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Melon – turning focus into something measurable, understandable, and improvable.
It’s always great to look back 20 years or...
So if you dug through the earth where would you be?
Just like in the cartoons if you dug down...
Essential Anatomy
Like its free sibling, Essential Skeleton, which focusses on...
Essential Skeleton
This app, which has been designed from the ground...
Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video
Long gone are the days of chalk and talk,...
Grammar, punctuation & spelling – Specimen SATs Questions
With 11 year olds taking new SATs this week...
We all need a coach – how comfortable are you with feedback?
The TED series of talks and their website is...
iPads in the classroom – dipping a toe in the digital potential
New technology surrounds us; our lives are now managed...
The BETT Awards – a worthy winner demonstrates the art of the possible in app design
The use of apps in education is an important...
The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity in Education
It’s difficult to think about a world without apps,...

Inspiration & Resources

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Gastronaut – inspiring children through graphical grossness!

An amusing, inspiring, gross and generally entertaining journey through some weird and wonderful ‘foods’.  Stefan Gates was very engaging at the Big Bang Science & Engineering Fair; he took the audience through his weird and wonderful experiences and scientific knowledge of food. Well worth a watch on CBBC.  Click on the picture below to go

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Shared Writing – a great way to engage children

A great piece about shared writing.  Some great tips on keeping pupils focused and I particularly liked the ABC idea- pupils can ADD, BUILD UPON or CHALLENGE what has been written. Click on the image below to...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Is boredom always bad?

Does boredom help to stimulate creativity?  Switch off the iPad/CBBC, cancel those back to back outings and play dates and find out … if you dare! An interesting article which rings true during the holiday season.  Also...

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Great Expectations – the power of the introduction

A visual and insightful clip about the power of a great introduction and Charles Dickens’ use of hands, in Great Expectations, to represent a number of themes.

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Engaging Insults

Insults can engage and entertain, particularly if they are Shakespearean! This fun clip discusses how contextual clues can help us to understand the meaning of a text. If you stop and look at words they can create...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Educating for Application

I was recommended to a TED lecture called ‘use data to build better schools’ given by Andreas Schleicher.  Andreas is from an OECD funded organisation called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).  It was a great use...

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