Tag Archives: ICT

ICT mentors

At the start of the week I blogged about my frustration with the apparent acceptance across Primary teaching of what is, at best, an incredibly mixed picture in the teaching and application of ICT across the curriculum. I have talked a great deal about the dangers of the rollercoaster of expectation and experience in my […]

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Fighting spirit?

Yesterday I went to watch my son run in the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships in a cold and muddy field near to Lincoln. In several of the races there were some incredibly talented runners who won by a significant distance followed a pack of chasing athletes in their wake. In several of the races there […]

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Lesson study

I have been talking a lot recently about the lesson study model of collaborative classroom based CPD – this has been in my work delivering CPD, working with teachers in schools and more recently in discussion on Twitter with my PLN. The lesson study has its origins in the Pacific rim and most widely in […]

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Audioboos from BETT

A very quickpost to provide links to the Audioboos I have recorded during my time at BETT 2010. On Thursday morning I recorded a boo about Tedxorenda On Friday morning I recorded a boo about Teachmeet Takeover On Saturday morning I recorded a boo about the whole of Final BETT Boo I also recorded a […]

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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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Ten-Four Good Buddy

In my work as a Literacy Adviser I travel to London on a monthly basis to meet with my team to discuss future work and to be briefed on our forthcoming events. Today is one of those such days but there is obviously the real issue of getting colleagues from all four corners of the […]

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Using Twitter with the Giraffes – a term's review.

I have posted previously about the work taking in places in some classes with which I am working where the children have been using Twitter. I have watched the Giraffes (@giraffeclass) develop their use of Twitter with great interest and find how they have adopted its use and adapted it over the term. I posted […]

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Burglar Bill

I spent most of yesterday dressed as a burglar whilst videoconferencing with angry children! This was as  part of the wonderful Jolly Postman project in Rotherham. I have been supporting the two consultants who are leading on the project which involves twelve schools. Linda and Amy have  tirelessy driven the work which is brilliantly structured […]

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