Tag Archives: web 2.0

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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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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Storytyne

This morning I have been given the wonderful opportunity to attend Storytyne at the Open University in Newcastle. The session was introduced by Tim Rylands (@timrylands) who started the call for teachers to consider what the children are saying and the stories they are telling not necessarily which technologies they are using to produce them. […]

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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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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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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 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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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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