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CamJam – I made it at last!

Today I finally made it to the Cambridge Raspberry jam after what seems like a million calendar clashes preventing me from attending the previous events. I have heard lots of positive comments about this event and I wasn’t disappointed! The morning begins with a programming workshop for children which this time was hosted by the… Continue Reading.

iPads – A Reflection on Models of Distribution and Pedagogy

I was going to include these thoughts as part of my weekly reflection about using iPads in the classroom but the further my mind delved the more distant I seemed to get from the basic pedagogy which I was trying to record in those weekly posts. Hence the post of its own. If you are… 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.

Digital Leaders – Half a term in…

November 10th 2012

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It has now been half a term since I began the Digital Leader project at my school (see post here). From the very beginning I had a group of eager members who wished to get involved. I allowed all members that completed my application form to join and then a couple of others who hadn’t… Continue Reading.

The end of the first chapter…

July 20th 2012


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So it is now official, I have seen my report and I have passed my final assessment. I am no longer a ‘Newly Qualified Teacher’, I am a fully qualified out there alone teacher. Interestingly Milton Keynes LEA, who run one of the NQT induction schemes in the area, have this year extended the courses… Continue Reading.

E2BN Teachmeet

June 26th 2012


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Unfortunately due to being out at Rethinking ICT I was unable to attend the E2BN conference (just too many fantastic things happening at once) however, I was slightly early so I did manage to sneak into the end of a Raspberry Pi session. There were some absolutely fab ideas for using Raspberry Pi’s from a… Continue Reading.

Code Club

January 17th 2013

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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.

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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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