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Bett 2014

January 24th 2014

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My live blogging from visiting Bett 2014

1:1 iPad – Week 6: Usage Slump

November 21st 2013

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This week was the first week I have noticed a usage slump in the iPads. After weeks of finding reasons to use them to enhance to the curriculum this week seemed like a week which didn’t suit their use. I am not sure whether this is due to my own time constraints, not having time… Continue Reading.

1:1 iPad – Week 5: Normal Life

November 20th 2013

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My reflections for this week have seemed harder to come by than with other weeks. I don’t think this is down to a lack of using the iPads, or a lack of new ideas, but instead that they’re becoming ‘normal’ for classroom life for myself and the children I work with. This is undeniably a… Continue Reading.

Guided Reading – Inspiring a love of reading, not stamping it out!

November 14th 2013

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I began this academic year with a revelation about Guided Reading – I didn’t like teaching it. I love reading, as an adult I read whenever I can (although not as often as I’d like) but I did not like teaching Guided Reading! My previous school had a policy that all the children needed to… Continue Reading.

iPads – A Reflection on Models of Distribution and Pedagogy

I was going to include these thoughts as part of my weekly reflection about using iPads in the classroom but the further my mind delved the more distant I seemed to get from the basic pedagogy which I was trying to record in those weekly posts. Hence the post of its own. If you are… Continue Reading.

The Great R.E. Project – Focus 1: Overview of the Religion

October 28th 2013

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This week was the first official week of beginning the Great R.E. Project. We began with the following learning objectives which will take us through the next 3 weeks (although the SC will change each week). Focus 1 – To understand: where the religion started, how many people follow it, which countries have the most… Continue Reading.

1:1 iPad – Week 4: Reflecting

October 27th 2013

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At the beginning of this week I was lucky enough to have time out with a colleague to visit another school and see their use of iPads and Apple TV. As I’m sure you know, having time out to visit other schools is always great as you see so many different ways of doing things… Continue Reading.

1:1 iPad – Week 3: Broadening Horizons

October 15th 2013

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Week 3 of using the iPads, where necessary, in lessons and building their introduction gradually across the curriculum. My Maths class have now been regularly using the iPads for 3 weeks and have come accustomed to their integration. My class are most of the way through the desensitising process although I do still have to… 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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