Category: Digital Learning

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Adventurer or Voyager

This post has been baking in the thinking-oven for near  on a year now, following a 2015 TES post – Summer homework assignment went viral. The original assignment had many interesting challenges and a really good balance of creativity, reflection and education and back in August when I read about it, I save the article and put…
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20 Jul ’16 0

The catalytics are coming

Back in October 2012 I show cased three catalytics, real time response systems, that were front and centre. This time let me share with you ExitTicket. It is a little more sophisticated than the earlier catalytic systems and of course relies on wifi, the availability of wifi connected devices and of course staff confidence. Of…
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6 Feb ’14 0

QuotesCover for your classroom or corridor

If you were looking for a quick way to dress your classroom, then Quotes Cover turns any ordinary saying texts or quotation (searchable by keyword) into a relatively attractive classroom or corridor poster. Add a little emphasis with an carefully placed asterix before Flicking clicking through various text font and colour combinations, add photo effects…
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1 Jul ’13 0

Alan Wake – bringing it together (part 5)

It has been a busy few weeks and the project development has slowed down a little. On the plus side, Kelvin has managed to make real headway with the 4 station Xbox cabinet with the help of some sixth formers… … the XBOX station designed and built by students. We used different materials: wood for…
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26 Jun ’13 0

Alan Wake hardware choices (part 4)

Gaming in school – for literacy? Gaming for literacy is not any easy sell to other staff, before you have had a proven track record of success with students, but as they say ‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ Andre Gide I am by no…
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18 Jun ’13 0

Wake-ing a thirst for literacy (part 1)

I had been on the look out for a cinematic, highly narrative video-game title to re-purpose as a writing stimulus for some time now following on from the success of using US hit series Flash Forward as a writing stimulus for lower ability sets. I say ‘lower ability groups,’ when what I mean is, lower…
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9 Jun ’13 0