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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,...

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

So if you dug through the earth where would you be?

Just like in the cartoons if you dug down from where you are now, through the centre of the earth, where would you reappear? So how many of you know the answer? The smart answer is that you would appear at the antipode of where you started!  Before a recent trip to South Africa I

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Essential Skeleton

This app, which has been designed from the ground up for the iPad, provides an interactive 3D skeleton that the user can fly through.  You can zoom in and rotate around it either as a whole skeleton...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video

Long gone are the days of chalk and talk, five days a week.  Knowledge acquisition is not just about being told; being shown is vital.  Students must experience their learning through their senses.  In order to keep...

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Grammar, punctuation & spelling – Specimen SATs Questions

With 11 year olds taking new SATs this week in grammar, punctuation & spelling, the government has released a specimen paper. The new test is made up of a 45-minute grammar test and a separate 15-minute spelling...

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Going out with a Big Bang – inspiring the next generation to: heal, build, design, programme, & innovate

The Big Bang Fair proved to be a great inspiration.  The largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK certainly lived up to its explosive name. At school the subjects which...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Icky Mr Fox

A cheeky story with fun characters, this was a real hit!  Great contrast all the way through made for an engaging story. In a comforting fashion, the story started, with Mr Rabbit and Mr Mole drinking elderflower...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Chicktionary HD

Initially purchased to help with my son’s word and letter knowledge, I am ashamed to say that the two adults in our house played it more than he did! A row of 7 chickens line up with...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Let’s get technical ~ let me hear your grammar talk!

Casting my mind back to the 1980s, I have been trying to remember how I was taught grammar and punctuation at school.  Learning by rote, times tables and Bond papers all featured but I can’t recall being...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Key Stage 2 Writing Criteria

Revised criteria for assessment of writing – 2013.  Useful document for teacher assessment of writing at Key Stage Two.  Click the image below:    

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...