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Abbeymead Primary, Gloucester

| September 1, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Today we had the pleasure of providing an INSET for the staff of AbbeyMead Primary School. Thanks go to Amy Coole, Assistant Head, for coordinating our visit.  Amy has been along to our sessions before. Today we focussed on tech, but, more on the power of picking up words an juggling them. Reading is a […]

The Together We Grow Conference, Northern Ireland

| August 26, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

THIS was what it’s all about. Real, practical, inventive, balanced, effective teaching and learning, helping people who are “up for a challenge” and open to new ideas, that can have a positive impact in their classrooms. Children add a valuable perspective to the learning, and keep us all firmly focused on the true purpose of […]

Tech CAN make a difference… BUT IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A BREAK TOO…

| July 26, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Education can sometimes be a little slow in its uptake of new technologies. Whatever format, whatever degree of complexity, there has been a slight history of initial reluctance, before, eventually, some have involved “this new stuff” in their classroom environments. Whether it is a stick and sand, wax tablets, scrolls, books, slides, film, video, computers, […]


| July 20, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Spent is an interactive game which asks players to consider what life would be like as a potentially homeless person. The game puts you in the shoes of someone who has lost their life savings, and has you choose one of three low-paying jobs to see for yourself how quickly money runs out, raising a […]

Blobz ~ Electric Circuits

| July 19, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Andy Thelwell’s “Blobz” is targetted at 7-to 11-year olds The hosts, a group of simple animated characters called ‘The Blobz’ and the absent-minded Professor Flobsworth. ‘The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits’ the basic principles of electric circuits, about the need for a complete circuit and a power source to be present. You can learn about […]

The Art of tagging ~ Discussing The Divine Comedy With Dante Alive

| July 19, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

It is impressive the way you can explore Discussing The Divine Comedy With Dante, HERE with hyperlinks to wiki entries about each character. Art, History, Wiki links AND mouse over “tagging” – creativity on many levels. The 2006 artwork by Chinese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi and Zhang Anjun became an internet hit, with people […]

Blog Booker

| July 19, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

We’ve mentioned a few ways to export a website, or blog, as a pdf or jpeg. Blogbooker does the job in great style. It exports everything, (except embedded flash files, for example) including images, and every hyperlink. It even produces an index page & each title links to the relevant post. The process is easy […]

EasyPrompter .com

| July 11, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Easy Prompter is a FREE, full-featured, and easy to use teleprompter, for online and offline use! Like Cue Easy Prompter is powerful because you can adjust font size, vary the speed, check the time that has elapsed, control and operate the prompter through keyboard and mouse controls (start/pause, ff/rew, etc) and run it in […]

EVAT Collaborative CPD Day, Darlington

| July 4, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

The Education Village Academy Trust, Darlington. Thank you to Lisa M. Forkin, Assistant Headteacher: Training & Development, for getting us back & organising our involvement. After an introduction to the day from Mike Butler, it was great to get the day off to a creative swing, with an inaginatve keynote, alongside 350+ secondary and primary […]

TrackClass .com

| July 1, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Could this be useful when working with students who find personal organisation a challenge? TrackClass offers free tools to coordinate things like timetables, notes (which track changes), overdue and upcoming exams and assignment reminders. You can even attach files to events …so the dog can’t eat your homework.