Guest blog post by @gavinsmart Tim Rylands seminar at the SWGFL conference was a truly invigorating, inspiring and engaging journey through a range of ideas to use ICT in the classroom to inspire the learners and to make the learning journey more engaging, enjoyable and most importantly inspiring. The seminar…
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Following on from the idea of @ICTSomersetSec who created a Wordle based on the Twitter feed from the hashtag #swgfl11 and some Java plugin problems which meant I couldn’t see it, I decided to make my own, but via Tagxedo. http://bit.ly/swgfl11 http://www.tagxedo.com/art/51e4948d62964dff
Russell’s powerful seminar at the SWGFL conference took us through lots of persuasive arguments that pervade our consciousness and conscience as we continue to work with students and ICT. He talked, as per the theme of the conference about ICT being in our (their) hands about empowering students by putting…
LET GO OF THE REINS! Ewan’s keynote kicked us off in the morning and he talked with us emphatically about education needing a real boot up the backside, if you’ll excuse the expression. His passion and enthusiasm reminded me greatly of David Keeling and some of his sentiments in…
Today was the 13th conference held at UWE, Bristol. The event was attended by what seemed like well over 500 people and there was inspiration abound. In my following posts I’m going to break down some of the seminars, keynotes and experiences I had today at the conference. It was,…
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From Evernote: Introductory keynote | ANTHONY SELDON Starter Chapel Gilbert Scott architecture What is the purpose of education? Govt need to address the issue 6 ways to change educational model. Move it forward. What’s wrong? Forget mission statements. Reality is schools are just about exam success. 1. Change to genuine…
From Evernote: Peter Hyman – unleashing potential Education simply not fitting what they need. Being taught ppl value x, y and z based on exams etc. Then when leave education, then u find out what skills and qualities employers really want. Bridge gap between what academics want and what employment…
From Evernote: Dan Roberts – change through student voice Saltash.net school (community) Vision. ICT underpinning everything they do. Good with some outstanding features. Like where I work. SSAT recognition for improvement. Student voice… We want to be free to use more technology. Also said, we want to learn how to learn….
From Evernote: Ollie Bray – Games based learning Consolarium. Set up to look at ICT in classroom. Contact @olliebray to get slides and notes from session. http://YouTube.com/consolarium Cultural relevance. Packaging. Business relevance. Esafety. Responsibility. Responsible use agenda ——-> PEGI Blurred boundaries. See the full gallery on Posterous
Please feel free to have a butchers at my presentation from TeachMeet. 30 iPad apps to engage and inspire Open publication – Free publishing – More ipads http://bit.ly/30ipadapps
Here’s how it all went down username date status ICTEvangelist 24/06/2011 RT @AmyG2191: @ICTEvangelist loved the 100 word challenge 4 classes and tutor group! #tmclevedon ICTEvangelist 23/06/2011 #teamclevedon – some photos from tonight now on Facebook – due some more from Zoe so will add those too. Thank u @teresatickoo…
30 apps in 7 minutesGaragebandPhotoshop express DJ mixerVirtuosoRebirthPrezi viewerDragon DictationQwikiGoogle EarthTwitterIplayerImdbBBC newsFood tech gamesYouTubeKindleiBooksPhotoboothColoureffectsAurasmaTime 2Ted talksGroovemakerLoopJClassicalGuardian eyewitness photosRj voyagerTap the frogiMovie
Reading – lots of free books! Buying is cheaper too.Definitions – will pop up at top of the screen. Encourages learning of new words.Built in dictionaryText-to-speech – kindle will read out book to you.Revision Guides Instead of a Textbook – make your ownStoring Research – convert word files to PDF…
100 Word ChallengeA word or picture is given as a prompt and students are given the task of producing a piece of creating writing using this prompt in 100 words. A different prompt each week. If you enter you must read another post. Looking for more entrants…particularly secondary pupils!
Tagxedo ArtYou can put in words and it will create a piece of art with those words. The more the word appears the bigger the word will be in the artwork. You can change the shape of the picture the words appear in. Great for poetry, key words…etc
2 ideas for infantsinfant encyclopaedia – amazing amount of information covering various primary topics. TES Iboard
Puppet Pals HDPut in your own backgrounds and characters and create animations for plenaries, covering the topic from the lesson. Great fun !
Scratch softwareAnimation type programme – creating animation through code. Appealing to students, very colourful. Blocks of code can be dragged and dropped. Useful for teaching logic, maths, storytelling. Completely free and lots of support for users and students.
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