Whiteboard Blog Review of the Year : Top 10 Posts of 2013
Jan02

Whiteboard Blog Review of the Year : Top 10 Posts of 2013

As we begin 2014, just a quick blog post to cast a look back over the last 12 months and to highlight the top 10 posts from 2013. My blogging suffered a little during 2013 as I worked on my Masters Dissertation, but I’ll be a little more focused for 2014 now that’s out of the way. Here are the top 10 most-read posts for 2013: 1. How to connect your iPad to your Interactive Whiteboard 2. 6 Creative Tools for Displaying...

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Science Blogposts on Promethean Planet
Apr08

Science Blogposts on Promethean Planet

Just a quick post to point you in the direction of two blogposts I have written for Promethean Planet recently which will be of interest to Science teachers. 10 (more) Science Websites for Your Interactive Whiteboard – A list of 10 great websites for science resources. Tour the Universe via Your Interactive Whiteboard – Ideas for different websites that can be used to demonstrate and explore the solar system and beyond...

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September 11th – Education Programme and Schools Competition
Apr03

September 11th – Education Programme and Schools Competition

The 9 11 London Project is a new UK educational charity that has been set up to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to ensure that the legacy of those events is one that builds hope from tragedy. Its purpose is to ensure that this and future generations have the opportunity to be taught about the events and to understand the causes and consequences of 9/11, in the US, UK and across the world. The website contains educational...

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The #ASEChat Interactive Science Links Summary
Dec07

The #ASEChat Interactive Science Links Summary

Monday evening saw my first attempt to moderate a twitter chat as I took the reigns of the #asechat hashtag for an hour. For those that don’t know, #asechat is the official hashtag for the Association for Science Education and everyone with an interest in science teaching is invited to take part in the chat. The topic for Monday’s chat was Interactive resources in Science. Here are some of the many links that were shared...

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Things I’ve Been Reading Recently (Aug 2011)
Aug31

Things I’ve Been Reading Recently (Aug 2011)

A short post to collect a few things I’ve read recently and linked via Twitter, but worth reposting to the blog too. Go check them out Thoughts on writing a social media policy in schools by @simfin The Myth of the Digital Native by @merlinjohn Blooms Taxonomy for iPad Apps by @Langwitches All I need to know about Twitter I learned at kindergarten by @timbuckteeth A complete guide to web, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus...

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10 things that caught my eye last month
Jul01

10 things that caught my eye last month

Here are a few things that caught my eye on Twitter and the various blogs I’ve been following, that I haven’t had time to write about separately. Digital learning tools from Eduweb (via @ourClassroomCDN) Cool Graphing Calculator (via @TechRav) You Want iPads For Your School … But Is That Enough? – iPads in Education (Via @Langwitches) A quick guide to using Twitter for Educators (via @creativeedu) Technology...

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ICT Magic Wiki
May07

ICT Magic Wiki

Martin Burrett is a primary school teacher who maintains an excellent wiki chock full of links to useful websites. You can find his ICT Magic wiki at : http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ There are a stack of links, covering a range of different subject areas. I spent ages looking through them. Definitely worth a visit to take a look. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ You can also follow Martin on Twitter at  @ictmagic worth following for...

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A few of my favourite things
Dec20

A few of my favourite things

I’m not big on kittens or mittens, or many of the things on the list from the song. So instead, here are a few of *my* favourite things. These are tools and sites that I find myself referring to time and time again on training days as well as tools I use all the time in my day to day job. Delicious / Diigo Both sites provide one of the best ways of storing, and sharing, my online bookmarks. As soon as a list of useful websites...

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A few of my favourite things
Sep27

A few of my favourite things

On my whiteboard training courses, I find that there are several websites that I am always sharing, and they are always well received by the trainees. I’ve shared most of them on this blog before, but as a way of distilling down a few of my favourite things, here’s the list again. Classtools.Net: I love this website – there are two tools in particular that are very handy Countdown Timer - a firm favourite. Choose...

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Review of the year – top posts
Aug11

Review of the year – top posts

I’ve been looking over the site stats, and here are 10 of the most visited pages over the last year. There might be some things you’ve missed. Most of the page titles are self-explanatory: 11 Ideas for Music Lessons on your Interactive Whiteboard 13 sites for MFL teaching with your Interactive Whiteboard 10 avatar generators for profile pictures 12 Art Resources for your IWB Year 6 Literacy Ideas 10 More Cool Teaching...

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10 Secondary Science Resources for your Whiteboard
Feb11

10 Secondary Science Resources for your Whiteboard

As a companion post to 10 Primary Science ideas for your Whiteboard, here are 10 secondary school Science websites you might enjoy: Absorb Learning from Yenka : Hundreds of free IWB animations for KS4/KS5 Chemistry and Physics. ARKive :  thousands of free wildlife videos and photographs, including great Darwin resources. FreezeRay : large bank of interactive Science animations for KS3 and Ks4. Periodic Table of Videos : videos of all...

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Smart Board Goodies
Nov03

Smart Board Goodies

Just wanted to draw your attention to a new blog I’ve discovered called Smart Board Goodies. Run by Amber Coggin, an Elementary teacher in Alabama, the blog has some great links on there to resources that can be used on any brand of IWB, not just Smartboards. I’d recommend you add it to your bookmarks and check it regularly. Go take a look now. And don’t forget to check out the websites in my sidebar; both the...

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