Posted in General on December 06, 2010 by Steve Dale
An interactive maths activity using Google Maps has now gone live. Bradford Maths maps was created by Tim Bleazard of Curriculum
with support from Mark Hattersley, Education Bradford Maths consultant. The site has also had questions contributed by Maths subject coordinators from schools across Bradford. The idea came from Tom Barrett, Deputy Headteacher in Nottingham who runs the http://edte.ch/blog/ web site. You can access the Bradford Maths Maps plus Edinburgh Maths Maps, shapes in Paris, measures in Madrid, data handling in Nottingham and addition in Adelaide by visiting http://edte.ch/blog/maths-maps/
Posted in Mobile Learning on December 03, 2010 by James Langley
This week I was fortunate enough to be involved in launching a 1 to 1 netbook project at Ley Top Primary School. Every child in Year 5 and 6 have been supplied with a netbook that they can use at home and must bring in to school every day. This project has been started due to the rising pupil numbers and lack of room within the school. When the school becomes 2 form intake the ICT suite will need to be used as a classroom. The long term intention is to roll out the project across KS2.
My role in the launch was explain to the families and pupils how the
(Acceptable Use Policy) should be adhered to and what were the consequences of a breach of the AUP. I also outlined specific e-Safety examples that may occur as a result of greater access to these learning tools at home i.e. filtering, social networking etc. The devices have been installed with eSafe - a managed solution that reports eSafety issues to the school's e-Safety officer. We will report upon the success of this product at a later date.
Posted in General on December 02, 2010 by Paul Scott
||Curriculum ICT consultants are working alongside Literacy colleagues to pilot a project using 21st century technologies to improve standards in reading. The project is targetting pupils at level 2 in order to help them progress succesfully to level 3. We are investigating the use of iPod touches and iPads to support this project that will launch in the New Year. Further updates will be available via this blog.
Posted in General on December 02, 2010 by susan cutsforth
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Posted in General on November 23, 2010 by Steve Dale
Tina and I have spent 2 days at Challenege
training 34 teachers to become pirates as part of the Pirate Shared Adventure being run by the
. Great fun was had by all and we are looking forward to setting sail on 12 January!