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An Introduction to Infocow - a free resource for young people. Infocow links to hundreds of different websites and sources of information that can help make positive changes, whether that’s finding ...

An Introduction to Infocow - a free resource for young people. Infocow links to hundreds of different websites and sources of information that can help make positive changes, whether that’s finding out what to do after GCSEs, or what the first steps are to leaving home.

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    Introducing Infocow Introducing Infocow Presentation Transcript

    • Introducing...
      www.infocow.org.uk
    • Infocow
      Free to use resource
      Aimed at young people aged 14-19
      3 key features :
      Links to sources of inspiration and information to help young people take advantage of their rights and entitlements
      Gives specific rights information related on your search
      Is sociable: people, vote, comment and suggest resources. Can link to Facebook so people share useful sites between friends
      www.infocow.org.uk
    • What does Infocow cover?
      Anything that can:
      support young people to explore their interests and aspirations
      become more aware of their entitlements
      9 main ‘theme’ areas...
      www.infocow.org.uk
    • Work and learning opportunities
      Play and Recreation
      Staying safe
      Identity, Respect, Equality
      Friendships, relationships
      and support
      Creativity and Arts
      Participation
      and Voice
      Health and
      Well Being
      Community and environment
    • www.infocow.org.uk
    • Write search term and use the filters to narrow the search
      Create a profile and link it to your Facebook account to share useful links
      Vote and comment on sites
      Lots of different links, information, video
      Suggest new sites
      Specific rights information related to the search term
    • Where can you use ?
      In and out of ‘formal’ settings
      Informal tool to support young people in exploring their lives
      Formal Education
      - PSHE
      - Citizenship
      Extended services – support connecting young people to a ‘varied menu of activities’
      Part of youth engagement– connecting young people to opportunities, and extending staff knowledge
      Sharing your own resources
      And..?
      www.infocow.org.uk
    • Get in touch to find out more!
      www.infocow.org.uk
      kieron.kirkland@futurelab.org.uk
      twitter.com/kieronkirkland
      www.futurelab.org.uktwitter.com/futurelabedu