Games Pod

March 14, 2011


I have been bleating on (tweeting on?) about Games Pod on Twitter for the last week or so now and some have asked for the details behind it all. Now it’s all over I feel ready to write about it! It all came about because my school is taking part in a project to get boys into […]

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PGCE connections

February 25, 2011


It’s not like I don’t have plenty to do already, but I this morning I felt compelled to write to some of my old PGCE tutors at Goldsmiths about all the great things I see happening through the world of Twitter. There really is so much help and information out there, but there’s a few […]

Posted in: Collaboration, CPD, PGCE, Twitter


February 13, 2011


Last week I was lucky enough to attend the first part of a four day residential course, at the National Science Learning Centre in York, all about extending more able and gifted children in primary science. It was an intensive two days with lots to take in, but at the end of it I came […]

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The year that was.

January 3, 2011


NB: I did start this post in December 2010, but to be quite honest I just didn’t feel ready to write it. The task of reflecting on 2010 and looking toward 2011 was something of daunting one for me, but hey I just decided to bite the bullet and do it. 2010 was a pretty […]

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The Xmas Factor 2011

December 22, 2010


Let me share with you a Twitter conversation that transpired between Kevin McLaughlin and myself a few days ago. It all came about after Kevin tweeted about the 3D snowflakes he had made with his class. The 3D snowflake buzz caught on quickly and many primary tweechers found themselves making these beautiful decorations in the […]

First time for everything

December 21, 2010


A couple of weeks ago I took part in ukedchat properly for the first time and Amanda, over at Flying Start Education, suggested I knock up a little post about my experience of it. For those of you that don’t know what ukedchat is, I’m not going to explain it to you! Ian Addison does a […]

Taking notes like Tony

November 22, 2010


I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been one to use what I would have called ‘mind maps’ both in and out of the classroom. They’ve gone by many names over the years: spider diagrams, brain storms or thought showers to name but a few. Then last summer, I went on a Philosophy for […]