Tag Archives: literacy

Wilderness Downtown

Earlier this week I put a call out to my PLN on Twitter for an inspirational video to show at a the digital conference (about which I blogged yesterday.) I had two suggestions made to show. The first was the video clip of the Mythbusters, Jamie and Adam, painting the Mona Lisa using a huge […]

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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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Sorry I’m Late Tomas!

I have had a link on the right hand side of my blog to the film Sorry I’m Late ever since I started posting on it but haven’t written about it. It is not a film that I have seen used in schools and is one which I think would inspire children in their own […]

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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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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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The Giraffes tweet with a comedian

At the end of the Spring term in 2010 the Giraffe class were due to cover riddles for the last week (which was only four days long as it finished with Good Friday.  This was part of a whole Key Stage plan to cover riddles in the run up to KS1 SATs. The teacher was […]

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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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Seaside books

I was talking to the teacher of Giraffe class about their work in the next summer term when they will be looking at a topic of the ‘Seaside’. We were talking about the best books to choose to use with this Year One class and after a few tweets Joy Simpson commented that this would […]

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Parps, Poo and Pants

I have posted recently about the strategic leadership of ICT so have decided to concentrate on literacy for this one. It is about time for another book recommendation post but I thought that I would go for something a little different this time. I am a serial collector of children’s books and have grouped some […]

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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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