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After today’s session I felt a lot more confident in my knowledge of the terminology of computing. I have also been able to explore the BBC Bitesize website to consolidate and extend my own knowledge. It offers simple yet effective ways of exploring the different components within computing. I was also able to read the […]

After spending a few days in my 2a placement in a Foundation Stage setting, I have been able to see how ICT is used within taught sessions and throughout free-flow play. Within the classroom they have an Interactive White board (IWB) and a computer, and  iPads that are available within the school. The IWB is […]

Through the sessions and reading this year I have been able to broaden my knowledge and understanding of using different apps, websites and the use of blogging within the classroom. I have also been able to see how media and ICT can be adapted and including in many other areas of the curriculum, especially with […]

Should schools blog?

February 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Blogging has been the single biggest impacting resource I have used in 11 years of teaching – transforming pupil engagement! David Mitchell, Deputy Headteacher at Heathfield Primary School in Bolton. Having first had my doubts about the use of blogs and how they work, through these ICT sessions at university my views have been warped, I […]

Sharing Our Media

February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

It has come to the final ICT session of year 2, how quickly have these 3 weeks gone! within these 3 sessions I have been able to improve my knowledge of different applications that can be used with stories as well as improving my knowledge of using two different apps; Imovie and Puppet pals to create resources […]

Resource Making

February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whilst browsing through purple mash I came across a section on Health and Growth. I feel this is quite apt at the moment with our science assignment encompassing the topic of nutrition and healthy living.  Looking at the different resources that are available I chose to have a go at creating my own Lunch menu […]

The use of iPads in the classroom is growing at a vast rate throughout the world, with them being used in all subjects and for some teachers constantly. David Andrews article in the Guardian has looked the pros and cons of using an iPad over using a laptop in the classroom and he has come […]

More media making

January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Back in an ICT seminar again, this week has gone so fast! Today we were able to make another media project based around the book ‘What the Ladybird Heard. At first we were discussing the importance of stories and how they can be used in the classroom to promote learning. some of the ideas that […]

Today was our first session back after a long summer break, it’s good to be getting back into uni life and blogging. In today’s session we were able to recap on what we had learnt last year about ICT and the different ways in which they can be used in schools and early years settings. The […]