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Edmodo: Who Questions the Questioner?

May 15th 2014

Classroom Practice iPad


I have used Edmodo for a while now although I believe I only recently started using it effectively. In my last school I used it with my Digital Leaders as a way to set them tasks to do with a TA whilst I was teaching. They could upload their work when they were done and… Continue Reading.

About Me: Sway Grantham

January 21st 2013

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I’m Sway Grantham and I am a Primary school teacher in the UK…now, what else should I say? I have been trying to write this page for a long time. I know that the British custom of modesty may well be to blame, but I think it’s more that…I’m not sure what you want to… 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.

Code Club

January 17th 2013

Classroom Practice Digital Leaders

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What seems like ages ago (possibly in the Summer) I was lucky enough to get an offer from Neil Smith (@neilnjae), at a Raspberry Jam event, to volunteer to run a Code Club in my school. This week we have finally started, for those of you who haven’t heard of it check out their site… Continue Reading.

Connecting with the world – opening our eyes!

Over the past term my class have made a range of connections around the world, including around the UK. This was partly a conscious decision on my part, due to the reception the children gave to our class blog last year I wanted to continue their global awareness and partly through opportunities arising. The children… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Jam 3.0 – The best one yet…

November 10th 2012

ICT Coordinator Raspberry Pi

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So it was time again for the Raspberry Jam’s becoming a more and more exciting event in my calendar. As an educator that doesn’t even have their own Pi yet it may seem an odd thing to regularly attend but it’s exciting to see what people are developing and chat to people who have the… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Jam 2.0 – Adults enjoy learning too!

September 30th 2012

CPD Digital Leaders ICT Coordinator

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Talking through how to set up a Raspberry Pi from opening the box

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.

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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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