Teaching Science Blog Revamped
Jun10

Teaching Science Blog Revamped

So for those who don’t know about it, I run a sister blog to this one, called Teaching Science, It was initially aimed at the student teachers I work with, but it grew to just be a general science teaching blog. Well anyway, it had a bit of a revamp today. It needed a bit of TLC – so it now has a new logo and new site template that users of this blog might find familiar! I want to get more practical ideas and advice for...

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The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old : Top posts of 2012
Dec04

The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old : Top posts of 2012

The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old! I can’t believe how time has flown. When I started I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep blogging regularly enough, but I’ve stuck at it and, apart from the odd period of writers block or extreme workload, have managed to keep the blog posts coming. Over the years the number of hits per day has steadily grown until last week I had to finally bite the bullet and move to a...

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QuadBlogging and Blogging the Leap Year projects
Jan20

QuadBlogging and Blogging the Leap Year projects

A quick post to make my readers aware of an excellent project set up by Deputy Headteacher David Mitchell. He’s developed an excellent model for school collaboration called Quadblogging which sets up groups of schools to talk, share ideas, information and comment on each others’ work. At present there are more than 1000 classes in 27 countries working together creating some incredible moments of learning as well as...

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Get the Whiteboard Blog in a handy book format
Sep23

Get the Whiteboard Blog in a handy book format

“The Best of the Whiteboard Blog” contains the very best articles from over three years of this blog collated and put together into one handy document. Running to over 200 A4 pages it is chock full of ideas and useful links to help you to make the best use of your interactive whiteboard. As well as interactive whiteboards it also covers other educational technologies that would be of interest to teachers such as digital...

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16 Avatar Generators for Profile Pictures and more
Sep13

16 Avatar Generators for Profile Pictures and more

If you are blogging with students – it’s recommended that you don’t use real photographs of the students. A fun alternative is to create a cartoon avatar instead. This lets the students have a visual representation of themselves, but without using their real image. You could also use these as characters in your lesson resources – add them to your interactive whiteboard presentations with speech bubbles to give lesson objectvies...

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Tracking Blogs with RSS in Google Reader
May29

Tracking Blogs with RSS in Google Reader

There are some excellent blogs out there with a wealth of information for teachers. The biggest problem is keeping track of them. It can be very time consuming to go from blog to blog to see if there’s any new content. A much better way is to get the blogs to come to you. And you can do that very easily using a Blog reader and RSS. RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Many people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that you...

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The Inaugral Ed Tech Blog Carnival
Jan29

The Inaugral Ed Tech Blog Carnival

So here goes. Welcome to the first Ed Tech Blog carnival I’ve ever run or organised! The idea is that anyone with an interest in technology and education could write a blog post as part of the carnival and then let me have the URL. Those posts are all linked within this article. There are posts of all different types here, all addressing different areas of Educational Technology. Hopefully you will discover some new blogs that...

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A UK Ed Tech Blog Carnival?
Jan13

A UK Ed Tech Blog Carnival?

At BETT I attended a talk about blogging, and mention was made of blog carnivals. It was something I had seen previously, but had forgotten all about. I’d seen a few science ones and skeptic ones, such as this: Carnival of Evolution, which kind of gives you the idea I think. It’s not that kind of carnival….. A blog carnival is where people write a blog posts on their own blogs  with a common theme (i.e. technology in...

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Top Blogposts of 2010
Dec17

Top Blogposts of 2010

It’s that time of year again. Where we sum up , take stock and start making plans for 2011. All those “review of the year” television shows and articles in the newspapers. And this blog will be no exception. So here are a selection of the most read blog posts written this year, in case you missed some of them. 10 avatar generators for profile pictures : 10 ideas for producing pictures to use as an avatar image...

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Blog the World Cup
Jun16

Blog the World Cup

If you are looking for good examples of pupil-created blogs then go take a look at the Blog the World Cup project. The idea is brilliantly simple: there are 32 nations in the FIFA World Cup and there will be 32 blogs on the site, one for each competing nation. Each blog will be managed by a different class (or school) with each one allocated a country at random. You can get a list of all the different blogs here. Take a look and see...

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Promethean Guest Post – Science Resources
Jun03

Promethean Guest Post – Science Resources

I’m quite chuffed to have been asked to produce a guest post for the Promethean Planet website. I’ve written about my favourite 10 science websites. To see the Blog Post go here. This updated blog is part of a big redesign of the Promethean Planet website and community area. If you are a Promethean user then it’s well worth registering with the site and taking a look at the resources that you can download. I’m...

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Educational Blogging Platforms Compared
Mar11

Educational Blogging Platforms Compared

When I run my Blogging training days, we usually focus on getting an account with WordPress or Edublogs. Both run off the same backend, but Edublogs is tailored more for educators. If you are interested in finding out about all the different platforms that are available, then Dodie Ainslie has put together a great overview of the various options. You can find it here: http://djainslietech.wikispaces.com/Blogging+Platforms Take a look...

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