Session 7: Browsing and Reading

After reading about the ways in which the Angry Birds game can be used to support learning in Maths last week I decided to spend some time this week looking at how games can be used to teach other subjects. After browsing through our suggested list of links I came across this blog post by MrAndrewsOnline on the subject of using gaming to improve boys’ writing.

The post describes his experiences of using an iPad gaming app called Bike Baron and the effect that it had on both his pupil’s motivation and the standard of writing that they were able to produce Continue reading Session 7: Browsing and Reading

Session 4: Browsing and Reading: iPads to improve writing

 This evening I took a look at a blog post by Mr G Online that was mentioned in the suggested reading list for yesterday’s session. It was a really interesting read about the ways in which iPads can be used to improve all stages of the writing process, which I thought was a really different view point as often children’s reliance on the spellchecking tools found on such gadgets is blamed for falling standards in spelling and grammar. Continue reading Session 4: Browsing and Reading: iPads to improve writing

Session 1: The Very First Post…

Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Frankie Kinski. I’m a first year student at Northampton Uni studying Primary Education and this is my very first blog post!

I suppose I should start with my experiences of ICT in school- I don’t really remember much at all from Primary School other than doing a bit of research on certain topics and playing on paint. I’m sure this is very different to the ICT experiences of primary school children today who are surrounded by technology and gadgets such as iPads! Continue reading Session 1: The Very First Post…