Tag Archives: creativity

#CampED14 – new venue, same ethos.

This weekend was our second CampEd event and, if I am honest, I was very nervous about it. Dughall and I had lost our completer finisher from the 2012 event as Helen Daykin now has two gorgeous daughters to keep her busy and both of us are very different roles at work from two years […]

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Would you like chocolate?

At present at Long Sutton Primary we are going through a period of distinct change as we have taken on the challenge of undertaking curriculum and system change in a short period of time. We are currently looking at the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (having lost our dinner provider for next year), […]

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Ghost Island

  I was flicking through Twitter whilst struggling with a piece of work from school and saw this image from the Twitter address of Abandoned Places. The picture is available here. The tweet simply stated that: An island in Japan had a population density of 216,264 people per sq mile. It’s now completely abandoned. If […]

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Second World War resources (republished)

I have been working with some teachers recently looking at supporting them in their planning for forthcoming topics. I have decided to extend this work to develop a slightly more cross curricular set of links to resources and web links although as ever the main thrust will be Literacy and ICT but I have sought […]

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Space (republished)

I was speaking at a CPD session and chatted with a teacher about her forthcoming topic which she was calling “Space – the final frontier” which she was going to work on with her mixed Year Five and Six class. I put a few ideas together whilst we were chatting and made a request on […]

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Olympic Javelin Maths

I was working with a teacher today preparing a sequence of work on data handling. We were keen to develop a sequence which got the pupils (who are working between 3A and 5C) talking about and interpreting the data. We were not looking to avoid data collection and graph drawing entirely but the emphasis is […]

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#CampEd12

              In September 2011 a group of tweeps engaged in a chat about the deficits of the present conference / CPD model which then moved onto dreaming about how good a DIY conference could be.  Tim Rylands suggested that we could use his shed to host it and so #Shedfest […]

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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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Kidsmeet Blackpool

Yesterday Kidsmeet Blackpool took place at Hawes Side Primary School and I thought that people would be interested to hear about it.         The explanation of a Kidsmeet on the official site is KidsMeet is a concept developed from the success of TeachMeet. KidsMeet events provide children with the opportunity to speak about […]

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Storytyne

This morning I have been given the wonderful opportunity to attend Storytyne at the Open University in Newcastle. The session was introduced by Tim Rylands (@timrylands) who started the call for teachers to consider what the children are saying and the stories they are telling not necessarily which technologies they are using to produce them. […]

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