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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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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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Space Resources

I am in the process of gathering together a variety of resources for teaching this topic. I also hope to include some examples of children’s work. Here is a PowerPoint presentation showing the phases of the moon. This was shown to the children and they would record each phase in their science books. However, rather than just […]

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Internet Potential

The Internet is truly an amazing resource, not just for basic teaching ideas but it gives our children the chance to connect with others around the world. ‘Voices around the world’ is a not for profit project which is linking the voices of young people around the world. In 2012 more than 300 schools from […]

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Data Handling and Technology

I have often noticed that Data Handling in the primary school can become rather dull. How many surveys can children do about their favourite foods? With this in mind I decided to grab their interest with technology.  We started to discuss mobile phones and if they had one, what make was this and why they […]

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