and guidance.

Most schools taking the E2BN service in the Central Bedfordshire area will see a price reduction for a 'like for like' service and many will have the option of a faster connection.

In order to help you make an informed decision about buying broadband, we would like to invite you and any of your colleagues to an E2BN Direct workshop session. You will have the opportunity to discuss your quote and get answers to the specific needs of your school.

We are offering the following sessions:

Thursday 11th January at Clipstone Brook Lower School, Brooklands Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 3PG

There are 3 sessions available at 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm. 

 

Monday 15th January at Shefford Lower School, School lane, Shefford, SG17 5XA

There are 2 sessions available at 10.30am and 12.00pm. 

 

To book your place, please click here

If you haven't received a quote from us or can't attend one of the workshops and would like to discuss your requirements please contact us on 01462 834588

Broadband Leaflet

Protex Web Filtering Brochure

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