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Online Conference for European eTwinning Ambassadors

| October 18, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Today, we lead an Online Conference for European eTwinning Ambassadors. Using the Webex platform, we were joined by folk from a big range of countries, and explored some online tools which could be used to inspire children of many nationalities, ages and abilities. Thank you to Irene Pateraki, Hellenic NSS for eTwinning for organising our […]

Quizlet

| October 17, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Quizlet: “Simple tools that let you study anything, for free”. Quizlet’s flashcards, tests, and study games “make learning fun and engaging for students of all ages”. Use Quizlet on a computer and “on the go” using their iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile apps. With a free account, you can create your own study sets, track […]

Gosport Curriculum Innovation Conference, Hampshire

| October 17, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

A workshop, and keynote, to open the Gosport Curriculum Innovation Conference at the Holiday Inn, Fareham, Hampshire. The Gosport Curriculum Innovation Group numbers 30 schools; 3 secondaries, 27 primary / junior / infant, holds an annual Conference which focuses on 2 aspects of their collaborative work for the coming year. This year it’s Writing and […]

BagTheWeb

| October 16, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Collect, and curate, your online gems, with the fascinating BagTheWeb Create focused gatherings, containing the best links on your favorite subjects. Each bag is media container that allows you to organize the links you find into a coordinated unit, for exploration at a later date. A bag on Blooms revised Taxonomy acts as an interesting […]

Twiddla

| October 15, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Twiddla.com offers a collaborative, and easy to use, whiteboard. There is very little to set up on this web based “meeting playground”. Press the green GO but and invite others to join you. It is simple to add images, web pages, or documents to mark up. The simplistic colour choice tool, and choice of shapes […]

EYPS Training Day, Newcastle upon Tyne

| October 15, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Up in Newcastle, for The Early Years, Primary and Secondary Education Supply Agency (EYPS) training day at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Thanks go to Sarah Robson and Kirsty Lawrenson for coordinating today’s special event and for organising such a stunning location for us to spend time in, with colleagues from a large group of […]

The Adjective Detective

| October 14, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

The Adjective Detective courtesy of Knovation, provides a range of animated lessons on… you’ve guessed it… adjectives. This is followed by a quiz and detective game. The lessons include finding out what adjectives are; about comparative and superlative adjectives; and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game has several levels and reinforces […]

Rowlatts Hill Primary School, Leicester ~ Day 2

| October 14, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Following yesterday’s INSET, our second day at Rowlatts Hill Primary and, this time, with the children joining us. Journeys with journals. Verbal, and written, jazz. Off the cuff creativity galore. Speaking, listening, writing, inventing, playing and developing. This is old style teaching: simile, metaphor, and much, much more. We wandered in the world of words […]

Skaffl ~ Mobile learning platform

| October 13, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

If you are fortunate enough to have 1:1 iPads in your classrooms, you might try Skaffl, as a mobile learning platform. If your students keep a device every lesson, or if they share them with other classes, Skaffl aims to make one to one learning engaging for children, and easy for teachers. Design, and distribute, […]

Rowlatts Hill Primary School, Leicester ~ Day 1

| October 13, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

A training day at Rowlatts Hill Primary with the teaching staff from across the school ~ a deluge of digital delights, thinking about the impact that technology can have on extending, and developing, existing teaching and learning opportunities. “Whilst young people are able to seamlessly integrate ever new forms of technology into their daily lives, […]