Thank you to John Mann, of MGL, his colleagues, the visiting staff and to the staff and children of Fazackerley, including headteacher Jenny Carter, for a great few sessions of creativity.
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Exploring New Literacies is a brand new website for teachers who would like to link with teachers around the world. It provides an easily accessible interactive space to share, discuss and evaluate changes to the multitude of literacies that teachers and students engage with and how they might be integrated into effective classroom practice. It also offers a portal to projects, professional development and resources to stimulate discussion and promote effective practice. It is free to join. (Thanks Mandy B)
Simon Bradshaw and Colin Richardson shared their great ideas about gaming and music, and the impact they can have on other curriculum areas. Simon did an excellent presntation on music and literacy. I loved the idea of doing a “reverse podcast”. Instead of recording a story and then choosing music to support the mood and feeling, it was more the other way around: creating a tale that matched the style and atmosphere in the different sections of a piece of music. Simon used the example of The 1812 Overture.
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