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As I am on my final placement now I have been looking at different ways to utilise ICT in my placement school. I saw this on twitter, thanks to @fjostsons, and gave it a go. Our topic is The Austrian … Continue reading

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Where ICT meets the classroom – Vision statement

The use of ICT in classrooms and whether ICT should be seen as a tool or as a subject in its own right opens up a wide debate. Living in the 21st century, a very technologically motivated time, we know … Continue reading

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My best ICT resources via twitter

It seems that there are plenty of great apps around to use in the classroom BUT of course it is necessary to have an ipad or access to one, at least for the teacher if not the whole class. At … Continue reading

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Quadblogging

I have just seen a tweet about Quadblogging and wanted to share it with you. The topic came up at the recent BLT meet shared by Andy Evans from Kingswood Primary, Corby and is a brilliant way to ensure your … Continue reading

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Brilliant use of cross-curricular ICT

This morning I am following @chrisleach78 as his class unfold the Gunpowder Plot in tweets. This is a brilliant demonstration of the cross-curricular uses of ICT in the classroom. Have a look and follow #gtp2012.

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Mobile Technologies: curriculum applications (Session 5)

Today we are going outside! We are looking at using QR codes in the primary classroom. QR stands for ‘quick read’, these are quick scannable images, like bar codes, which take you to a digital destination such as a written or spoken message … Continue reading

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Musical Fireworks 2

Carol Allen has just tweeted with a great app which I have downloaded and can’t wait to use! Sounds great for cross-curricular ICT with Art and Music. Watch this space.

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Mobile Technologies (Session 4)

In our ICT class today we played with the ipads. Well I say played actually we were researching apps for use in the classroom (OK played) with a view to developing our own resource next session. I really liked the QR codes … Continue reading

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BLT meet update

Last night Chad McDonald and I went along to Simon de Senlis Primary School to attend the latest BLT meet. It was a great venue for a great event. There were 70+ attendees ranging in status from humble students like … Continue reading

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Better Learning using Technologies

I am excited to be taking part in the Better Learning using Technologies (BLT) meeting on Wednesday 23 October. The discussion focus is ‘How have you made use of technologies to make learning better for your pupils?’. I will be … Continue reading

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Scratch – warning

Whilst using Scratch this weekend Phoebe happened upon an extremely distasteful animation ‘game’ which was not only graphically obscene but also included explicitly written dialogue. We flagged this up using the ‘flag as inappropriate’ link but I felt the need … Continue reading

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Computing: curriculum applications (Session 3)

Following on from last week, Kerry, Chad and I worked together to produce a unit of work using Scratch. The unit of work is aimed at Year 6 children, as their final ICT project before moving to secondary school. Overall … Continue reading

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ICT Talking points

Felix Baumgartner on the edge of space – Stratos live jump Imagine the ICT involved in this? “Talking Points provide a chance for in-depth consideration of everyone’s ideas” (Dawes et al 2010).  We should not underestimate the validity of talk within … Continue reading

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Computer Science or just programming?

Here’s an interesting article from The Telegraph (not my usual choice of reading matter I will admit) discussing what we should be teaching children in school (ICT related obviously). I think he’s right but wouldn’t we be discussing with children why … Continue reading

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Computing skills and techniques (Session 2)

I must admit to feeling a little fazed initially by the word ‘programming’ but having seen my daughter (year 7) use Scratch in year 6 at her after school ICT club I felt it was something I would be able … Continue reading

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Blogging inspirations

My introduction into blogging in the classroom came from placement 1b and the excellent Spratton Primary School Class 3 Blog (see their new blog). From that inspirational introduction into using a blog came my ICT poster The Power of the Blog: … Continue reading

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Internet safety (Session 1)

Within the primary classroom there are many ways to enforce the vital message about being safe online. There are many websites covering internet safety; here are a few of my primary school appropriate favourites: Think you know is run by the Child Exploitation … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to my blogfolio. This is my first foray into a professional blog, I have my own blog in which I share my crazy family’s escapades. Using a blog in your classrooms with your children is an excellent forum to showcase … Continue reading

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