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Global Classroom chat – Life as a Moderator

November 20th 2012


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Global Classroom chat this week, asked me to co-host; which I was very excited about. I joined @ICT_Integrator for this months chat on the topic ‘How can we support students to inquire into global issues that help develop empathy and compassion?’. The chat starts and there are a great range of teachers from across the… Continue Reading.

Global Classroom Challenge

September 19th 2012

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Today my class began the Global Classroom Challenge and so far we are really enjoying it. For anyone who doesn’t know the GCC challenge (see: gives every child in a class a pedometer for them to count the number of steps they do each day. Their daily steps in the ‘real’ world take them on… Continue Reading.

Global Classroom chat

July 18th 2012

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This July was the first time which I had heard about Global Classroom chats on Twitter. These are a series of chats which are hosted at times appropriate to the various timezones around the world. The first chat I participated in was Canada, USA and UK and the topic was ‘Blogging as a Vehicle for… Continue Reading.

Going Global – Connecting your Classroom with the World

September 2nd 2012

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E-twinning Earlier this year I first heard of the website e-twinning at the Naace Teachmeet (see post here: For those of you who do not know e-twinning is a website ( which unites schools from across Europe giving them a space: “to find each other, meet virtually, exchange ideas and practice examples, team up… Continue Reading.

About Me: Sway Grantham

January 21st 2013

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I’m Sway Grantham and I am a Primary school teacher in the UK…now, what else should I say? I have been trying to write this page for a long time. I know that the British custom of modesty may well be to blame, but I think it’s more that…I’m not sure what you want to… Continue Reading.

The life of a teacher

July 18th 2012


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After Global Classroom chat this week Laurie Renton (@RentonL) wrote this fantastic blog post about the life of a teacher (see it here: The main gist of it explains how being a teacher is more than work, it is a lifestyle and there are those that ‘get it’ and those that ‘don’t’. I absolutely… Continue Reading.

A year in the world of Twitter…

March 1st 2013

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This February half term has been my 1 year anniversary on Twitter (actively using, not since I first signed up) and I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the impact that this has had on me, my teaching, my class and our learning. This time last year it was my NQT year and… Continue Reading.

Foundation Subjects with a Twist – the IPC

January 19th 2013

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Firstly, as is always the case, these are my own opinions and experiences based on a teacher in a classroom. I am not senior management so those aspects of the implementation and organisation are beyond my knowledge. In September my school started in International Primary Curriculum (IPC), something that we’d been preparing to do for… Continue Reading.

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Contributed four lesson plans surrounding embedding the use of tablets to enhance learning in Science for Switched on iPad: Science

Teaching with Tablets

Contributed two chapters titled ‘Visible Learning’ and ‘Children as Researchers’ in Teaching with Tablets

Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Contributed some annotated lesson plans to model what to consider when ‘Planning Computing’ in Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Contributed a lesson and some discussion (half a chapter) ‘Extending Computing to Meet Individual Needs in KS2’ in Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

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