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Three Fantastic Computing Cpd Opportunities In The South West

Thu 07 May, 2015

There are three fantastic opportunties to gain some CPD for you and your school and they all take place in the South West and in Term Six!

WE:ICT 2015

This is an excellent local conference, which takes place at UWE, Bristol on the 2nd of July 2015. It mixes keynote speakers, interesting seminars and an exhibition hall, with lots of interesting companies exhibiting their products and services. This is a great chance to collect ideas for next year, to be inspired by other schools from the area and to meet other educators. Soft Egg are one of the main sponsors again this year and would love you to come and say hello to us on our stall!


For anyone who is interested in using Raspberry Pi in his or her school, this is the perfect training course. Not only is it free, but it is run by the makers of the computer themselves! The aim of the picademy is to give you a crash course in using the Raspberry Pi, from programming it, through to using it to create things. Our schools who have already had chance to attend this course, say that it is fantastic.


For the whole of Term Six, Soft Egg are offering cut price training sessions for your staff team. The training sessions will cost just £99 and there are three types of training to choose from:

Coding in the new Curriculum: This is an introductory session aimed at demystifying the subject and helping teachers to know what they need to teach and how they can go about it simply and easily.

Using iPads to Enhance Learning: This session will look at a set of iPad apps, which can be used as tools in a variety of different learning experiences. We will look at the basic functionality of each app and then look at how to plan those apps into lesson plans.

Using Web Resources to Enhance Learning: This session will focus on a set of free resources, which can be used across the different parts of the curriculum to enhance learning. We will look at websites available and talk about how to embed them into learning.

Soft Egg are an IT support provider who work exclusively with schools. As such, we are uniquely positioned to offer schools a wide range of IT services that are driven by and focused on learning. We currently work with schools in your local area providing school IT support services which include remote desktop support, on-site engineers, schools broadband, Wi-Fi solutions, IT suites, E-Safety and Cloud Data Backup.

To take advantage of this CPD offer or for more information on any of our services, please contact us on: 0117 287 2029 or via email: getintouch@softegg,