Got back from my interview today to find out that I’d actually landed the job as Deputy Head! So excited! The opportunity to develop the ICT in this school is phenomenal. My whole ‘pitch’ was from the heart about how I felt that ICT could revolutionise the classroom experience and the Governors and the headteacher [...]
Entries from April 30, 2008
April 29, 2008 · No Comments · Assessment for Learning, Tools, Year 6
Just wanted to put down a note about how were using Senteo in the classroom. Simplest way to describe it is think who wants to be a millionaire ask the audience. Each child has a key pad that they can use to answer questions in Smartboard software. It gives you really clear assessment of areas of [...]
Found on the Animoto website that you can get free access to full length movies if you send them an e-mail and keep them updated. I just got the code to let 140 children use it. Seems worth it!
April 26, 2008 · No Comments · Tools, Writing
Came across this site on another blog. Feedjournal is a way of printing off rss feeds into a newspaper format. I thought that this could be a really cool way of creating a newspaper from a shared class blog. All the students write on the blog and then just set up the feed. I think it [...]
April 23, 2008 · No Comments · Tools
Just a quick post. We’ve been experimenting in school with the use of the smartnotebook recorder. It’s really quick and easy to use and if you connect a microphone then it’s the simplest way that I know of creating and avi. If you then want it as flash etc then use Flash video MX (free) [...]
April 23, 2008 · 4 Comments · Journal
Been trying this week to get my head round Twitter and how it can be useful to school and my own professional life. It all seems to be a bit random at the moment I think that Twittergroups might be the answer as it seems to let you organise things a bit more simply, but [...]
April 21, 2008 · Enter your password to view comments. · Journal
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April 21, 2008 · No Comments · Writing, Year 4
Came across this great site on another blog www.animoto.com Basicly it lets you create a fantastic 30 sec moving presentation by uploading pictures and sound to the site. We’re going to get our Year 4 (7/8yrs old) to record their own adverts for the school using pictures they’ve taken and sound created in Audacity. (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) [...]