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When the learners are in the lead

July 13th 2012

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As we are nearing the end of term we are currently having a lot of disrupted lessons due to school production rehearsals and other end of term events that are requesting the children. This then leaves us with a smaller group of children and some freedom to try what we would like to in the… Continue Reading.

Paper Blogging – Introducing Students to Blogging

July 12th 2012

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I have recently been thinking about the best way to introduce blogging to the new class – how can you explain the jargon and etiquette without trawling through endless blogs pointing out the features. I then stumbled upon a blog post about paper blogging: http://theinspiredclassroom.com/2012/06/making-paper-blogs-to-prepare-for-the-online-experience/ I shared this idea with my class and together we… Continue Reading.

Inspiring a generation of bloggers – Neverseconds

It is not often that something comes along so fittingly inspirational as the Never Seconds blog (see it here: http://neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk). If you have not yet heard the story ‘Veg’ as her screen name is, is a 9 year old girl who has become an internet sensation. She began writing a blog about her school dinners,… Continue Reading.

Olympic House morning for all

June 26th 2012

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This morning was the second of our house mornings with the theme of the Olympics. I find these mornings interesting to plan and ‘teach’ as you see children from years 3 – 6 interacting with each other. As well as these the activities obviously need to be suited for children of quite a vast age… Continue Reading.

Class Blog 2.0 – the next generation

I have now been successfully blogging with my class for a term and have seen a brilliant impact especially with my boy-heavy Literacy group. It has taken a lot of work, a lot of reminding and a lot of pushing the blog onto the children but we are getting to a place where the children… Continue Reading.

Do I hear a Twitter bird in the classroom?

June 6th 2012

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After reading Chris Edwards (‏@ChrisEdwards83) blog post about using Twitter in the classroom, here. I got to thinking about using Twitter in my classroom. Personally I have had an incredibly Twitter journey up to now, having starting using it properly in just February I now have just over 300 people following me and I have… Continue Reading.

Creative Fortnight – Flashback 70s

June 1st 2012

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Our final Creative Fortnight of the year was planned to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and so we were exploring ‘Decades’ and year 4 were lucky enough to have the 1970s. We were all very excited to begin exploring the era but there was just so much to cover from fashion, to music, to… Continue Reading.

7 Puzzle – challenge yourself as well as your students!

May 15th 2012

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Along with stumbling across the 100 Word Challenge and School of Puns I recently found Puzzle 7 via Twitter. Puzzle 7 is a maths challenge which is posted each day at 7am; the puzzles can be found on Twitter (@7puzzle) or on the 7 Puzzle blog: . The puzzles come in a range of difficulties… 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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