Archive for August, 2011

Aug 28 2011

#Back2School Part 1 of 5 –Promethean Planet

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If you have been enjoying too much sun and sand this summer and have left it too late to plan for your new classes in September then these 5 blog posts will save your start to a new academic year. The first being profiled is Promethean Planet, it is the world’s largest online interactive whiteboard […]

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Aug 27 2011

Back2School–Free, Easy to use resources created by students for teachers.

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If you have been enjoying too much sun and sand this summer and have left it too late to plan for your new classes in September then my students are throwing you a lifebuoy. They have created a really fun and engaging project that can take as little as four hours of lessons or up […]

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Aug 21 2011

Should Facebook be banned in schools?

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There was a really interesting news article this week taken from some research carried out at the University of Plymouth that claims one in three teachers in the UK have been victim to bullying via social networks from parents. It is yet another media article that will continue to fuel the debate on whether social […]

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Aug 17 2011

‘Put a Cork in it’

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According to the Urban Dictionary http://www.urbandictionary.com/ this means: To tell someone to shut up or stop talking “I’m sick of hearing you talk, put a cork in it” I am certainly not telling anyone to shut up, quite the opposite really, I want to talk about a really fantastic free (they are the best) Web […]

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Aug 17 2011

Speed-Dial-Style-Browsering

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Yes you read that correctly, now try to work out what I am actually talking about… Well I am talking about the free web 2.0 tool called 3 x 3 Links: http://www.3x3links.com/index.html I was first shown this by Ian Addison a primary teacher and ICT Coordinator from Hampshire at the Northern Grid for Learning Annual […]

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Aug 16 2011

Read all about it! Check out Newsmap

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After returning from holiday and catching up on reading about the riots here in the UK, I was reminded of a really great web 2.0 tool that I was shown back in March this year by @mikemcsharry at NAACE. It is brilliant but I have just never got round to using it in class but […]

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Aug 16 2011

TEDxLondon–The Education Revolution

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Wow I am so excited! It is only 32 days to go till the TEDxLondon event at The Roundhouse in London www.roundhouse.org.uk  One of the main reasons why I am particularly excited is that I will be talking at the event, which I still can’t believe especially when you see the line up. Just check […]

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Aug 06 2011

How to appear more professional on webcam?

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If you haven’t seen this clip yet then please watch – apart from it basically being a really appalling and embarrassing rap by myself – it is a perfect example of just how not to appear on webcam doing a presentation. See if you can work out where the words to my rap were posted […]

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Aug 06 2011

Why did the chicken cross the road? Happy 2nd birthday!

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I woke up this morning and realised that it is 2 years to the day to when I first set up my blog. I can’t believe that it has been two years, it is funny reflecting on this. I start to think why did I even start? Well there were two main reasons – the […]

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Aug 05 2011

Games Based Blogging update

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If you don’t know anything about this project then please take the time to briefly read this blog post by my students: http://bit.ly/mhKQTe  One of the first people to pilot this project on behalf of my students is an ICT teacher called Ray Chambers. Ray is a really amazing teacher, extremely creative, confident and competent […]

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