St Botolph’s Primary School, Peterborough, III

| September 7, 2009 | 15 Comments 

St Bot 003Our third day this year of working alongside the folk at St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School in Peterborough today. This time, joined by another 120 colleagues from  Fulbridge Primary School, Gunthorpe Primary and Thorpe Primary School.

gadwin-shottie-0042Our first two days (HERE and HERE) produced one of our favourite photographs ever. There is so much being said, without words, in this gem eh?

So, we have had the opportunity of showing the tips and techniques in action, and today was the chance to investigate further with “the big bods”.

We looked at how the many elements we cover can be used across the curriculum. There were some superb suggestions about applying everything from Myst, through Wikkis, to Wordsift and Wordle, in science, for example.

Also… investigating linked vocabulary with Wordsift, looking at inter-dependence and adaptation with some of the animals and plant life in Exile, recording the results of investigations in a class wiki or Etherpad.

I can confess to not being totally confident with some areas of science. Therefore, I like this recent article of the BBC News Magazine about “Ten of the best kids’ questions“. A report has found four out of five parents have been left vexed by science questions asked by their children. Could you do any better? The piece features 10 of the best questions posed by children and sent in by readers. They are, often, quite amusing. Thankfully, some answers can be found HERE.

Thank you to Jenny Daniels, head teacher at St Botolph’s, and her colleagues for hosting a superb day full of challenges and laughter, and to the visiting colleagues from those neighbouring schools who joined us on the journey.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. nathan binmore says:

    I know I should be listening to the presentation but I need the Powerpoint 2007 instructions so I can try them out.

  2. Nicky Noble says:

    Having a fab day, learning about flashy thingummybobs and wotsits… Thank you Tim and Sarah

  3. Alan Condon says:

    Thanks for the day. Have some excellent, simple ideas that i can use in the classroom.

  4. Shona says:

    Really enjoyed today – learned lots of new and useful things. Good to have a day like this at the start of term – actually have a chance to use some of the things in the near future.

  5. Kirsty says:

    The session today was very useful and provided us with some great ways of using ICT in the classroom more effectively and creatively.

  6. Mrs R says:

    I was lucky enough to be at this training day. Thank you for an inspirational day.

  7. Jayne says:

    Great ideas/websites to use in the classroom. I would never have found them!!

  8. Mr Curly :-) says:

    I enjoyed every minute of the day. It wasn’t all about playing the addicitve Myst, but we were entertained throught jokes, activities and brilliant powerpoints. Wouls love to have you come back again with new content!

  9. Faye says:

    I found the session enthusiastic and exciting, just what we need to start the term, leaving with many ideas of how to “hook in” our Nurture Group children in literacy sessions in the future, thank you both very much!

  10. Jenny says:

    Logging on so I can get some of the things to use later this week. Great ideas, easy to use and incorporate into my teaching.

  11. Sally says:

    Great day yesterday – you have inspired an ICT phobic to want to know and learn more. Sorting hats, Myst and hyperlinking, here I come!

  12. Smyra says:

    Thank you Tim and Sarah for a fantastic training day! I had so much fun and come away with lots of ideas which I am sure to use in my planning this year!

  13. Nick says:

    Thanks for good ideas and making us laugh.

  14. Nat says:

    Thank you for a fabulously inspiring day – plenty to think about!!

  15. Paula says:

    Thanks for a great day on Monday, I can’t wait to try out some of the ideas in the classroom!

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