A year in the world of Twitter…

March 1st 2013

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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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

Classroom Practice CPD

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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.

Creative Maths – Lesson Ideas

February 5th 2013

Classroom Practice CPD

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Back in November I attended the first in three courses in a pilot for the LEA surrounding ‘Creative Maths’. Ever eager to attend CPD opportunities I approached the course with an open mind and had a great time. The session started with 3 activities around a room, one being an outdoor checkers board which had… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet MK #tmmk

January 26th 2013

CPD ICT Coordinator

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I have been considering organising a Teachmeet now for some time mainly due to how hard I have found it making teacher connections across Milton Keynes. There are pockets of connections here and there but nothing that I’ve truly been able to get into, even with over 6 months of making as many connections, web-based… Continue Reading.

Foundation Subjects with a Twist – the IPC

January 19th 2013

Classroom Practice ICT Coordinator

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Firstly, as is always the case, these are my own opinions and experiences based on a teacher in a classroom. I am not senior management so those aspects of the implementation and organisation are beyond my knowledge. In September my school started in International Primary Curriculum (IPC), something that we’d been preparing to do for… Continue Reading.

Children Interviewing Children

January 18th 2013

Digital Leaders ICT Coordinator

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When I was job hunting the year before last I had a few schools who used children to interview me as part of the interview process. This was usually either the school council or the year 6 heads of house asking a prearranged set of questions. This time when it came to the Digital Leader… Continue Reading.

Code Club

January 17th 2013

Classroom Practice Digital Leaders

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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.

Connecting with the world – opening our eyes!

Over the past term my class have made a range of connections around the world, including around the UK. This was partly a conscious decision on my part, due to the reception the children gave to our class blog last year I wanted to continue their global awareness and partly through opportunities arising. The children… 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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