This weekend I stumbled across a Guardian debate about whether or not teachers should be called by their first name. You can see the original article here. The article begins with a story of a teacher, whom had previously been referred to as ‘Professor’ due to her level of expertise, experiencing a pupil’s unavoidable habit… Continue Reading.
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.
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.
The time is 8am and by this time in the morning I have relied on the Internet to complete 5 different tasks as part of my morning routine. Rising to the sound of my alarm, I check social media and news sites for an update into the happenings over night. Happy that the world is… Continue Reading.
After a very long and exhausting day previously (even though it was spectacular) you can imagine that everyone rolled in a little bit later today, looking a little more bleary-eyed and not as ready-for-action or prepared for the day ahead. You’d be wrong. As the post is quite long there are some navigation bits here… Continue Reading.
Wow, what a day! It is now 10pm on what has proved to be an exhaustingly amazing day at the first ever Picademy. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Picademy as someone who has used a Pi in a classroom setting, particularly in a primary setting. I was told… Continue Reading.
Below is my live blog which myself, and anyone else tweeting with the #Picademy hashtag contributed to throughout the two days at Picademy. It includes many photos and examples of lots of people’s ideas and hard work and not just my own. I was merely a collator. I used Twitter to post to the live… Continue Reading.
So here is a very belated follow up to my original Guided Reading post as well as a continuation to Stephen Connor’s post. As the post is quite long there are some navigation bits here so you can skip to what you want: Introduction, The Plan, First Group, What did the children think?, The Stats,… Continue Reading.