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Reflections on lesson sessions at Kingsway, Goole

| June 5, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Thank you to Nick Thorp, teacher at Kingsway Primary School, Goole, for his thoughts on our wandering in the virtual worlds of words, in a session with seventy Year 5 and Year 6 children, & over twenty adults. A fun and engaging introduction for the children, gaining their focus before introducing… ‘Mr Walker’. Lots of really […]

Word Mover ~ Free “found poetry” app

| June 5, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

The free Word Mover app allows students to create “found poetry”, by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving and manipulating the text. You can save poems to photos, print them on a wireless printer, or send your poem by […]

Kingsway Primary, Goole ~ Day 2

| June 5, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

A second day in Goole and doing some analog wandering in digital landscapes, with the children of Kingsway Primary. Today, we took a group of more than sixty Key Stage Two children, and an afternoon with thirty Year Two voyagers, exploring some virtual worlds, as an inspiration for talk, drama, and SO much more. When […]

Waterbear ~ Drag & drop programming

| June 4, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Waterbear is “a toolkit for creating drag-and-drop programming languages, with some example languages you can play around with and learn from”. The aim is to make programming more accessible and fun. Waterbear runs in a variety of web browsers, including Mobile Safari on the iPad, so could be an interesting element of a programming journey.

Kingsway Primary, Goole ~ Day 1

| June 4, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Great to be in Goole, East Riding, for a fast paced day alongside the staff of Kingsway Primary. Kingsway Primary School is located near the centre of Goole, East Yorkshire and is close to the River Ouse. They currently have 412 pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 and also boast a 60 place […]

The Kid(s) Should See This

| June 3, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

The Kid Should See This gathers together “Not-made-for-kids videos that you can watch with your kids”. Learn about the water cycle, or the 3 billion insects above us right now. A remarkable, and growing, collection of videos.

Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth Northumberland ~ Day 2

| June 3, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

A second visit to Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth, Northumberland, this time, for a day with the children. We had great fun, and a pair of powerful lessons, with children from Years 5 and 6 in the morning, and Year 2 in the afternoon. It is always interesting, to mix writing, thinking, speaking, and listening, […]

Hohli ~ Online charts builder

| June 2, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Hohli online charts builder enable you to do just that: build charts online. Line charts, bar charts, pie charts, venn diagrams, scatter plots and radar graphs ~ decide the scale and add your data. Not earth shattering. Simplistic, but potentially useful because of that. Focus on the data.

Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth Northumberland ~ Day 1

| June 2, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Back on the road in the UK, after nearly six weeks overseas, and up to Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth, Northumberland, for a full on day with around 120 delegates from local schools in The Blyth Quay’s Trust, including colleagues from Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Morpeth Road Primary Academy, and Croftway Primary Academy. We splattered folks […]

Blogging… just a thought

| May 26, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

When writing for the world, they want to be good When writing “just for you”, they want to be good enough