A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

July 12, 2022
by Jean
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Exploring stop motion animation with FDLT year 1.

In the final FDLT year 1 session the students worked together to create their own stop motion animations. In this activity they brought together subject knowledge and practical and creative skills to convey some information or an idea. In a … Continue reading

a screenshot of a teacher in their office over Collaborate.

December 19, 2021
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Learning about education in other places in the world on the BALT course

This week our BA Learning and teaching students had the opportunity to talk with a teacher working in an international school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Module tutor, Laura-Jane Devanny, organised this experience to help bring to life the PDT3009 Education … Continue reading

July 21, 2021
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Develop your use of technology in learning

There are a number of opportunities to take part in free online training in using apps and tools that are useful when supporting learning in the classroom and in your own study. Listed below are four places to start. You … Continue reading

July 15, 2021
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Summer Reading Challenge!

This year’s Summer reading Challenge from The Reading Agency is called Wild World Heroes! You can find out more about it here. There are resources to support it available for schools, libraries and for use in the home so everyone … Continue reading

June 18, 2021
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A creative finish to FDLT Year 1!

This week our FDLT year 1 students reached the end of their first year at university. It was great to be able to welcome them back to Devonshire Place and the Waterside Campus, Northampton to work face to face making … Continue reading

February 24, 2021
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Adding sound to art!

This week I gave an online talk at the Primary Art Craft Design Network Meeting for County Durham Art Co-ordinators. It was based around using audio and images together in viewing and making art. Here is the digital book used … Continue reading

February 13, 2021
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Mathematics resources and ideas!

Some useful resources to support learning in mathematics: The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) have put together a collection of resources to support mathematics away from the screen. You can access it here. It is huge collection of useful … Continue reading

November 20, 2020
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Digital Futures Commission

Today, on World Children’s Day, the Digital Futures Commission (DFC) has been launched to explore digital innovation with a focus on children and young people and informed by their voices. Their research focus is on: play in a digital world … Continue reading