Archive for March 11th, 2010
Today, we were running a workshop looking at different technologies that can have an impact on standards in the classroom, as part of the Phase three of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Leadership Programme and their two-day residential conference, at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate.
The conference consists of structured debates, workshops and keynote speeches. Continue Reading
Day two of the “Nurturing Narrative Event” here in Kent. Today, we had the joy of working alongside staff, and students, from Stone Bay School, Broadstairs, Kent.
And… Wow! What a superb experience! The Kent SEN ICT crew, are a remarkable bunch. In the run up to this event, we have had a lot of Skype calls and “virtual meetings” to build resources, support materials, and some delightful tactile stimuli, such as plants, magnifying globes, and even a balloon containing a mysterious fish like creature. These really added to the buzz of communication in the room. Continue Reading
Roz Brown – English teacher at Valence School, Westerham, Kent, was kind enough to record the first part of her thoughts on using some of the virtual worlds with her special needs students.
Valence is a special school for students with physical disabilities and complex medical needs. Students are divided into ability groups for lessons.
Having seen Tim in January 2009, I decided to use Myst to devise a scheme of work for writing non-fiction with a group of students with complex difficulties who all use alternative means of communication. Continue Reading