Tag Archives: literacy

Ghost Island

  I was flicking through Twitter whilst struggling with a piece of work from school and saw this image from the Twitter address of Abandoned Places. The picture is available here. The tweet simply stated that: An island in Japan had a population density of 216,264 people per sq mile. It’s now completely abandoned. If […]

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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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Choice Driven Story

As so many schools are covering the Olympics and Greeks this term I have been playing with an old idea to support literacy work. I was a great fan, many years ago, of the Fighting Fantasy books and have enjoyed working with pupils on developing choice driven stories. I have developed a story in PowerPoint so […]

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Great local CPD

At Teachmeet last week I talked about the importance of people working to collaborate and share good practice become even more important this year. In England (as well as many other countries) the education community finds itself in austere times and so Continuing Professional Development opportunities may well become less available due to lack of […]

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Authors to know

Today I worked with another group of teachers about firing up the teaching of reading. Here are some of my musings on the matter. Many of you may have read the post ‘Promoting Reading’ which includes much of this and most of the books are similar but I have added some new authors in the […]

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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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TMX presentation

Tonight I had to make my presentation for TMX from home as I was hit by manflu! My presentation was about the Read for Joy wiki, the World map of Books and my general views on reading. Ultimately I am looking to develop a sense of excitement around reading and hope that you will join […]

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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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