Tag Archives: creativity

Wilderness Downtown

Earlier this week I put a call out to my PLN on Twitter for an inspirational video to show at a the digital conference (about which I blogged yesterday.) I had two suggestions made to show. The first was the video clip of the Mythbusters, Jamie and Adam, painting the Mona Lisa using a huge […]

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World of Books

I blogged yesterday about some work I had done with the Giraffes using google maps to show different seaside locations. Whilst working on it, I thought about how the maps could be used to fire up children’s reading or to support teachers / parents in choosing  books. The result I have arrived at is the […]

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Google maps

I have been playing with googlemaps for a little while and have tried to see how it could be in a slightly different way. I never  cease to be amazed at the ingenuity of fellow practitioners in their use of some of the free resources out there. In this case  the wonderful Giraffe class received […]

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Man on Wire

I have missed out on blogging for quite a few weeks for several reasons but am trying to repair that having blogged about the Giraffes. I have been working for some time on a small project linking books and films together for use in the Primary classroom and posted about books which had been made […]

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The Giraffes tweet with a comedian

At the end of the Spring term in 2010 the Giraffe class were due to cover riddles for the last week (which was only four days long as it finished with Good Friday.  This was part of a whole Key Stage plan to cover riddles in the run up to KS1 SATs. The teacher was […]

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Seaside books

I was talking to the teacher of Giraffe class about their work in the next summer term when they will be looking at a topic of the ‘Seaside’. We were talking about the best books to choose to use with this Year One class and after a few tweets Joy Simpson commented that this would […]

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Parps, Poo and Pants

I have posted recently about the strategic leadership of ICT so have decided to concentrate on literacy for this one. It is about time for another book recommendation post but I thought that I would go for something a little different this time. I am a serial collector of children’s books and have grouped some […]

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BETT 2010 Teachmeet takeover

I am sat quietly in a dark corner after my first day at BETT today. I have caught up with lots of friends, played #betttig and had a look around the stalls. As ever I have found that despite my great excitement at attending BETT the reality is often a disappointment. Many people are here offering the […]

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BETT 2010 Tedxorenda

I arrived in London at 5pm last night just in time to go to the first of the teacher curated events atthe BETT show. The event was hosted Bill Thompson (@billt) who is a well known technology writer in the UK and was designed to spark discussion about where we are going in our use […]

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Wallwisher snow project

On Tuesday morning I sat and watched my Twitter stream fill up with comments from teachers and advisors who were becoming increasingly snowbound. I saw a torrent of twitpics flood through of different snowy scenes and wondered if I was in class what would be the most effective way of sharing these with the children. […]

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