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.
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.
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.
I have been interested in the concept of Digital Leaders for a while now having spoken to Sheli Blackburn (@SheliBB) a lot about the different things they do and what advice she had for setting them up. If you are not familiar with them here is a basic explanation: Digital leaders are children within… Continue Reading.
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.
As my interactions on Twitter became more frequent I began being contacted by people with other school based projects similar to 100 word challenge; one of which was School of Puns. It is run similarly to the 100 word challenge; each week there is a drawing posted (the prompt) and children between 4 and 13… Continue Reading.
I have recently discovered the 100 word challenge for KS2 children. If you do not know what this is each week a prompt is posted, this could be anything from a picture, to a sentence that must be included to a genre being asked for. The children have just 100 words to fulfill the prompt…. Continue Reading.
Since starting my class blog (see the original post here: Class Blogging – The Future?)I have been working hard to find time in an already overflowing curriculum to show the children not just our blog, but other class blogs as well. We all know that as soon as you stop mentioning things, the children can… Continue Reading.