Tag Archives: ICT

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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Gove’s speech at BETT

    This morning I awoke to the news on Radio Four that Michael Gove had a significant announcement to make at the BETT show in London around the teaching of ICT.  I always find it interesting when Gove talks about ICT because the first eighteen months of his tenure as Secretary of State have […]

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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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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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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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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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The ICT and Literacy Adventures of a Left Handed Summer Born Boy

Today I am delivering a keynote at the Lincolnshire Fast Forward Conference – this is a showcase of the wonderful work taking place in some of the Primary schools in Lincolnshire where the use of multiliteracies, film, gaming and meaningful ICT is supporting children in their learning. I will put the slides onto slideshare but […]

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Definitely worth a read

I am aware that my audience is a mixture of people who are interested in edtech and those from the literacy side of my work. I thought that it might be interesting for those who have picked up this blog address from my literacy work to see some of the blogs that I have read […]

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Flattening out the rollercoaster

As part of my blogs on reducing the rollercoaster effect within a Primary school I am now going to talk about another strategy that was used in my last school. This was emphatically not just down to me as the Deputy Head but a whole Senior Management approach. My role was as Deputy Head with […]

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