Paper Blogging – Introducing Students to Blogging

July 12th 2012

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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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.

iPad App – Flipboard, the app you never knew you needed before you had it!

July 10th 2012

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I have recently invested in an iPad after some deliberations over whether I really needed one and could therefore justify the money. I decided that in fact it would be a good investment as without a smart phone I regularly found I needed to quickly look something up or use it whilst I was out… 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.

E2BN Teachmeet

June 26th 2012

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Unfortunately due to being out at Rethinking ICT I was unable to attend the E2BN conference (just too many fantastic things happening at once) however, I was slightly early so I did manage to sneak into the end of a Raspberry Pi session. There were some absolutely fab ideas for using Raspberry Pi’s from a… Continue Reading.

Olympic House morning for all

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.

Rethinking ICT – what comes next?

June 25th 2012

CPD ICT Coordinator

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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.

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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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