Tag Archives: curriculum planning

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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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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Musings on gender differences

Last week I was moderating the UKedchat discussion on gender differences. For those who don’t know about this forum it is an excellent place for people interested in education to get together to discuss a topic which is selected using an online poll. Ian Addison wrote a great blog post about why UKedchat is so […]

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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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Digital Media Conference

Today I am delivering a keynote at the Lincolnshire Digital Media Conference and promised the delegates that I would blog about what I showed them today. Digital Mapping Google maps allows the user to put placemarks on specific places on a map. I made a google map which was linked to Streetview and used the […]

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UKLA 2010

Last week I attended the International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) at the University of Winchester, England. It is a wonderful place to meet with teachers, advisers, academics from all over the world. It is a chance to catch up with old friends and make new connections. I will add to this […]

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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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