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Category: ICT

More on progress…

Thoroughly inspired by reading ‘Whole School progress‘ by Jim Smith (I read the book – highlighter in hand- in one weekend, not bad for a Dyslexic!) I sat down at my […]

Alan Turing Exhibition

If you are looking for a trip to inspire young programmers, ICT students, history students, citizenship students, this exhbition has it all. The Science Museum Alan Turing Exhibition in London […]

iPad in the classroom

I bought the iPad1 because I thought touch technology was the future. I still think that. My iPad was delivered to my school they day before Apple shops had them […]

iPad Action Research

The following video was made to support a presentation of the first stages of an action research project I am involved in. Having had an iPad one since its release […]

Exciting, Engaging Game Making!

SCRATCH! This week Year 9 CORE ICT were set the task of creating their own ‘shark attack’ game using SCRATCH software. The instructions for the game came from an excellent resource […]

Alan Turing

I now live not too far from Blechely Park, and when I first moved here it was one of the places I made a point to visit. But not because […]

Apples for the teacher

A new year and a new workshop for teachers; looking at using Apple technology in the classroom. The wonderful professional learning group at school is investigating the use of ICT to […]

Languages and IT

Bringing MFL into your IT lessons  IT is full of language, we have our own meaning for common words like ‘processing’ ‘storage’ and ‘path’ for example. But aside from that  […]

Treasured lessons…

How do you guide students to their treasure ? Two few things I believe: Students should know where a lesson is taking them. Students should know how they are going […]

Popplet.com Mind Maps…

Interesting little site for creating mind maps and then sharing them! I can’t remember how I found this: popplet, but i re-discovered it buried in my bookmarks last night! Worth […]

Art in & out of class…

…I know what I like… I love Museums and Art Galleries, almost every weekend I am in London at the National Gallery, Museum of London or the Tate Modern and […]

Flipping out !!

I love teaching 6th form, some of my best lessons (from my POV and Ofsted’s) have been with 6th form students. I can’t always explain why, but if you get […]

QR Codes to engage students with

QR Codes are the latest thing to pop up everywhere, joining reality with the virtual world. Why are they not popping up in school? Ahead of an activity I have […]

What I’m focusing on Sept – Jan 2011-12

Questioning technique! As part of my own professional development I’m setting my target to read up on and investigate effective questioning. It’s something I do, I always ask students questions […]

Simple but effective lessons…

The Guardian Eyewitness App for the iPad, and the webpage is an excellent resource for classes. I’ve said so for over a year, it can be used to stimulate discussion […]

Sir Ken Robinson…

If you work in Education, you’ll know his name, if you haven’t heard him yet then start here and ‘Google’/’YouTube’ him after. In this video Sir Ken Robinson comments on […]