Category: Teaching

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

Comic CPD

Today the ICT team delivered 3 INSET sessions. Onenote, Moviemaker and I delivered Comic Life. I have not seen the summary of the feedback but the staff seemed pleased. What I felt it worked well was the ability for staff opted into a training session of their choosing, everyone in my sessions seemed generally pleased…
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24 Mar ’09 0

CC plugin

Today I found a Windows only Microsoft’s Creative Commons Add-in for Office. License your office docs with an easy drop-drop menu. Once installed, the add-on is extremely easy to use—just check the new Creative Commons tab on the Ribbon if you are using Office 2007 (or the File menu for earlier versions), select New License,…
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17 Mar ’09 0

Finding a Space

A new space in required in school. The size of a classroom to support the 121 laptop/netbook project. It needs to be central, accessible and avoid bottlenecks of student trying to get ready for their next class. Another lesson today, apparently there are few things that aggrieve staff more than breaking a promise, having to…
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17 Mar ’09 0

Within School VLE-ariance

The biggest single variable (30 per cent) that explains within-school variation is teachers – teaching strategies, professional characteristics and classroom climate explain the often disturbing variation within schools. Now that I have had time to reply to Jo, does the same apply to a schools VLE? This is important and if the mostly likely answer…
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17 Mar ’09 0

Takeaway from Hampshire VLE Day

First I enjoyed the day, meeting with colleagues and sharing information. This has been extended this evening with a few Twitter connections too (mcntmgr, Lara_Young, alcrooks for example). I also made a couple of email colleagues 3D and was able to publically thank those indivuiduals that have supported me in my new role. So my…
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9 Mar ’09 2

Music is the Alive and CC

The audio interference during last weekends conversation was Spotify. A cross between iTunes and early Napster, Spotify allows you to access millions of free and legal music while sharing your taste. You don’t own the tracks or download them, you just listen online with adverts every 20minutes. Playlists smooth out the experience, ‘you never need…
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6 Mar ’09 0