Feb 29th.net

Having only just introduced blogging to year 4 it quickly came around to the Feb29th.net blogging experience. In case you have not heard Feb 29th.net is the brain child of David Mitchel who is aiming to capture the world as it was on Feb 29th 2012. Everyone young and old was invited to join and… Continue Reading.


February 24th 2012

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During our ‘Africa’ creative fortnight (blog post: ) we explored the animals of Africa and as part of this we looked at the endangered Rhinos there. We had a look at the WWF website and found some information about what had been happening to them and how bad the situation was. This sparked year 4… Continue Reading.

Class Blogging – The Future?

February 21st 2012

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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Over the half term break I have begun exploring the idea of having a class blog; I asked on Twitter for examples of established blogs from which I received several suggestions and of course one blog led to another. My main interest was to get my head around blogging, how people managed to fit it… Continue Reading.

Google Teacher Academy

February 18th 2012

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When I first heard about Google Teacher Academy it was a USA-only event where educators got together and were introduced to various Google products to be use within the classroom. I was late at discovering that Google had since started running the academies in parts of Europe and that this year it was to be… Continue Reading.


February 16th 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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I have recently began tentatively re-joining Twitter (you’ll see my first attempt mentioned way back in May 2011) and seeing what it can off me; it comes strongly recommended although at the moment is very much like an alien-language…I can see the communication is happening but have no idea how to get involved and join… Continue Reading.

Air Transport Creative Fortnight

February 11th 2012

Classroom Practice

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It is amazing to think that it has been half a term (and a bit) since I sat down to share something I’d been doing. With Christmas quickly encroaching into the end of last term that was over and done and then this half term has flown by. This aptly introduces our most recent Creative… Continue Reading.

Africa Creative Fortnight

November 20th 2011

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For the last 2 weeks I have been ‘teaching’ or rather ‘participating’* in a Creative Fortnight at my school. This is where we go off timetable for the whole 2 week period, including Maths and Literacy and plan things just related to a topic. The topic for this Creative Fortnight was ‘Continents’ and the continent… Continue Reading.

The return of Prospero

October 28th 2011

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During my PGCE I blogged about a school who were participating in an experiential learning project using the character Prospero who set the challenge for the class to find out all about a period of time, in that case World War I, to then record it for a page in his journal. You can see… 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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