Cotham School, Bristol

| November 27, 2012 | 5 Comments 

For us, a trip in to Bristol is a lovely, local journey. So it was, that we headed, for a day of lessons and training at Cotham School, Cotham, Bristol.

Our day was a joyous combination of the analogue and the digital.

We splattered the teachers with “almost too many” digital tools, but started the day with some wonderful wanderings in the worlds of words with students from across the school.

In periods 1 and 2 we spent time with the Year 9 students and groups of teachers in a slightly gothic setting, exploring the darker side of descriptive language.

In periods 3 and 4, we set out in to newly explored territories, with the Year 7 students and a different group of teachers, investigating the power of virtual worlds in stimulating talk and writing.

The afternoon saw us heading in to digital domains alongside some key staff from different teaching groups, looking at the analogue learning elements from the morning sessions and heading further in to other possibilities, including developing our own resources.

A twilight, with all the staff, and a fast paced, practical seminar, rounded off a full-on fun filled day.

We covered SO MANY digital tools, that there could have been smoke flying around today. A few folk have joined us in the, slightly surreal, world of Twitter, to gather even more suggestions from that, ever expanding, Personal Learning Network.

So, @timrylands and @sarahneild would like to say a huge “thank you” to Katherine Clune, Curriculum Team Leader, ICT and e-Learning, for inviting us to spend the day with the Cotham community. Well done all.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Ali Goddard-Jones says:

    What a packed day! Lots to digest and think about, new tools to try… I look forward to gathering the feedback from my colleagues and working with them to take forward the learning from today. Thank you Tim and Sarah

  2. Tim says:

    Thank YOU Ally for inviting us to spend such a fast paced day
    As I said I would say: “THERE’S MORE”!
    Keep in touch
    All the best for now
    Tim and Sarah

  3. Kelly says:

    Loved the toolbox of websites, loved the enthusiasm from Tim and the journey he took us on – can’t wait to share some of the hidden gems with my students in class.


    Thank you

  4. Tim says:

    Thank you for this very thoughtful feedback Kelly @MissKMcD
    Keep in touch and let us know what you try out, and how you get on
    Tim and Sarah

  5. Amy says:

    Thanks so more for invigorating my ICT at the end of a long term, lots of great ideas and opportunities for me and my students… can’t wait for Cotham to be flipped and BYOD!

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