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.


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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A year in the world of Twitter…

March 1st 2013

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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.

The journey of one lonely tweet

February 13th 2013

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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.

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Switched on iPad: Science

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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