Archive for October, 2011

Oct 28 2011

I can’t believe it Microsoft’s Partners in Learning makes it to Facebook!

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If you are on Facebook and you are a teacher then you must sign up to this page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Microsoft-UK-Education/168060843249026#!/pages/Microsoft-UK-Education/168060843249026 A great way to share, collaborate and get creative with other teachers! Enjoy!

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Oct 28 2011

Top Twitter Education Thought-Leaders

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Great to see this post by the B2B guide on social media – some great people talking about how they are using twitter! Please check it out: http://www.b2bsocialmediaguide.com/

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Oct 21 2011

All weather in Saltash!

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Thought you might like to check out the YouTube video of the All Weather Pitch being built in just 2 minutes!! http://saltash.net/index.php?page=live-video-from-all-weather-pitch This page also shows the live feed above the video

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Oct 21 2011

English – It’s all in the video game

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Great to see that my students work in their project Games Based Blogging has hit the news! Please check out their article in the Times Educational Supplement this week: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6118702 How video games through Microsoft’s Kodu and blogging through Live Writer and WordPress is improving literacy and engagement!

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Oct 21 2011

1 minute weekly web wonder – Week 6

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Thank goodness it’s Friday, to help brighten up your day and to help you with your planning at weekends, I will be posting a weekly web based idea that will take just 1 minute of your time to read about. If you like what you read then why not try it out in your lessons […]

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Oct 14 2011

1 minute weekly web wonder – Week 5 (over ten different sites THIS WEEK)

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Thank goodness it’s Friday, to help brighten up your day and to help you with your planning at weekends, I will be posting a weekly web based idea that will take just 1 minute of your time to read about. If you like what you read then why not try it out in your lessons […]

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Oct 07 2011

No time to chicken out!

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4 years on and it is still making news, the award winning Recharge the Battery project – chickens and technology what more do you need! http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6115634

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Oct 07 2011

1 minute weekly web wonder – Week 4 (BOGOF THIS WEEK)

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Thank goodness it’s Friday, to help brighten up your day and to help you with your planning at weekends, I will be posting a weekly web based idea that will take just 1 minute of your time to read about. If you like what you read then why not try it out in your lessons […]

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Oct 06 2011

Who’s afraid of the big bad ‘network’?

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We are starting a project called ‘Who’s afraid of the big bad network?’ we will be collaboratively carrying out action research into how to begin using social networks in schools. We have been using them for years now, but are reviewing our current policy with a group of teachers, students and parents. We are looking […]

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Oct 06 2011

This will be the best professional development event in 2011

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The 8th Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend. The workshops and keynotes this year have a STEM ‘flavour’ and address the theme of ‘Teach more, learn more, inspire more.’ This year the Forum is being held at the Microsoft […]

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