This week I tried to use wordle as an assessment tool in literacy. Children were shown a stimulus image of a man looking over the edge of a well and were then asked to write 100 words of character description. We then took everyone’s writing and put it into wordle. The results were great! What [...]
Entries from November 30, 2008
November 30, 2008 · 2 Comments · Assessment for Learning, Literacy, Tools, Writing, Year 6
November 21, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
Please have a look at my students blog www.charlestown.edublogs.org If your students would like to comment please feel free, it would be great to set up a connection globally!
November 21, 2008 · No Comments · Tools
Exciting addition to the work I’ve been doing with Synchroneyes today! I got the children to use the chat feature to post research that they had found on the Internet about David Livingstone the Victorian explorer. This worked incredibly well and led to a really interesting discussion with the children about chatting in general. After [...]
Over the last few weeks I’ve been using Smart’s Synchroneyes classroom management software to monitor children as they are working on the individual umpcs on the classroom. I have to say that I think this could be some software that helps teachers hugely. Basically when children log on they have to connect to the teachers [...]
November 8, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Getting this iPhone has got me thinking about how we could use it as a tool for letting parents know what has happened in the classroom that day. Since I downloaded the wordpress application this now has become a real possibility! So I set up a class blog to see if this could really work. [...]
November 6, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
Over the last few weeks I’ve been involved in a series of conversations about what a future learning space needs to look like. The discussions have been, truth be told, rather disheartening. My school is part of an amalgamation that is taking place and was something I was really looking forward to. However as often [...]
November 6, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized
This is the first attempt to use my blog as a tool for recording my professional development. I’m at a course by Chris Pickup in Rochdale all day, I have asked his permission to blog the event an he has kindly agreed.. I think the only way that this will work is to try and [...]
November 5, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized
I’m sitting in my front room marveling at how wicked the iPhone is. This post has been written directly from the phone which really opens things up for instant blogging. After a very hard day at work that’s a real bright spark – ironic considering it’s firework night!