Lend Me Your Literacy – collaborative projects
Feb13

Lend Me Your Literacy – collaborative projects

Lendmeyourliteracy.org is a very interesting online resource base for teachers and students of Literacy. It’s billed as a one stop website for examples of good pieces of literacy work written by children and not just models written in a text book. Teachers can use these pieces of work for moderation purposes and an aid to good teaching, inspiring children to believe… Teachers can pick the very best examples of literacy work in...

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The Ed Tech Blog Carnival 2012 #1
Jan29

The Ed Tech Blog Carnival 2012 #1

A few weeks ago I asked for educational bloggers to share some of their posts as part of a Blog Carnival. The idea would be that they would write about aspects of technology in education,  and I would then collate into a single post that points to them all. Hopefully you the reader will discover some blogs you haven’t seen before. So here’s the posts that make up the first Ed Tech Blog Carnival for January 2012: To start,...

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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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Starting a blog : a guide for teachers
Jun12

Starting a blog : a guide for teachers

I’ve had a few requests recently for advice on starting up a blog, so I thought I’d  summarise some of my advice in a blog post. The first important decision is what blogging platform to use. There are many out there, but the main two that you should consider are Blogger and WordPress. You might also want to “self-host” your own blog on your own website. Both Blogger and WordPress.com are free to sign up for....

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Blogs Wikis and Podcast Presentations
Feb19

Blogs Wikis and Podcast Presentations

A repost of some presentations I’ve produced in the past about Blogging and Podcasting: Blogs and Wikis in Science teaching USB podcasting presentation New Technologies in the Classroom...

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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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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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MirandaMod Blogging Special
Jun05

MirandaMod Blogging Special

If you are in London on 19th June, and have an interest in teacher blogging, then the MirandaMod Blogging conference may well be something you should attend. It’s a free event held at the Institute of Education in London. There are three parts to this participative CPD experience. Participants can attend all three to gain a wide overview of blogging, or just one or two of the sessions. The aim is to conclude with a collaborative...

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Twittering Teacher in Trouble
May23

Twittering Teacher in Trouble

I was half way through delivering a course on how to use Web 2.0 in the classroom when I saw a headline on the BBC news website that stopped me in my tracks for a second: Probe into Teacher Twitter Posts. I was gobsmacked when I read it. Now I will agree that a teacher does need to realise that their twitter feed can be read by more than just their close group of friends (unless you protect your updates I guess) and so as such...

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