Gigajam across the National Educational Network

Gigajam’s award winning Essential Skills Course is now available in more schools than ever before with agreements that make Gigajam available in over 100 of the UK’s Local Authorities.

The UKs Regional Broadband Consortia lead the way in implementing the aims of the government’s strategy for ‘Harnessing Technology’. Six of the 13 UK RBCs, which make up the National Education Network, now provide all of their schools with access to a significant taster of Gigajam content.

Gigajam’s vision is to make learning a musical instrument available to All pupils and students, free at the point of access. We have a lot of hard work to do in enabling all students to be able have access to musical instrument lessons, whether they are at school, or at home, but we continue to make significant progress in support of the aims of our government’s Music Manifesto. Personalisation, Independent Learning and Assessment for Learning are just some of the ways in which Gigajam ‘Harnesses Technology’ to create genuinely affordable, sustainable and progressive opportunities to support music making in and out of the class room.

How to access Gigajam through your RBC

The first five lessons can be accessed at school from the participating RBCs listed below.

Glow - http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/gigajam/

The first five lessons are available to every teacher and pupil in Scotland, at school and at home through their Glow Login. Gigajam provides access to all 700,000 pupils across 2700 Scottish schools in each of the 32 Scottish Local Authorities:

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Clackmannanshire Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dundee City Council, East Ayrshire Council, East Dunbartonshire Council, East Lothian Council, East Renfrewshire Council, Edinburgh City Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Glasgow City Council, Highland Council, Inverclyde Council, Midlothian Council, Moray Council, North Ayrshire Council,  North Lanarkshire Council, Orkney Islands Council, Perth and Kinross Council, Renfrewshire Council, Scottish Borders Council,  Shetland Islands Council,  South Ayrshire Council,  South Lanarkshire Council, Stirling Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, West Lothian Council, Western Isles Council.

London Grid for Learning - http://gigajam.lgfl.org.uk/

The first five lessons are available to every teacher and student at school and at home in each of the 33 London Boroughs of:

Barking And Dagenham, Barnet Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City Of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney  Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow,  Havering,  Hillingdon,  Hounslow,  Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston Upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond Upon Thames,  Southwark, Sutton,  Tower Hamlets,  Waltham Forest, Wandsworth , Westminster.

Northern Grid  - http://www.northerngrid.org/index.php/component/content/article/59-music-resources/228-gigajam-essential-skills

The first five lessons are available to every teacher and student in the Northern Grid region:  

Darlington LA,  Hartlepool LA, Middlesbrough LA, North Tyneside LA, Redcar and Cleveland LA, South Tyneside LA, Stockton On Tees LA.

E2BN - http://gigajam.e2bn.org/

The first five lessons are available to every teacher and student in the E2BN region:

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex,  Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, Southend-on-Sea.

South West Grid for Learning - http://gigajam.swgfl.org.uk/ 

The first five lessons are available to every teacher and student in the South West Grid for Learning region:

Bath and NE Somerset, Bournemouth Borough Council, Cornwall, Dorset, North Somerset Council, Somerset County Council, Wiltshire County Council.

WMnet - http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/index.cfm?p=35,index&zz=20080708165547963

The first five lessons are available to every teacher and student in the WMnet region:

Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Dudley MBC, Herefordshire County Council, Sandwell MBC, Shropshire County Council, Solihull MBC, Staffordshire County Council

More from Gigajam

The first five lessons provide a great start for students from the age of 9 upwards. Gigajam has over 10,000 worldwide private students of all ages. Schools can upgrade to receive the full latest version of Gigajam’s award winning course, providing a substantial progressive pathway of study up to the equivalent of Music Grade 5. You can see the latest version online in our new Online Music School – GigajamVLE. http://gigajamvle.com

There are options suitable for all schools. Full details are available at http://schools.gigajam.com/ProductRange.aspx.

For a personalised quote for your school please contact Brian Greene.