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Please follow my class on Twitter!

Published on 30 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

On Tuesday I will begin using Twitter with my new Year 3 class.  Last year, my class had a Twitter account, but we didn’t really use it very much.  I am determined to use it a lot more this year to really break down the walls in our classroom and share what we’re doing with

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Death By PowerPoint

Published on 22 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

I was having a look through the #badCPD hashtag on Twitter earlier when I noticed that @ConsultantHead had tweeted a link to this video.  We’ve all been there before and groaned as someone tries to use every animation tool in PowerPoint.  With all the competitors out there now, such as Prezi or Google Docs, it’s

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Classroom Display: Wallpaper or A Learning Resource? (Part 4 & Conclusions)

Published on 9 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

This week I am publishing a series of blog posts about classroom display.  In May 2012, I wrote a Masters essay about classroom display entitled ‘Classroom Display: An alternative to wallpaper or a valuable learning resource?’  These blog posts will serialise my essay and this is the final part. Click here to read Part 1, here to read Part

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Classroom Display: Wallpaper or A Learning Resource? (Part 3)

Published on 8 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

This week I am publishing a series of blog posts about classroom display.  In May 2012, I wrote a Masters essay about classroom display entitled ‘Classroom Display: An alternative to wallpaper or a valuable learning resource?’  These blog posts will serialise my essay and this is Part 3. Click here to read Part 1 and here to

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Classroom Display: Wallpaper or A Learning Resource? (Part 2)

Published on 7 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

This week I am publishing a series of blog posts about classroom display.  In May 2012, I wrote a Masters essay about classroom display entitled ‘Classroom Display: An alternative to wallpaper or a valuable learning resource?’  These blog posts will serialise my essay and this is Part 2. Click here to read Part 1. Can

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Classroom Display: Wallpaper or A Learning Resource? (Part 1)

Published on 7 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

Over the next few days, I will be publishing a series of blog posts about classroom display.  In May 2012, I wrote a Masters essay about classroom display entitled ‘Classroom Display: An alternative to wallpaper or a valuable learning resource?’  These blog posts will serialise my essay and this is part one: the introduction. If

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Rory’s Story Cubes

Published on 5 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

A few months ago, I bought a set of Rory’s Story Cubes, having seen them mentioned on Twitter, especially by MFL teachers.  With my Year 5 class, I had been trying to ignite their imaginations and did a lot of work on storytelling.  I hoped that these story cubes would help with this. Did it

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That Qualifies Me, Doesn’t It?

Published on 5 August 2012 by in Blog Posts

I know right from wrong. That qualifies me to be a policeman, doesn’t it? I am a caring person. That qualifies me to be a doctor, doesn’t it? I can drive a car. That qualifies me to be a pilot, doesn’t it? I can cook. That qualifies me to be a chef, doesn’t it? I’m

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