Grammar is my teaching and professional learning focus this term. On my iPhone I receive GG or Grammar Girl’s quick and dirty tips podcast and my feed reader delivers Daily Grammar. I am working through the back catalogue on both these feeds, learning almost every step of the way. This mornings learning included “Only”: The Most Insidious Misplaced Modifier and why The Plural of .... Read more and bookmark.
Nearly 10 years ago my recaps starter involved 16 numbers cards, stuck to the whiteboard with blue tac. Underneath, drawn on the whiteboard, 9 Qs or questions, 3 stars, 4 blank spaces. Back in the day the students pulled off a card to reveal a Q, a star or a blank. Each question, correctly answered, are worth 1 point each. Answer correct and the student gets the choice to play on or retain .... Read more and bookmark.
Sticking on the ‘narrowing the gap’ agenda I created a poster for the staffroom and staff work areas. Again, help yourself. The resoultion is should be sufficient for an A4 poster. The quote is adapted from the most recent DFE Statistical First Release ‘GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics in England 2011-12.’ The gap between .... Read more and bookmark.
We are just about to launch Triptico Plus to the schools teaching community. Despite just a handful of teachers being formally introduced to Triptico (note the lack of plus), I am not surprised by how many staff have ushered in the new networked Triptico Plus version complete with ‘load from cloud’ option and a handful of extra app. The release of Triptico is just one .... Read more and bookmark.
A teacher (at least I think it was a teacher) posted a photo of an AFL poster on Twitter. You ‘like’ it, so you save it, store it, bookmark it, tag or flag it. Sadly, far too often one’s cup over floweth with good ideas and opportunity goes begging in a sea of shinny good teaching ideas. Not this time. I liked the original but wanted a cleaner look. Mark II. I liked the .... Read more and bookmark.
First, I want to thank @anthonynneke at Microsft, for all his support getting us to the starting. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Anthony. Plus extra Twitter chip-ins from @SeanOfTheNorth (Microsoft Business Manager for Schools North) and @jamesbmarshall The @Office365 Education guy at @Microsoft UK and my BETT co-presenter. Our Academy signed up to the Office365 trial our .... Read more and bookmark.