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Manage level of noise in the classroom with TooNoisy App

28 September 2012

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Found this great app today which I can see be of value to our primary colleagues as well as those of us who may have young children at home. TooNoisy turns your iPAD into a great sound meter, you’re able to adjust sensitivity and when the VU meter gets to a certain level the image […]

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MentorMob – creating mashup playlists to deliver your learning content, some thoughts

27 September 2012

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Today I stumbled upon MentorMob- a great free resource to help educators create learning playlists that can consist of a wide range of media including YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs, PDFs, and more. The playlists can be created and edited collaboratively or privately and then embedded into blogs, websites, and LMSs. This is all available for free, there […]

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Putting the children you teach ICT to into context #edchat

19 September 2012

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I thought I would share what I do to help develop effective pedagogy from the off in Year 7. Baselining students is important, as is gathering information on reading ages, verbal/non-verbal reasoning and so forth through the Cognitive Ability tests but what can really help contextualise the planning for your IT curriculum is where the students […]

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Organising Disorganised Boys via mobile technology #edchat

16 September 2012

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For reasons that are still not fully understood by many, boys are inherently poorly organised when it comes to planning their education. They drift from one day to the next engaging in lessons but lose the more holistic overview needed to ensure that they plan for their learning in the best possible way. They are not as […]

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Thinglink – Create interactive images in the classroom

7 September 2012

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Thinglink is a great tool for creating interactive images that can be used in the classroom. It is really straight forward, non fuss approach to authoring –  create an account, upload an image and start tagging it with pinmarks. The pins are links to websites, images, videos or sound clips and you can select from […]

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Teachers Guide to Social Media

7 September 2012

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I found this info graphic today and thought I’d share it with you as it is a good overview as to how social media can be embedded into classroom practice. What are your thoughts? From: OnlineColleges.net

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The iPad as an information consumer, collaborator and producer

6 September 2012

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I found this image and thought it would be a great one to share with fellow educators. The iPad in the classroom is a great way to become a dynamic consumer of knowledge, with a variety of apps that can really engage and inspire. Like most things though, just giving someone the best tools does […]

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Results of 2012 Student IT Survey – Impacts on strategic planning

2 August 2012

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The summer term at The Costello School is an important time for us to take stock and reflect on the technology and resources our students have and often bring in to school. For the past two years we have completed an annual technology survey of our students to gain important management information on device ownership […]

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Great source of iPad PE Apps

11 March 2012

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Anyone wanting a great source of iPad Apps to use with their PE department should go and take a look at the fantastic work that Mr Robbo has done on his website http://thepegeek.com/apps/  He has created a fantastic resource for the PE teacher wanting to get the most out of iOS technologies in the PE curriculum […]

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Embracing Mobile Technologies in Schools

20 January 2012

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This week I have had an article on the use of Mobile Technoloiges in schools published in SecED, the full article can be read here. From reading the article you can probably guess that I am passionate about securing high quality learning outcomes for students using whatever means are appropriate. Often this can be through […]

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