Archive for January, 2011

Jan 29 2011

Fuzzwich – not a character from Harry Potter but a free web 2.0 tool

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Have you used or seen Fuzzwich yet? It is a fantastic free web 2.0 tool that you can use to engage your students http://www.fuzzwich.com . It is a really easy and simple way to make short online mini animated videos. My students love using it because it is so easy to use, you don’t even require […]

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Jan 28 2011

Awesome free game resource for Science teachers

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Have you seen this yet? If you haven’t then this is a fantastic new resource for you to get students to use in their science or Biology lessons from any age from 14-18 years old. It is great for even teachers to play with like I have been doing.  I was first shown this from […]

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Jan 27 2011

What do you think of this headline in the local paper?

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I just had to share this with regular readers to the blog, I was passed a copy of this in work yesterday and I burst out laughing. In fact it has had the same effect on many others that have read it. It is a write up of the recent award at the Learning Without […]

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Jan 26 2011

Saltash.net scoops major awards at #LWF11

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Students and staff at saltash.net community school have been celebrating after achieving high levels of success at a national festival of Learning and Technology organised by an organisation called ‘Learning Without Frontiers’. Year 13 students Robin, Mark  and Jamie, as well as Year 11 student Humphrey, travelled to London with their ICT teachers, on Sunday […]

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Jan 24 2011

BBC Learning Zone Class Clips

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The BBC have just released ‘Class Clips’ – a library of over 7,000 videos and audio clips handpicked by teachers from the BBC archive. Each clip is mapped to the curriculum and all subject areas seem to be covered. I think this is a great resource for teachers and students thank you to a friend […]

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Jan 23 2011

Do you fancy some Mouse Mischief?

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Mouse Mischief is one of the best things that I have seen and used that is free this year to really engage the students in your classroom. Recently at BETT myself and Stuart Ball from Microsoft talked and demonstrated how it worked – you can see a copy of the resources and more information on Stuart’s […]

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Jan 22 2011

ICT – Make do and Mend

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I was pleased to see a tweet from my boss @issybryce today informing me that our school is mentioned in an article in the TES today with Prof Stephen Heppell about our use of mobile phones and social networking in schools. What do you think about this? You can read the article by Jack Kenny […]

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Jan 21 2011

Is this the right type of curriculum for the 21st Century?

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So with the announcement yesterday about the changes to the curriculum – many teachers have really strong views on the impact that this will have on our schools but more importantly on our students and their future. This is what has been said: “The new government believes the current national curriculum is over-prescriptive, includes material […]

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Jan 20 2011

#TMtakeover at #BETT2011

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There were so many things going on during #BETT2011 actually probably too much for one person to get round and experience especially when there were two things going on that you really wanted to see at the same time and after all that there was still the exhibition! This is fantastic to have so much […]

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Jan 19 2011

The Guardian Classroom Innovation Awards Winners

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I just wanted to congratulate Alessio Bernadelli who many of you may know as @asober on twitter to him, his school and more importantly his students at Croesyceiliog school. You can read more about what they did on Alessio’s blog http://bit.ly/gJHZUh. Alessio is a brilliant teacher and does some really creative work, I first heard […]

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