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#TeachBites

I was super proud last night to be involved in the first in a new style of professional development opportunities – TeachBites. Based on the TeachMeet format but allowing for more slightly longer, intimate workshops, we welcomed over 70 people to the Uni of South Wales campus in Newport. It started with some great keynotes on … Continue reading

#Nurture1516

#Nurture1516

I haven’t written one of these before but have always wanted to so I’ve found some time to have a go this year. 2015 – It’s fair to say that last year was a mixed bag of ups and downs, there were quite a few challenges that I had to overcome professionally, especially at the beginning … Continue reading

Shared Writing using Google Docs

Shared Writing using Google Docs

Shared Writing in Literacy is something everyone has done often using a whiteboard and having the teacher lead the writing with pupils suggesting what to write. This can be done in a variety of ways with varying degrees of success. I have recently had a go at using Chromebooks and a shared document to do … Continue reading

Chromebooks in a Primary School

Chromebooks in a Primary School

I have now been using Google Chromebooks for 2 months after we completely redeveloped the IT infrastructure at school over the summer. I have been so impressed with them that I thought it important to share my experiences so far. You can click here to read the background to our journey, I have kept it … Continue reading

Jump & Duck Game

Below is a game created and coded by Joe Badman, a pupil in my year 6 class. He is very proud of it and is asking what to do next as he has become very confident in using Scratch. I am thinking of getting him to have a go at coding a simple web site? … Continue reading

Digital 2014

Digital 2014

A few days a go I attended Digital 2014 event at the Celtic Manor in Newport. This was the second year of the event and the first time I had been. Held over 2 days and run by the Welsh Government the purpose is to look at the Digital state of Wales. The first day … Continue reading

Thankyou

This post is a bit different, I have shared and written about a lot of different things on this blog, it has turned from a personal blog into my online presence as an educator and leader. This week sees the start of the next exciting chapter in my career with a move to Charles Williams Church … Continue reading