Category: Teaching


One to share with the students

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

11 Jul ’08 0

Grouping Dilemma

In an ICT Department experiencing significant change (courses, staff and direction), here is my grouping dilemma for Sept 2008. We currently have Year 10 students moving into Year 11 who have partially completed 2 Units in the OCR National (Level 2) course. Groups have made variable progress as teaching and delivery models have not been…
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6 Jul ’08 0

2008 Beijing

Just a short post, the TES has collected some Olympic themed lesson ideas for all subjects and age ranges so delve in.

6 Jul ’08 0

The Butterfly Effect

About 10 months ago I stumbled upon the National College for School Leadership (NCLS) online. Prior to this chance discovery, I knew nothing about this organisation. Now, I enjoy reading their quarterly LDR magazine, I often dip into their resource bank and I successfully completed my first online course.  Only when I was invited to…
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22 Jun ’08 0

To do what…?

‘Teaching students to do what?’ That was the phrase from a recent ‘Moving at the Speed of Creativity’ podcast (courtesy of Steve Wycoff) that really struck a cord. I don’t have long to write this post, so I will be concise, never a bad thing. Dr Wycoff’s point is that we should be focus on…
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22 Jun ’08 2

Disappointed I Didnt Think of it

I was very impressed by the ease and functionality of Wordle, however I was disappointed that I did come up with this idea on how to use Wordle. The idea to extend the use of tag clouds to analyze long pieces of text like speeches. Simply brilliant, and now consider all the lesson ideas and…
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16 Jun ’08 2