This week was the first week I have noticed a usage slump in the iPads. After weeks of finding reasons to use them to enhance to the curriculum this week seemed like a week which didn’t suit their use. I am not sure whether this is due to my own time constraints, not having time… Continue Reading.
My reflections for this week have seemed harder to come by than with other weeks. I don’t think this is down to a lack of using the iPads, or a lack of new ideas, but instead that they’re becoming ‘normal’ for classroom life for myself and the children I work with. This is undeniably a… Continue Reading.
I began this academic year with a revelation about Guided Reading – I didn’t like teaching it. I love reading, as an adult I read whenever I can (although not as often as I’d like) but I did not like teaching Guided Reading! My previous school had a policy that all the children needed to… Continue Reading.
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.
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.
At the beginning of this week I was lucky enough to have time out with a colleague to visit another school and see their use of iPads and Apple TV. As I’m sure you know, having time out to visit other schools is always great as you see so many different ways of doing things… Continue Reading.
Week 3 of using the iPads, where necessary, in lessons and building their introduction gradually across the curriculum. My Maths class have now been regularly using the iPads for 3 weeks and have come accustomed to their integration. My class are most of the way through the desensitising process although I do still have to… Continue Reading.
Ok, so now we have reached the end of week 2 for our iPad exploits. This week has been a funny week in school as year 6 have been out on a residential and as we share some topics with year 6 we have had some topics on hold. We did not manage to get… Continue Reading.