100 Word Challenge – Week #13

Last week’s picture certainly prompted some really interesting entries. Some of you saw a cannon, while others did see something strange and mysterious. The picture was taken in Cornwall and is the chimney of an old tin mine. The showcase this week is as usual, entries that took my eye, not necessarily the best ones! ********************SHOWCASE – WEEK #12 ******************** […]

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100 Word Challenge – Week #8

These balloons are for everyone who entered 100 Word Challenge Week 7! You are all being given a balloon for giving up some of your holiday time to write a piece and as usual they were great! I’m not going to showcase any because they were all worthy ‘winners’ so help yourself to a balloon! This week is still a […]

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Keeping up with Technology #3

This is the final of the short series of guest posts looking at the use of technology in schools. Here are Part One and Part Two. We return to Michael Shepherd for our third reflection where he shows how far ahead the children may already be! The Original article is here ‘The New Currency’ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The principle goal of education […]

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Keeping Up With Technology #2

This is the second in a short series from guest writers. The first can be seenhere. Today’s contribution comes from Neil Finney who is a teacher in Ontario, Canada. The original article can be seen here  ‘Should Mobiles be Allowed in Class?’ It would seem that the UK is not the only place where mobile technology appears to be getting in the way of […]

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Keeping up with Technology #1-

I follow a lot of enthralling blogs, reading really thought provoking articles. I have recently come across some posts by two writers that I really enjoy. They have been writing about similar subjects and I felt that together they made a good series. The first is by Michael Shepherd who is a headteacher in Blackpool. The original article can be seen here […]

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100 Word Challenge – Week #7

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! There will NOT be a 100 Word Challenge on 22nd April Week 6 was quite tricky I think because you had to decide what your story was about AND fit the 5 prompt words in. There were some really good entries though and here are 4: *************** WEEK 6 SHOWCASE *************** Katie from Bury & Whitfield Jewish Primary Jacob […]

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100 Word Challenge – Week #6

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! There will NOT be a 100 Word Challenge on 22nd April The pot with the legs brought some fantastic entries to Week #5. Do make sure you pop & have a look. Many of them looked at things really differently and these are 5 of those I really liked! **********************WEEK #5 SHOWCASE********************** Edward Year 6 Galley Hill Primary Michalea Year 6 […]

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Resource Centre – Week 10

Last week saw some very unusual links for great ideas. Among them we had Oliver Quinlan’s class showing us ‘Coffee Shop’ a great maths and discussion link. We also had Geocaching for Peter Yeomans who described it as IT with exercise! The Resource Centre is designed as a central place to come and check out ideas, recommendations and classroom plans. […]

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