Archive for March 15th, 2016

Sumdog ~ games for learning

| March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment 

This is not a new site and is, in fact, the most common link we find in the side bar of school blogs, but… SumDog is one you should see, if you haven’t done so already.

SumDog’s maths games can be good to play, either at home or at school. Most are multi-player, so you can play on your own, or against thousands of students worldwide.

The games cover over a 100 numeracy skills, split into 10 levels, and because the games are presented in engaging ways, pupils enjoy developing their mental maths skills.

You can also purchase a subscription to get progress reports on your students and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Anybody up for a talent show, Holi splatter, or a game of tennis?

Spring Lane Primary, Northampton ~ Day 2

| March 15, 2016 | 3 Comments 

Spring Lane Primary

Today saw another new steps taken in the age of adventure, with the children. What fun was had, in the lands of technology today! Exploring uncharted territories, discovering distant digital domains, and generally stretching technology in wild and wondrous ways. We set foot in the high~ways, low~ways, no~go~ways, by~ways, here~ways, share~ways, there~ways, slow~ways, up~ways, down~ways, under~ways, wonder~ways, no-wonder!~ways, plunder~ways, try~ways, wonder-why~ways, explore~ways, never~before~ways, your~ways, my~ways, our~ways, oh~the~power~ways, who’d~have~known~ways, should’ve~known~ways, newly~truly~alone~ways… To tell a tale, of any kind, is a challenge. To do so, with access to the wondrous opportunities that technology offers, these days, surely makes it simple?! Well, it does produce a lot of potential, but also introduces challenges of their own. The children showed some remarkable, mature, problem solving techniques, through which we all learned a lot ~ the mark of great digital leaders. To teach is to learn. To be open to learn teaches us a lot. “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” John Cotton Dana Empowering learners, teachers and sharers of discovery in so many ways.