I have been lucky enough to be given a 1:1 set of iPad minis for use within my class this half term(ish) for the purpose of trialling them and finding out what works and what doesn’t work. From here the school can then make an informed decision about how iPads impact on learning and whether… Continue Reading.
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.
This year I have started a new school for the first time since I began my first teaching job. Although only having been at my previous school for 2 years, I learned and experienced a wide range of things which has began to mould me into the teacher I wish to become. From here I… Continue Reading.
Today I was lucky enough to be taking part in a SonicPi workshop at the National Museum of Computing who have spent a very busy summer providing a range of activities for local children. The workshop was specifically aimed at 10 – 13 year old girls and aimed to get them to be creative whilst… Continue Reading.
Whilst attending a series of ‘Creative Maths’ courses funded by the LEA I have not only been exposed to a fantastic range of lesson activities and ideas but also to how to improve lessons through reflection and observation with a colleague. Now I always try to be reflective in my practice, one of the main… Continue Reading.
This February half term has been my 1 year anniversary on Twitter (actively using, not since I first signed up) and I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the impact that this has had on me, my teaching, my class and our learning. This time last year it was my NQT year and… Continue Reading.
One evening I was aimlessly looking through tweets on Twitter and I came across a very cool idea. Showing the power of Twitter visually, by mapping all the places people retweet it in a close amount of time. Below you can see the journey of my one little tweet in roughly 3 hours – I… Continue Reading.