Guided Reading and Skype – A Virtual Book Club

So here is a very belated follow up to my original Guided Reading post as well as a continuation to Stephen Connor’s post. As the post is quite long there are some navigation bits here so you can skip to what you want: Introduction, The Plan, First Group, What did the children think?, The Stats,… Continue Reading.

Bett 2014

January 24th 2014

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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My live blogging from visiting Bett 2014

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.

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.

Whole School Blogging – the next step

After a successful introduction to blogging for year 4 (see blog post: here) we have decided to extend blogging throughout the school. This will be the first major ICT initiative recently and will be a challenge for some members of the staff but I think it is important to ensure equal opportunity to children across the… Continue Reading.

Paper Blogging – Introducing Students to Blogging

July 12th 2012

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I have recently been thinking about the best way to introduce blogging to the new class – how can you explain the jargon and etiquette without trawling through endless blogs pointing out the features. I then stumbled upon a blog post about paper blogging: I shared this idea with my class and together we… Continue Reading.

Class Blog 2.0 – the next generation

I have now been successfully blogging with my class for a term and have seen a brilliant impact especially with my boy-heavy Literacy group. It has taken a lot of work, a lot of reminding and a lot of pushing the blog onto the children but we are getting to a place where the children… Continue Reading.

When a curriculum is full to busting, when do you find the time?

Since starting my class blog (see the original post here: Class Blogging – The Future?)I have been working hard to find time in an already overflowing curriculum to show the children not just our blog, but other class blogs as well. We all know that as soon as you stop mentioning things, the children can… Continue Reading.

Apple Teacher

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

Picademy Lead Learner


Google Certified Innovator

Certified Innovator

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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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