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Whooping it up!

Here is a particularly gross science experiment we have just done with some 9 year olds.  They absolutely loved it and thought it was the funniest thing ever.  Originally conceived as a genuine scientific investigation (for 2009 Red Nose Day), it is now a great website for engaging  kids and helping them understand about variables,  Full Article…



Father Christmas brought me a great new toy and I  spent most of last weekend playing with Gethin, Ffion, Gweno and Bronwyn (diolch plant!) and the DRAWDIO ‘pen’. Drawdio is another amazing bit of kit from Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum from MIT Lifelong Kindergarten, the same stable as Makey Makey which we featured in  Full Article…


Scary sentences: Bradford primary schools’ Yr6 tweets

Hot off the press … look at twitter feed @DeputyMitchell and follow the tweets by Year 6 pupils. In case the tweets have disappeared by the time you look, here are some amazing examples from pupils at: Clayton CE Primary School, Wibsey Primary School, Miriam Lord Primary School, Swain House Primary School, Green Lane Primary  Full Article…


Instant silence!

I remember Nic Daniels having a thermometer type thing hanging on the wall in his classroom (the sort you see on churches telling people how much money has been raised for the roof restoration fund).  He allocated so much ‘noise’ for each day and each time his class were making too much (inappropriate) noise, he  Full Article…


It’s all about Aurasma!

Augmented Reality in Education- Shaw Wood Primary School uses Aurasma from Serkan AYTAÇ on Vimeo. Use Aurasma to bring learners’ work and displays to life! Basically, this is what happens when QR codes and augmented reality collide! When the chosen photo is scanned by a mobile device, video footage of the learner(s) discussing, acting or  Full Article…


Blapp Snapp Thing Link

My last post was about using Thinglink and I posted a very quick and untested idea with a request for suggestions on how to use it.  Well Julian Wood’s blog @ideas_factory has provided a great example of Thing link being used in the classroom by Wil Baker.  Julian’s blog is full of great ideas and  Full Article…