If you are a Manchester LA school you have had a Honeycomb licence purchased for you by the local authority for the next 3 years. In case you don't know, Honeycomb is a secure online publishing platform for schools. Within it children and teachers can create their own webpages, write blogs and collaborate using wikis. Children can comment on each other's work (facilitating peer review) and teachers can create templates for children to build on, supporting those with additional needs, or simply providing a scaffold.
I have been using Honeycomb in my classroom at Chorlton Park primary school in Manchester for over a year with years 3 to 6 and as such am ideally placed to deliver training that is rooted in classroom practice. I've written a few blogposts about Honeycomb on the way which you can read here. I am also a registered Lightbox trainer for Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
School based training
As a special offer schools can book a 2 hour extended staff meeting on Honeycomb for just £100 (half-price, also available outside Manchester LA, but travel expenses will be added). The session will be practical and will include the following.
- Building web pages full of rich content such as slideshows, mindmaps, video etc;
- Ways of using blogs;
- Setting up collaborative tasks using the wiki feature;
- Building and distributing templates;
- Lots of practical lesson ideas;
- E-safety advice.
To book, simply contact me by using the email link in the sidebar of this blog (john(at)creativeict.co.uk)