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

at Leicester and UN

March 29, 2018
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Keep Learning!

As supporters of learning and people interested in education you are likely to be seeking opportunities to keep learning yourselves. This might be to fill gaps in your subject knowledge, to allow you to perform your role more effectively or … Continue reading

January 12, 2018
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500 words – live lesson!

On Monday 15th January at 2pm there’s a live lesson available to watch to inspire your participation in the BBC Radio 2 500 words writing competition. You can see information about the live lesson here. Calling all story writers! Now … Continue reading

December 8, 2017
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Make your own digital advent calendar!

I want to share a great blog post I came across about making an interactive advent calendar on Mr P’s ICT blog. You can read the blog post and see some examples at the link above. There are opportunities to … Continue reading

December 1, 2017
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Record Playback

This week the year 2 students used their phones or tablets to make short films exploring terms and ideas used when learning English. Their challenge was to define and explain their word in a one minute film using just the … Continue reading

November 23, 2017
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Classroom Adventures!

The FDLT Y2 Leicester group used their creative skills and Book Creator to make a collaborative book about some unexpected happenings in the classroom. Here’s the whole book on Google BookCreator: Classroom Adventures Here’s a version on YouTube: When making … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
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Social media and study

Many  of you will use social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and some of you might read or write blogs. You might find some of these useful in your study and support for learners as well as … Continue reading

July 24, 2017
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Looking out for opportunities to learn

As a student of education there are many sources that you use to gather information to support your studies. As you begin your course you will be introduced to university resources to help you access academic books and journal articles … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
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International ‘Mystery Skype’ Conversations

Last week two Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching (FDLT) groups took part in conversations with students in Mexico and UN alumni in Brazil. The first part of the conversation was focused around asking and answering yes/no questions to find out … Continue reading

March 23, 2017
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Using a greenscreen app to take pupils to other times and places!

As part of their PDT 2016 module focused on enriching learning beyond the classroom and school site the FDLT Y2 (UN) group investigated using ipads and apps to create the experience of visiting other times and places. The students worked … Continue reading