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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.

A Brave New World: The Computing Curriculum Unleashed

June 25th 2014

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This week marked my school staff’s first official introduction into the new Computing curriculum. I, myself, have been on a big journey since the Computing Programme of Study was first announced. When I first heard about it I was surprised and shocked, would we be able to teach this? How on earth would I be… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Pi in the Classroom – Step 1

I have a Pi but I haven’t plugged it in and I’m not sure where to start… A few people have asked me about getting started with Raspberry Pis so I decided to blog about how I introduced them into my classroom. This was with a class of year 5s (9-10 year olds) but I… Continue Reading.

The Great R.E. Project – Focus 1: Overview of the Religion

October 28th 2013

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This week was the first official week of beginning the Great R.E. Project. We began with the following learning objectives which will take us through the next 3 weeks (although the SC will change each week). Focus 1 – To understand: where the religion started, how many people follow it, which countries have the most… Continue Reading.

The Great R.E Project – The Plan

September 29th 2013

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In my school I teach R.E. across the whole of year 5 and 6 which means 4 times a week! We have 45 minute sessions and the children had already told me that they found R.E. uninteresting due to a lot of repeated content and dull lessons. This led me to the idea of focussing… 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.

The monsters come to town…or at least to class…

July 16th 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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After reading a blog post by Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic) about his ‘Friendly Monsters’ (see here: I was excited to try Class Dojo’s website a try for a new way of behaviour management in class. Here’s how it works. The teacher creates a Class Dojo account and then creates a ‘class’ I started with my… 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.

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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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