Tweaking my young learner teaching

I start my PGCEi next month. I’m really looking forward to having an extra reason to reflect on my classroom practice, overall approach, etc, and […]

Using Boom Cards in the Primary Classroom

Helping primary students take charge of their own learning can be difficult. But now there are Boom Cards. Boom Cards are self-checking digital task cards […]

What I Learned at the Elementary Technology Conference

The Elementary Technology Conference is over for another year and it was an amazing learning event! More than 1,000 dedicated educators from 11 states and […]

Sonic Pi and Soundtrap project

Having seen Glenn Malcolm  demonstrate the amazingly powerful Sonic Pi at last month's FOBIT conference at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore, I am keen to try out the […]

The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils

I’ve always enjoyed thinking of ideas about how we can utilise technology for purposeful means in the classroom. It is often we see the simplest ideas making […]

A game-changer for makers and coders at home

I’ve been a big fan of the award-winning Hopscotch app for some time. It first came to light a few years ago and has been […]

Children as authors

In keeping with my plan to blog every day, here’s today’s post: I had the privilege of working at Huntingtree Primary School again last week; […]

Why do I teach?

Some week's the waffle just comes together and I am really keen and ready to write it. Other weeks, there is a huge barrier that […]

Last one, I promise!

I should have said at the the start of this series of waffles that it should have been a trilogy. Apart from possibly putting me […]

On the topic of magic @harstholmeacad

There’s a problem I’ve noticed over the years between the curriculum at primary and that of secondary. It’s almost like as the kids get older […]

Ten things to do with your class now it’s Autumn

I love Autumn. The change of the colours of trees. The drawing in of the evenings. Some people don’t like leaving and returning from work […]

What’s your favourite children’s book (for Year 5)?

What’s your favourite children’s book? That’s the question I asked recently on Twitter… Dear Twitter, could you pls share your favourite children's book on this […]

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