Saturday morning, up at 6:30am and straight onto Twitter, then a quick completion of 2 Microsoft Education badges...yes, its the start of the holidays! Having established there are approximately 6 loads of washing needing doing and already a full ironing basket I decided my best course of action was to have a coffee, walk to … Continue reading The Why’s and the Tribe!
It is coming to the end of that crazy term 4 for secondary schools - 1 week remaining in Wales before we break for Easter. It's that half term when everything, and I mean everything, goes into your exam classes. The revision sessions, the questions, the mind maps, quizzing, past papers, pair and group work, … Continue reading Crazy Half Term!
So this week has been hectic...full of cold and cough, terrible weather, busy week! We had options evening on Wednesday and it was good to be able to talk about ICT and Computer Science to prospective students and parents and hopefully we will have a great cohort next year! Then from 4pm Thursday until Saturday … Continue reading Quick Week!
I have just returned from seeing my daughters assembly at the end of my snow day. I spent my day looking at marking from my key stage 3 ICT classes and learning how to use Doctopus and Goobric to make feedback easier with online work. I have twins in year 4 and two weeks ago … Continue reading Thematic Learning
This week I joined a group of teachers from our consortium to travel to the Bett Show in London, the second such visit I have made. As ever I am amazed by the size and scale of the show, so many trade stands offering their wares to education professionals it is hard to know where … Continue reading EdTech and BETT
Next month I begin Module 2 of my EdD, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, my pre-module task is a Pecha Kucha (nope, I'd never heard of one either!), an image rich presentation with a time limit of 20 seconds per slide, one question being "What do you think the primary role or purpose … Continue reading A Pecha Kucha!
Cannot believe I have lapsed for so long from my weekly writing! Lots has happened in the past couple of months - firstly, we are now back in our own house and have the space we missed so much, as well as decent wi-fi speed! I have moderated my first Twitter Chat via @networkedcymru and … Continue reading #30daypledge