Archive for November 8th, 2010
This isn’t an argument. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
Look, if I “argue” with you, I must take up a contrary position!
Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.
Spot the Monty Python fan. (The argument sketch being an absolute classic.)
For arguments sake, aMap is about helping people get to grips with complex (or otherwise) issues and getting people thinking – so is ideal for use in the classroom for critical thinking, and philosophical elements of any subject. Continue Reading
Exciting, engaging, inspirational and fun – all words that we would hope our children would use to describe English lessons.
And ones which people were definitely using to describe Tim and Sarah’s sessions at the Hampshire English conference.
Using still images, sound and images from computer games as starting points for writing, Tim shared his enthusiasm for these resources with English managers and teachers from across Hampshire.
With children developing within an increasingly visual and interactive world, Tim uses the appeal of computer games and ICT to enthuse and motivate pupils. Children of all ages and abilities -mainstream schools to Pupil Referral Units; from Foundation Stage to KS4 (the ‘snotty ones to the spotty ones’ as he calls them) were all represented during his humorous, fast-paced presentations. Continue Reading
It is always good to work alongside Literacy people, because, even though a lot of what we do is subtitled “ICT To Inspire”, it is the impact that any technology can have on raising many levels of literacy, and confidence, in children of all abilities and ages.
Speaking and listening, feeds in to writing in so many ways. The opportunity to drip vocabulary, and sentence structure, in to an exploration (or rather, more often, a “standing still in” ) of a virtual world. Continue Reading