Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Live into a Jungle in Borneo to meet Orangutans

Children from Loxford School, Highlands Primary, and Mayespark Primary in Redbridge all connected live via V-Scene (JISC) to Borneo, Indonesia this morning. They spoke to experts from BOS ( Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) and the freedom five team that have been filming live footage of the mammals in their natural habitat with Vid4hire.

The children asked questions about the behaviour and characteristics of the orangutans and wanted to know how they communicated and survived in the wild. They met a baby orangutan named, 'chichi' with her family, and heard what noises she made.

Using video conferencing technology to connect live into natural habitats to see and meet animals  has enriched and supported the science curriculum for the KS1 and KS2 children. 

We wish to thank Vid4hire and the Orangutan Protection Foundation for allowing us to have this amazing live opportunity.  We look forward to many more video conferences to learn more about what we can do to  help this endangered species.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Impact of Remote Teaching


Video Conferencing for Global Learning are one of the remote teaching partners for Plan Ceibal, Uruguay.
VCfGL have been delivering thousands of English lessons directly from London through using their, bespoke remote teaching video conferencing solution, into classrooms across UY since June 2014.
The overall findings are conclusive; children learn English no matter what their social background and accelerated learning is evident in core skills for vocabulary, reading and grammar. Please see report below.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Meeting Tony Cottee

Pupils from across schools in Redbridge had the opportunity to meet Tony Cottee during World Book Day. Tony Cottee is a former West Ham United Footballer and England former professional footballer, a manager who now works as a television football commentator for Sky TV.

Pupils from over eight primary and secondary schools were able to ask Tony questions about his football career. 

Tony had some very wise words for the pupils "Don't give up ! Just practice hard and do your very best".