Author Archive: Sarah
Back to it, and the start of a huge few months for us. And, what a way to begin: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, who have the superb motto of: “Learn to live: Live your dreams”!
Thank you to Sharon Deackes, Headteacher, for inviting us to join her colleagues, with an exploration of technology and teaching, to start their new school year. Continue Reading
Hello again Tim,
As promised I just thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how my observation went.
I used your pickpocket story to begin the lesson, stopping to predict what happens next, reading the 2nd part and hot seating the 2 pickpockets ( I used an interactive dice off smart notebook with key words such as : relationship, future, baby..etc & we spun the dice & selected children to ask questions). Continue Reading
If you would like to make your own 3D, rotatable, book with your own images and texts, try this website.
Titled “Motivate and Inspire in Education” we are delighted to be presenting at The Gloucestershire Association of Primary Head teachers (GAPH) 2013 Annual Head and Deputy Head Teachers’ Conference at Cheltenham Racecourse, a prestigious venue with excellent facilities. Continue Reading
An honour to do “top and tail” keynotes, at the Dorset ICT Conference 2013, a full-on event, with the joyous title of “Pure Imagination” which was held, appropriately, at Merley House, an enchanting Georgian Manor House, overlooking the town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset. Continue Reading
A wonderful second day, at Belvoirdale Primary School, Scotland’s Road, Coalville, Leicestershire
Today, we went all analog. After a full on day, yesterday, introducing ourselves to a vast plethora of digital delights, we reverted back to our “scribbly stick”, put pen to paper, and concentrated on the art of bending, blending, extending and attending to the magical power of words. Continue Reading
The first of two days at Belvoirdale Primary School, Scotland’s Road, Coalville, Leicestershire
Today, we had the pleasure of working alongside the school’s Digital Leaders, as well the staff, exploring “the path to exciting learning”, as head teacher Anne Bufton-McCoy called it. Lovely. Continue Reading
Today saw another, new, step taken in the age of adventure, with the newly appointed “Digital leaders”.
The school recently “hired” 15 Digital leaders (7 in year 6, 8 in year 5) who have already set up and logged into Blogger accounts, and started in their support of teachers, fellow pupils, and each other, throughout the school. Thanks to them for their support today and “here’s to the up-for-it explorations of today”. Continue Reading
Today took the theme of travel, discovery, and exploration in to Key Stage One, for a couple of adventures with two groups of 60 Year 2, and then 60 Year 1, voyagers. Continue Reading
The first, of three, full on days at Linaker Primary School and Children’s Centres, a superb two, form entry, Primary School, Nursery and Children’s Centre in the heart of Southport, the seaside town in the north of the Borough of Sefton. The school provides for around 500 children aged between 3 and 11 and the centre is considered as one of the most successful in the north of England.
This three day project is taking place during the school’s annual Arts Week and the theme this year is “Discovery”. This topic also lends itself to looking at challenges. The children, and staff, at the the school are no strangers to exploration and challenge*. Continue Reading
Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century – but this modern version, Periodic Videos .com, has a short video about each one. Yes ~ all 118! ~ AND, like neutrons, there’s no charge!
All these videos are created by video journalist Brady Haran, featuring real working chemists from the University of Nottingham, but they say their job’s not finished: “Now we’re updating all the videos with new stories, better samples and bigger experiments, plus we’re making films about other areas of chemistry, latest news and occasional adventures away from the lab”.
They’ve also started a new series – The Molecular Videos – featuring some favourite molecules and compounds.