1 0 Archive | May, 2011
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Google Document publishing to html embed

I’m not sure if this is new or just whether I have not seen it before, however, it might prove quite useful for many different purposes. As some of you know, I’m now working with 10 Year 5 pupils who are currently Level 2-3 in Maths and Literacy. Part of my initial drive (obviously) is […]

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Assertive Mentoring…

Today I was very lucky to hear Peter Boddy (Head of Red Hall Primary School, Darlington) speak about the impact his school has seen using Assertive Mentoring. I’ll leave you to research Assertive Mentoring yourself if it sounds of interest to you. However, it was in the first session this morning that he addressed ‘typical’ […]

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Aurasma App

I was pointed to this App (Aurasma) by Dughall McCormick and Simon Widdowson last night and I have not been able to put it down since then! You are able to attach a video to a real picture of something and when you scan your camera… You know, I can’t really explain it very well, […]

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Plymouth Early Years Conference 13th May 2011

I was honoured to be invited down to University of Plymouth to deliver a keynote and 3 workshops to the 3rd Year students as part of their Early Years Conference. This conference was the brainchild of Lecturer Pete Yeomans (@ethinking) and with the help of some of his Year 4 students, the University hosted a […]

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e-Safety and Safeguarding Prezi

Plymouth University Workshop on Prezi

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May 13, 2011
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The Evolution of Blogging…

It was not in my plan to give pupils a blog each neither give pupils responsibility for a blog but something happened last week that made me change my mind! The pupils forced this upon me! Some pupils had inquired about having their own blog but I had explained that I ideally wanted content in […]

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Parents: What do your children mean to you?

I am visiting Plymouth University on Friday 13th May to talk to nearly qualified teachers about e-Safety and Safeguarding. I would love some quotes (to include in my presentation) from parents to illustrate just how important children are to their parents. Since becoming a parent myself, I certainly have a deeper understanding of the emotions […]

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‘Tool Management’ Evolution

During my Literacy lesson this afternoon, the children were very busy writing a persuasive text when I noticed Fern staring into space. She then got back on task but about 3 minutes later she approached me very quietly and said “Psssssst… Mr. Mitchell, you need to listen to the conversation that Matthew and Thomas are […]

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Bolton Tweetup

The NASEN Conference is being held at the Reebok Stadium on May 25th 2011. Andrea Carr is going to be there with some other people from Rising Stars so it’s a GREAT excuse to have a tweetup with a curry and a few drinks. Please use the PrimaryPad below to sign up. If you are […]

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