Archive | 2014

Events in Moscow

Museum Night I was very fortunate to be in Moscow when they had this event which was held this year on Saturday May 17th 2014. This is an annual event which is growing in popularity and where museums and other cultural establishments allow free entrance. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the city as people […]

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Blogging in Russia

Just a very quick update, the children in this school as yet have not had the opportunity to start blogging so myself and the year five teacher have set up class blogs. Here is the link to my year 4 class I have also set up a school podcast here I will add a link for […]

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Teacher teaching pupils how to use iPadds

Teaching Assistants – what gems!

Ever since I became a teacher back in 1999 I have become fully aware of the value of teaching assistants. Without them in class I really do not think teachers could survive, especially as mainstream schools now have more children with specialised learning needs. However; even without inclusion issues, where on earth would a busy classroom teacher […]

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Code Club

It was during a visit to the CAS conference in 2013 that I became more aware of the Code Club Organisation. As an experienced ICT coordinator in two large London Primary Schools I had often used Flowol as part of the control technology element in the ICT curriculum, so I was keen to find out how this […]

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BETT 2014

Well BETT 2014 returned to the Excel centre in London and this year I was able to attend for three days, which was rather handy as trying to find everything was rather difficult. Before I proceed I need a quick moan: Poor facilities for charging up mobile phones Limited WIFI connection. Very poor support for finding things once […]

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New Computing Curriculum

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of conferences about the new computing curriculum. It has been rather an interesting experience. The most recent one was on Monday 3rd February At Queen Mary’s University of London and was run by Prof Paul Curzon. A very uplifting evening and he […]

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ASE Conference 2014

Well this was my first visit in many years to the annual ASE conference which was held this year in Birmingham. I always enjoy visiting Birmingham either to visit friends, or run courses and other CPD events such as school INSET. I find everyone I meet in the city extremely helpful and friendly. I only attended […]

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Writing for Science

Throughout my teaching career I have always enjoyed teaching science in my classroom. I found that the children were enthusiastic about science learning and they often thoroughly enjoyed the practical activities, especially when I included technology such as data logging and digital microscopes. However, teaching this subject does have a variety of problems such as: finding resources, organisation […]

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