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Bett 2014

January 24th 2014

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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My live blogging from visiting Bett 2014

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.

1:1 iPad – Week 2: Exploration

Ok, so now we have reached the end of week 2 for our iPad exploits. This week has been a funny week in school as year 6 have been out on a residential and as we share some topics with year 6 we have had some topics on hold. We did not manage to get… Continue Reading.

1:1 iPad – Week 1: Desensitising

I have been lucky enough to be given a 1:1 set of iPad minis for use within my class this half term(ish) for the purpose of trialling them and finding out what works and what doesn’t work. From here the school can then make an informed decision about how iPads impact on learning and whether… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet MK

1st March 2013

Teachmeet MK #tmmk

January 26th 2013

CPD ICT Coordinator

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I have been considering organising a Teachmeet now for some time mainly due to how hard I have found it making teacher connections across Milton Keynes. There are pockets of connections here and there but nothing that I’ve truly been able to get into, even with over 6 months of making as many connections, web-based… Continue Reading.

Foundation Subjects with a Twist – the IPC

January 19th 2013

Classroom Practice ICT Coordinator


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.

Children Interviewing Children

January 18th 2013

Digital Leaders ICT Coordinator

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When I was job hunting the year before last I had a few schools who used children to interview me as part of the interview process. This was usually either the school council or the year 6 heads of house asking a prearranged set of questions. This time when it came to the Digital Leader… Continue Reading.

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Switched on iPad: Science

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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