Tag Archives: curriculum

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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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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Promoting Reading

Today I worked with a group of teachers about firing up the teaching of reading. Here are some of my musings on the matter. Reading is an art and something which we should seek to pass onto children. It is imperative that teachers have a good understanding of which books are available for them to […]

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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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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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Story England

I posted earlier this week in the post World of Books about the google map idea which is developing nicely. Today I received a tweet from @JenniferMichie telling me about the wonderful Storybook England website which places well known books set in England on a map. This is a slightly different map to the one […]

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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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