TED Talks

TED Talks

I have been an avid watcher of TED Talks for  while now, there are some fantastic videos on the site which really do get you thinking. As a teacher, I tend to watch the educational ones, below are 4 of my favourite. I encourage anybody to visit the site and discover your favourites as well.

My Amazing PLN

My Amazing PLN

This is a post I have been wanting to write for a number of months, as I want to share the incredible influence Twitter has had on my teaching and my pupils learning. I know a lot of teachers that are still sceptical about Twitter and don’t understand how it can influence their teaching, I … Continue reading

iPad Apps List – Version 3.0

iPad Apps List – Version 3.0

v3.0 It’s been a while since I updated the apps on our iPads, the summer holidays being the perfect time to do so especially as we are getting more in soon. So here goes, I have stopped organising them into folders as my opinion has changed, you can’t categorise the apps by subject, so it’s … Continue reading

Review of the Year – Edmodo

Review of the Year – Edmodo

I first came across Edmodo this time last year, and thought this looks interesting lets have a look. I set my new class up and had a play around myself. Initial thoughts were, safe social networking for children – great, introduction to social networking – great. Didn’t really think of it much further than that. … Continue reading

Review of the Year – iPads

Review of the Year – iPads

It has been so long since writing here, mainly as the summer term became incredibly busy with the culmination of an Estyn inspection a month a go! When I finally broke up for the holidays, I promised myself I would write a number of posts looking back at the incredible journey I have been on … Continue reading

Popplet and iMovie with History

Lots of the work the pupils did last term on the iPads was done through History, below are some more examples of the types of work they did. Generally the pupils chose which ‘app’ to use once I had set the task and given them the success criteria, the most popular ones have been Popplet … Continue reading

Using Type Drawing in History

One of the activities my class did last term was to investigate what sort of person Henry VIII was by collecting together words describing him. They then chose a photo of him as a background in Type Drawing and using the different words they traced over the top of the back ground using a range … Continue reading

Assessing digitally created content

Background For a while now (many years, but more importantly the last 6 months) I have spent way to many hours thinking about and researching how to keep track of pupils work that has been created digitally. By ‘digitally’ I mean using, iPads, laptops, iPods, tablets or PC’s. In The Dell it is mainly iPads … Continue reading