Category Archives: Inspiring ICT

Wordsearch maker

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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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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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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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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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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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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