Category: Challenge

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Impossible is a resistent foe

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.…
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9 Jun ’12 0

Old dog, new trick

One of the benefits to observing lessons is that this old dog, still gets to learn new tricks. Like all good mavens, I collect these and share them. Like the 54 Ways to introduce a Learning Objective Google Doc. This week I saw a different take on ‘Odd one out.’ Interestingly, the students really like…
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24 May ’12 0

Perseverance

Involved in interviewing today I heard a lot about values. Values about oneself as a teacher and about education as a system. Interestingly, I did not hear much about the values we try to imaprt onto our students. This may well have been due to the questions we asked of course. However, here is one value I…
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21 May ’12 0

Slow Writing

It started with David Didau’s (@learningspy) blog post. BIF! Then onto David Riley (@David_Triptico), Triptico creator and education app designer.  BAM! (The man’s talent are for hire BTW.) Then it was back to my Year 8 ‘Creative Writing’ class for testing this morning and POW! With a thumbs up and a green light, from both…
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15 May ’12 0

Kodu – that visual programming thing

Kodu – if you have not heard about it  – you need to. Here at Hamble College our ICT Department has been planning for its introduction for just under a year. Improving the graphics cards, in-house Kodu learning and training. For the past two weeks the team have been using Kodu as an introduction to programming, to promote and…
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7 Mar ’12 0

Tick Tock Clock for Quest

Following on from Byron Bay, the students have been competing against one another. They set the challenge by how fast you could escape the game. In an effort to create an official timer – I used the in built time function of Quest and displayed them as a status attribute. Of course, health and score will…
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23 Feb ’12 0