Tag Archives: writing

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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Is this gamification?

  As someone who has worked for years trying to make the teaching of writing as engaging as possible, I have been fascinated looking at work taking place around the globe looking to bring gamification to the classroom. Reading the engaming blog has a this from  Deterding, Dixon, Khaled and Nacke  who define gamification as “the use of […]

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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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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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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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Breaking down silos with Tim Rylands

I attended a CPD session today with Tim Rylands as part of a Leeds Literacy Project and below are the results of an attempt to blog live whilst I was taking part. Tim is working with teachers from a range of schools who will be looking to use Games Based Learning in their literacy teaching. […]

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