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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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Content being developed fast to support KS4 Maths

11 March 2009

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Had the opportunity to look at some of the content the Maths department are developing as part of our specific focus on supporting Y11 with revision for their GCSE examinations. Our leading teacher in Maths (AST) is using Camtasia to create screencasts with his tablet PC to demonstrate worked examples. The great news is that […]

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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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The changing dynamic of Learning Platforms

3 March 2009

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Firstly, many thanks to Gareth for putting me on this article – “Is Web 2.0 the problem for VLE’s“. Having just rad this article and finding it quite enlightening I thought that it was apt to post about it as it certainly got me thinking on teaching and learning pedagogy. I felt compelled to post […]

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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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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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>Continual Reinforcement

4 February 2009

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Like any new developments they need to be revisited and reinforced. This week my SLT assemblies are focusing students as digital natives and how appropriate use of technology can supports students on their own, personalised learning journey to reach their academic potential. Needless to say we will be focusing on FROG and securing an understanding […]

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How do you go from wanting to do it to doing it

23 January 2009

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A dilemma for many senior leaders in schools is how to secure the vision for E-learning. How do you get staff to buy in and ensure e-adoption rates. I don’t think there is one universally accepted answer to this but I am firm believer in getting everyone involved at one level or another to secure […]

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