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The session on developing writing and booklist #cluedolit

In the final session I looked at the importance of ensuring that grammar has a role in the teaching of writing but is covered throughout the literacy sequence. We looked at how to play language games to ensure that the children saw grammar as practical and enjoyable rather than dry and dull. Firstly on slide […]

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Meet the characters

In this blog you can meet all of the characters who will be unveiled at the Northern Grid training – look out for Dug Hall the gardening detective!!! Characters in the Story

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DMC Day One

Today Chris Whitney and I met with the Lincolnshire Digital Media Champions for the first day of their training. The DMCs are teachers in schools which are part of this year’s Digital Media project – schools have been opted for either Film Literacy and GBL through Maths. Their role is to be the focal point for […]

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Training day

On the 5th September, 2011 I delivered a team development day for the team I am lucky enough to  work with in Lincolnshire. I had been asked to look at Web 2.0 applications, blogging, tweeting and other things of which they should be aware. The team covers all areas of Primary support and so there will […]

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Northern Grid Conference 2011

Today I was privileged to attend and deliver two sessions at the Northern Grid Conference which took place next door to Newcastle Racecourse. The approach taken by the organisers this year was different to most conferences as the vast majority of the seminars were delivered by people of whom they had become aware through Twitter, […]

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TM Bmoble

On Thursday on my way home from Kidsmeet I dropped into the Abundant Life Centre in Bradford to attend the second half of the Teachmeet following the BMoble conference. This blog post gives detail of the 7 minute presentation I gave on using Mario Kart as a stimulus for mathematical discussion. The background to this […]

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Teachmeet Presentation

I am presenting at Teachmeet BETT 2011 tonight and so have prepared everything to the finest detail. Unfortunately on the first runthrough I am 50% over time! So I have put my slides and the transcript on here so people can get the full details! It was intended to talk about what I have learned […]

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Music to support environmental themes.

This is my final blog post to support my presentation at the Growing Greener Futures conference which was titled “How to make Book Soup”. I have already listed books and short film clips  which could be used to support the teaching of environmental themes and in this post I will cover a small number of […]

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Films to support environmental themes

Yesterday I posted a blog giving a lengthy list of books I recommended during my “How to make Book Soup” session and as promised I am now following it up with the list of videos which I gave to the delegates. Tomorrow I will post a set of suggestions for music which will evoke a […]

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Growing Greener Futures Conference Booklist

Just before I was lucky enough to attend the Growing Greener Futures Conference in Stockton which was organised by Martin Waller. I would advise people to read Martin’s blog post on the day for further information. I was privileged to be asked by Martin to deliver a session covering books which I called “How to […]

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