happy easter

My extremely talented and creative granny has been creating handmade Easter eggs (a German and Eastern European tradition) for decades now and last time I was at her house I took a few snaps of the masterpieces in progress. She…

sending students into space

If you’ve read my earlier post of the ‘FSL Lipdub’ then you’ll enjoy this post too. My former secondary school, Friends’ School Lisburn, decided to make a video interpreting the school motto “Quæ Sursum Sunt Quærite” – “seek the things that are…

Promoting perseverance and teamwork

Anna Cox recently held a seminar with us where she asked us to do some origami. We all thought this was a little out of character at first until we realised what she was getting at…origami is just the perfect…

Art and ICT 10.12.13

In this art session we again explored how we can combine art and digital technology – without losing creativity! We started off by discussing the role of an illustrator, which was interesting for me since Illustration is what I did…

Music and ICT 25.10.13

After our fantastic and enlightening first music session in September, our follow-up session explored how we can combine music with ICT. We were introduced to some diverse free apps (some of which can be used across computers, tablets and smartphones)…

Art Session 26.09.2013

During our MSMTL Art Session on 26th September, we explored mark marking and what an important tool it is for children. From mark making becomes creating symbols and hand writing patterns and from this comes children’s emergent writing and beginnings…

Using social media to promote a school's ethos

Last year my brother told me about a video his (and my former seondary) school had made to promote themselves (for their open day), and shortly after it went viral on YouTube. When you watch it below you’ll realise why…

Forest School 19.09.2013

On 19th September we had the privilege of a Forest School session to discover how we can combine art, ICT and outdoor learning. This was a highly engaging session where our quick thinking was tested to the limits through being…

Using ICT resources in the Early Years and KS1

Today in our Multisensory Media ICT session with Helen Caldwell we have been exploring how to use ICT resources with Early Years children in the classroom. For those of us who feel overwhelmed by the minefield of tablet apps, educational…

Using Storybird to make an e-Safety book for Early Years

As an illustration graduate, I was really excited to be introduced to Storybird. It’s a fantastic concept where you can use your chosen illustrated images from hundreds to make your own e-Book, adding as much or as little text as…