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Parental Engagement – FROG Conference 2009

13 June 2009

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Many of you will know that this year I presented a session on parental engagement and use of online portals at the FROG National learning platform conference, June 2009. I have been through my presentation again and recorded a screencast (below) for those that missed it. I hope to be blogging quite a bit more […]

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FROG National Conference in June

7 May 2009

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Many of you who have been following my blog will already know that I am presenting at the FROG national conference this year, specifically looking at parental engagement and the parent portal. The conference is now only a few weeks away and I am turning to all of you for a bit of help. I […]

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SSaT Learning Platform think tank event – Birmingham

24 March 2009

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I was not going to post much about today, but a couple of tweets (thanks to #siborg) prompted me to be a little more reflective on my day up in Birmingham (Maple House – nice venue) attending the SSaT Learning Platform think tank event. When I saw the words ‘think tank’ in the course literature […]

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Case-Study of our developments with FROG published

11 March 2009

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A case-study of how Costello Technology College is using FROG has been written by FROGtrade. and published on their website, you can download it here.

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Breaking News – Support from SSaT with development of Transition Portal

10 March 2009

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Breaking news – the colleges submission of a bid into the SSaT South Central Innovation Grants has been successful. The college will be receiving £1,000 to support the development of our transition portal. The college works very hard on ensuring that progress from KS2/3 is as seamless and transparent as possible. We have a transition […]

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Securing E-Strategy

9 March 2009

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The mini-vision portal that we have developed with FROG to help secure our E-Learning strategy with all staff has been really beneficial to date. The notion of a one stop shop for staff to go in to and pull together all the information they need to develop an E-Learning strategy for their own department has […]

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Securing success via FROG

24 February 2009

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Have been having a big think about lots of things today, was at the regional SSAT Heads steering group and we were talking about organisational efficiency, this, combined with an email I received from our examinations officer really got me focused this afternoon on how exams information could get integrated into FROG from SIM’s. Like […]

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33 Ways to use Twitter in the classroom

11 February 2009

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Found this interesting resource today – twitter does have a place in education and learning.

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Engaging content for our transition Portal

11 February 2009

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Following on from my previous post about the xtranormal text to movie service I thought I would put something together for our transition portal which is currently in development. My thinking behind this is to really try and get some engaging content that will capture the minds of our Y6 students and keep them interested […]

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Creating engaging E-content for students

11 February 2009

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I came across a really interesting web 2.0 application yesterday that has loads of potential for use in and outside of the classroom to support students and their learning. The service has only just launched and is currently going through a public beta test, it is called Xtranormal and basically creates movies that are hosted […]

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