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School of Puns – are any of your children comedians in the making?

May 13th 2012

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As my interactions on Twitter became more frequent I began being contacted by people with other school based projects similar to 100 word challenge; one of which was School of Puns. It is run similarly to the 100 word challenge; each week there is a drawing posted (the prompt) and children between 4 and 13… Continue Reading.

A true challenge: a story in 100 words

May 9th 2012

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I have recently discovered the 100 word challenge for KS2 children. If you do not know what this is each week a prompt is posted, this could be anything from a picture, to a sentence that must be included to a genre being asked for. The children have just 100 words to fulfill the prompt…. 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.

When Teachers Meet!

Unfortunately I was not about to attend the Naace Conference due to the expensive nature of it when my school would not pay for may, however, I was pleased to be able to attend the Teachmeet part of it. The turn out for the event was good and lots of interesting ideas were shared. The… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet – International!

This morning I had got up, reasonably early and decided to mark my spelling books. I was casually watching Twitter as I did this and saw that an ‘International Teachmeet’ was happening. I’d been to a Teachmeet before (see post: ) but never an international one which was entirely web-based so my curiosities drew me… Continue Reading.

Feb 29th.net

Having only just introduced blogging to year 4 it quickly came around to the Feb29th.net blogging experience. In case you have not heard Feb 29th.net is the brain child of David Mitchel who is aiming to capture the world as it was on Feb 29th 2012. Everyone young and old was invited to join and… Continue Reading.

Lankeu

February 24th 2012

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During our ‘Africa’ creative fortnight (blog post: ) we explored the animals of Africa and as part of this we looked at the endangered Rhinos there. We had a look at the WWF website and found some information about what had been happening to them and how bad the situation was. This sparked year 4… Continue Reading.

Class Blogging – The Future?

February 21st 2012

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Over the half term break I have begun exploring the idea of having a class blog; I asked on Twitter for examples of established blogs from which I received several suggestions and of course one blog led to another. My main interest was to get my head around blogging, how people managed to fit it… 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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