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Training Links

Links to support Lowerplace INSET: Link to the Linoit is here. For a whole host of supporting videos about Tablets and Apps, please visit THIS LINK to go to the Oxford University Press Tablets and Apps website that I produced, here you will find reports, supporting videos, details of amazing pas to use as well […]

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April 17, 2013
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Update…

I am blessed to be really busy supporting schools all over as they look to do something a little different to try to impact standards in writing. This work sometimes involves 30+ hours in my car in a week. Now, I don’t mind driving and I don’t mind the long hours. When I was a […]

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December 11, 2014
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Thomas shares his work

listen to ‘Thomas shares his work’ on Audioboo

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June 19, 2014
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Exciting News…

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks after receiving a DM from David Miller on Twitter saying that he knew of a project that I might be interested in. Within 48 hours I was within talks with the Breteau Foundation to help lead a research project in South Africa in July. The work has already […]

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June 3, 2014
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First News School Age Poll

First News are asking school pupils across the globe their opinion on how old you should be to start school. If you are a teacher, please could you ask your pupils to vote on this poll. The results will be sent to First News. No other data is being collected other than the numbers on […]

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April 30, 2014
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Here’s a photo of…

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April 25, 2014
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Year 2 Blogs

Here are a list of Year 2 blogs promoted by folks on Twitter: Class 2P at Aveley Primary in London Class 2B at Aveley Primary in London Year 2 at Our Lady’s Primary Year 2 at Childwall Valley Primary School Year 2 Class at Hindley Green Primary School in Wigan Year 2 Class Blog at […]

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April 24, 2014
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Afternoon Audioboo

listen to ‘Afternoon Audioboo’ on Audioboo

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April 22, 2014
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Demo1

listen to ‘Demo1’ on Audioboo

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April 22, 2014
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Audioboo Demo

listen to ‘Audioboo Demo’ on Audioboo

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April 22, 2014
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In Liverpool

listen to ‘In Liverpool’ on Audioboo

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April 22, 2014
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Audioboo to record discussions about writing…

I was looking back through old Audioboo recordings of children in my previous classes (in preparation for a workshop I’m delivering) and stumbled across a number of Audioboos by Thomas and Liam. When using Audioboo to record discussions, Thomas and Liam really pulled out the stops. In fact, they actively discussed issues in their writing […]

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March 5, 2014
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February 24, 2014
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Linoit.com

And Padlet.com Created with Padlet

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February 24, 2014
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February 24, 2014
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February 24, 2014
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My 10 Golden Apps

I’m often asked about my favourite Apps for use in class with students. Over the year, I have favourites, some come and go, but here are a list of ten that remain my firm favourites. Animoto A lovely app to create professional looking videos from pictures taken in your class Audioboo Ultra slick audio recording […]

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February 3, 2014
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January 27, 2014
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Hopwood Staff Meeting Vote

Please select 3 tools you would like to know how to use. We will take a look at the three most popular during the staff meeting tonight. Which 3 tools would you like to learn how to use the most?

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January 27, 2014
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January 24, 2014
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Blogging Breakfast Form

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January 24, 2014
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Break a rule!

I’ve had a saying that I have stuck to throughout my teaching career: “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission!” Ok, not all the time but we don’t always see eye to eye with the powers that be in schools. As teachers, we know our children better than our leaders and with the added […]

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January 1, 2014
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Banish the Copying of Learning Objectives

A simple way to abolish the pointless writing out of learning objectives within learning time. All you need to do is on a Word document or equivalent, the teacher types out the learning objective next to a number. This starts with 1 and increases by 1 for each objective throughout the year. The children just […]

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November 22, 2013
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Event Feedback

Created with Padlet

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October 25, 2013
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Farnworth Cluster Coveritlive Demo

If you have arrived here directed by a tweet from me – THANK YOU! The aim id to demo how Coveritlive can be used to bring expertise or magic into your classroom. You should be able to see the Coveritlive window below. At the bottom of the window, you should a space to write your […]

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October 25, 2013
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Protected: ECM Training Links

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September 30, 2013
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September 13, 2013
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Global Tagging and Evidence of School Improvement

I was first introduced to global tagging by John Sutton about 6 months ago and thought this was worth sharing. A really detailed blog post by John (certainly worth reading) can be viewed here. If you have a Multi Site blog, with class blogs set up, you have some additional power that you might not […]

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Google Tools embedded in blogs

Did you know that most Google Apps allow you to embed within a blog? Here are a few examples: Google Spreadsheets being used in Maths to log how long it takes a child to complete a timetable – Click here. Google Docs being used to collaborate on the blog outside of school – Click here. […]

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June 17, 2013
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Creative use of Voicethread (In Maths too!)

One of my favourite ways I’ve used Voicethread with pupils was this below. With Voicethread, you can take pictures of problems and add multiple pictures to one single Voicethread. In addition to this, when commenting, you can select the option to leave a comment using your webcam. If you do decide to do this, webcams […]

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June 10, 2013
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Mitchell and Pie Coveritlive

That Mitchell and Pie Thing Feedback here: Created with Padlet

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April 18, 2013