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.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Emilie Harbottle says:

    An absolutely inspiring session today. Thank you so much Tim and Sarah. Our children have not stopped talking about their writing and we have already tried out some ideas…

  2. Sharon says:

    Wow, that’s all I can say! We were given so much information yesterday and I had fun last night looking at various things but was interested to see how it would work in a classroom situation. The children were hooked from the very beginning and so much vocabulary came out and they weren’t afraid to share their ideas. Not one child said ‘I can’t’ or ‘How do you …’, they just got on and did and were engrossed and focussed in their efforts (apparently I was also engrossed in my story and didn’t notice my photograph being taken!). Can’t wait to share with my school and get some great work going! Thanks again for the opportunity, a valuable experience.

  3. Gary says:

    Tim & Sarah, what you did for us over the 2 days was fantastic. There are, at best, 1 or 2 speakers I have seen as a teacher who have truly inspired me – that list grew this week. We’ve always thought we had high expectations of what our children could achieve but you took it to a whole other level. I don’t think I will forget the feeling as our 60 Y5/6 children offered writing suggestions with no prompting, they just read out loud, respecting each others opinions and thoughts. We look ahead now; full of confidence, trying new ideas, realising that taking time to stop is equally as important as racing ahead. I hope our paths cross again and we can show you just how much we all, teachers & children, have grown from this experience. Thank you.

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