It was only in the last few days that I have been thinking about being a leader and what that is. Upon undertaking this year I have been given the responsibility of the ICT coordinator role but does this make me a leader? More so is a ‘leader’ that easily defined? Can you lead without… Continue Reading.
Today my class began the Global Classroom Challenge and so far we are really enjoying it. For anyone who doesn’t know the GCC challenge (see:http://www.gccjunior.org/) gives every child in a class a pedometer for them to count the number of steps they do each day. Their daily steps in the ‘real’ world take them on… Continue Reading.
This week’s UKedchat “How can we create a curriculum where all subjects are valued equally?” and during these discussions we got to thinking about whether all subjects should be valued equally, are they of the same importance? It was then that Martin @ICTmagic asked if anyone had ever asked the children what subjects they valued… Continue Reading.
E-twinning Earlier this year I first heard of the website e-twinning at the Naace Teachmeet (see post here: http://swaygrantham.co.uk/naace-teachmeet/) For those of you who do not know e-twinning is a website (www.etwinning.net) which unites schools from across Europe giving them a space: “to find each other, meet virtually, exchange ideas and practice examples, team up… Continue Reading.
This week I attended the first Raspberry Jam at The Museum of Computing, Bletchley. I currently do not own a Raspberry Pi device yet but I am interested in getting one and wanted to see what uses other people were making of them. I enjoyed the meeting, there was a variety of people (although I… Continue Reading.
Using Twitter I was able to come across some free courses this summer and as I had been looking into Digital Photography I thought these would be a great way to pick up some new skills. The courses are run by Mike Mcsharry (@mikemcsharry) and are completely free with the hope of sharing knowledge with… Continue Reading.
I have already posted about being told I would be ICT co-ordinator next year and creating a children’s questionnaire, see the post here: Becoming and ICT Coordinator – where to begin? . Well from there I began thinking about the responses and one question specifically stuck with me ‘What is ICT?’ as I reported in… Continue Reading.
Having used Class Dojo in my classroom for about a half term I have found it to be a great motivator for the children especially in encouraging learning outside of the classroom. Each morning I display the points so far for the children to see and then at the end of the week they get… Continue Reading.