1:1 iPad – Week 3: Broadening Horizons

October 15th 2013

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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.

1:1 iPad – Week 2: Exploration

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.

1:1 iPad – Week 1: Desensitising

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.

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.

New Beginnings

September 22nd 2013

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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.

SonicPi

August 28th 2013

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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.

Reflective Practice

March 9th 2013

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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.

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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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