I wouldn’t know anything about the App or what to do with it without watching and speaking to Tim Rylands and without speaking to Pete Richardson at a Teachmeet in Blackpool: Last week Heathfield got hold of our first piece of handheld kit – an iPad! We used a great App called Epic Citadel by [...]
I have been in the very fortunate position of being supported by a great network both at school and wider in the Twitterverse. I have been given so many hint, tips and resources that it’s time that I may be able to give just a little something back. Targeting writing has long been the thorn [...]
In an attempt to develop the speaking skills of my writers, we are planning to record a Voicethread tomorrow that describes four very different pictures. The Voicethread can be seen here although it has been commented upon yet. Whilst they were planning, they came up with some fantastic sentences. To capture the moment, we tweeted [...]
I just love writing with children. I don’t seem to be too bad at it either which is a good job because there are plenty of areas of my teaching I really wish to improve. My attitude to writing is – Just write! It doesn’t matter what about, it doesn’t matter how good it is, [...]
Thanks to John Sutton (@HGJohn) I have signed up to a project called ‘Blog the World Cup‘. This is a blogging project that John has set up that will involve 32 schools/classes – one for each country in the World Cup. Each blog will be used by pupils to present information about the country and [...]
This is just a first attempt but you can see the potential! This was completed with no help from me!
I’ve been playing around with various Web2/3.0 technology over the last 6 months and have found Voicethread to be such a success in the Primary Classroom. The children know very quickly how to use it, select identities and record, annotate and video themselves within Voicethread. It is as if it has been made to be [...]
I am starting a writing topic in year 6 that covers 6 genres of writing and our writing revision before SATs. As an introduction, I want the children to find zoos and wildlife centres all over the world. I used my personal learning network on Twitter by asking them to tweet their local zoo or [...]