Coordinating, Leading and Being a Leader – are they the same thing?

September 30th 2012

ICT Coordinator

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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.

Global Classroom Challenge

September 19th 2012

Classroom Practice

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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.

If you could choose what you learnt all day – what would you pick?

September 13th 2012

Classroom Practice

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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.

Going Global – Connecting your Classroom with the World

September 2nd 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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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.

Raspberry Jam

August 27th 2012

CPD ICT Coordinator Raspberry Pi

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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.

SystemEd Digital Photography in Schools

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.

What is ICT?

August 15th 2012

ICT Coordinator

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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.

Class Dojo as a Behaviour Management tool – looking back

August 10th 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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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.

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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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