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Whole School Blogging – the next step

After a successful introduction to blogging for year 4 (see blog post: here) we have decided to extend blogging throughout the school. This will be the first major ICT initiative recently and will be a challenge for some members of the staff but I think it is important to ensure equal opportunity to children across 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.

Rethinking ICT – what comes next?

June 25th 2012

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After much build up and eager anticipation it was finally time for the Rethinking ICT conference being hosted by Chris Leach ‏(@chrisleach78). It was introduced as an opportunity for people to get together to discuss, plan and work towards a new ICT curriculum. This is a huge feat to work towards but the atmosphere was… Continue Reading.

Milton Keynes Teachers meet and share

June 20th 2012

CPD ICT Coordinator

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This week I was lucky enough to attend a new group being organised in Milton Keynes. The premise of the group is that without the support that the LEA used to offer teachers we need something else as a way to offer support and getting together and helping each other is the best way. We… 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

Classroom Practice ICT Coordinator

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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.

Becoming and ICT Coordinator – where to begin?

May 23rd 2012

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I have recently heard that I will be the ICT Co-ordinator in school next year which I am very pleased about. The school has not necessarily had someone who is focussed on the ICT and is eager to move it forward in recent years and this has meant, in my opinion, that it could be… 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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