Here comes the snow – Let’s get learning

December 10th 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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More and more frequently we are now experiencing a snowy winter which I personally think is great. Snow is regularly complained about along with how the world stopping for snow, we don’t see it that often and so it’s understandable that we want to make the most of it! However, do we all make the… Continue Reading.

Abstract Art in the Classroom – What is Art?

December 1st 2012

Classroom Practice

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This term’s Creative week was probably the most challenging in terms of subject knowledge for me. To tie in with our IPC unit this term we were exploring abstract art. We focused on the art of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and build the children up with a range of materials. We began by exploring… Continue Reading.

Global Classroom chat – Life as a Moderator

November 20th 2012


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Global Classroom chat this week, asked me to co-host; which I was very excited about. I joined @ICT_Integrator for this months chat on the topic ‘How can we support students to inquire into global issues that help develop empathy and compassion?’. The chat starts and there are a great range of teachers from across the… Continue Reading.

E-Safety – Where to Begin?

November 10th 2012

ICT Coordinator

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Since taking over the job of ICT Coordinator I have been trying to revamp the ICT in our school, offering the children a wider range of opportunities and experiences and ensuring staff are as supported as possible when using ICT in lessons. With this in mind what’s becoming more and more apparent is the need… Continue Reading.

Digital Leaders – Half a term in…

Digital Leaders

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It has now been half a term since I began the Digital Leader project at my school (see post here). From the very beginning I had a group of eager members who wished to get involved. I allowed all members that completed my application form to join and then a couple of others who hadn’t… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Jam 3.0 – The best one yet…

So it was time again for the Raspberry Jam’s becoming a more and more exciting event in my calendar. As an educator that doesn’t even have their own Pi yet it may seem an odd thing to regularly attend but it’s exciting to see what people are developing and chat to people who have the… Continue Reading.

Moving from Parent-Teacher conference towards Parent-Child conference

October 10th 2012

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So it has come to this time of year again where we start preparing for our first parents evening of the new school year. I understand the need for parents evenings and I think that they are valuable when you can get parents to attend however it always felt that it should at the very… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Jam 2.0 – Adults enjoy learning too!

September 30th 2012

CPD Digital Leaders ICT Coordinator

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Talking through how to set up a Raspberry Pi from opening the box

Apple Teacher

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

Picademy Lead Learner


Google Certified Innovator

Certified Innovator

Map Flag Counter

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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