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In This Issue
MyL receives AHI commendation
Top sites link to MyL
Fun activities for the holidays
Showcase your digital projects
Is your MyL homepage up-to-date?
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August 2015



We hope you enjoy reading this edition of the My Learning Contributors' quarterly ebulletin - if you have any comments or queries, simply drop us an email on or talk to us on Twitter @mylearning_org.


Dom, Jen and Alison - The My Learning Team


First World War Medals Interactive Receives
AHI Discover Heritage Commendation
My Learning has received a commendation in the 2015 Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Digital Heritage Awards for the Our First World War Guardians interactive created in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries.

The biennial Digital Heritage awards recognise excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland. They are the only UK and Irish awards to recognise all types of heritage interpretation.

We received the commendation in the 'Interpretation for a Target Audience' category. Although the interactive did not reach the shortlist, the judging panel 'panel wanted to recognise the excellence with which it has been developed'.

The three organisations shortlisted in this category are:
  • Historic England and Wessex Archaeology - for the Iona II Dive Trail, Lundy Island
  • Royal Armouries and Artswork - for the Light Fever, Painting the Fort with Light, Fort Nelson, Fareham
  • Wellcome Trust and Big Heritage - The Roman Medicine Roadshow, various locations
The awards will be made in October at the AHI Conference - find out more about all the other categories and shortlisted entries in the 2015 Discover Heritage awards on the AHI website.
Top Sites Linking to Your Resources
Did you know that the following websites are all currently providing links to My Learning?
We're working hard to ensure these backlinks continue to drive traffic towards your content, but do you mention My Learning on your own website? If not, it would be great if you could include a direct link to your online learning resources as it helps to keep search engine rankings high and ensures your content is seen by more teachers.

The word cloud pictured at the top of the bulletin features the most popular anchor texts used by other websites when linking to My Learning - we think it's a great snapshot of the wide range of subjects teachers can expect to find on the site!

10 Fun Activities for the Holidays! 

We've put together a list of the most popular interactives and activities on My Learning below, all of which are ideal for occupying and entertaining young people in the summer holidays.


1. Minibeasts - create your own superbug!


2. Fossils Games - journey through time


3. My Faces - create your own portrait


4. Yong's China Quest - adventure game


5. Wacky Races - build your own vehicles


6. Animation Toolkit - four 'how to' videos

7. Investigate Science - over 60 experiments


8. Crazy Catapults - take the challenge! 


9. Mary Seacole - match the medicines


10. Car Constructor - test your design

Showcase Your Digital Learning Project:
Expressions of Interest Invited

Have you been involved in a digital learning project that you would like to share with your arts, culture and heritage colleagues?

We are planning a one-day event later this year which will bring together key stakeholders and practitioners to discuss the latest developments and policies in the field of digital learning.

The day will also include breakout sessions featuring a range of digital learning projects and we are inviting expressions of interest to individuals or organisations who would like to share their experiences with colleagues.

If you are interested in taking part, please email us on with a summary of your project and a suggested outline for a 40-minute workshop. Speakers will be entitled to a free place on the full day event in Leeds.

Is Your Homepage Up-to-Date?


If you haven't added any resources to My Learning recently (or if your organisation is listed but you don't have any content) it may be worth checking that the information on your 'homepage' is up-to-date.


You can find your venue(s) via the Contributors page, locate yourself on the Google Map or simply use the 'keyword' site search at the top right of every page. 


The main things to check for accuracy are your contact details, web address, opening times and details of your learning programmes



Let us know if anything needs updating on and we'll make the necessary changes straight away.


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