The Blog of a Primary School Teacher and ICT Leader

516 is a lot

It has been 516 days since my last post (Google is wonderful isn't it?). In fact, since December 2014 I have blogged just 5 times. That seems ridiculous considering how much I used to blog and tweet. What happened? School. Life. A baby (now a toddler). So much has...

Creating Logins

It's that time of year again. It's time to get the CSVs from the office staff and to create usernames for various different online tools that we use. This is the 2016 update of this post that is now five years old. Having just re-read the post, it is shocking to see...

Sharing Photos @smugmug

Two years ago I wrote about sharing photos with parents, and at the time, I was dabbling in using Cloudup. Although this is a good service and is free, users are limited to 1000 uploads (approx 200gb per account). This won't last long in a school that is constantly...

Times Tables Rock

As many teachers will know, it is now a Year 4 expectation that children will know all of their times tables. This is obviously useful throughout the maths curriculum but I am not going to debate whether children should or shouldn't learn them all. This post is to...

Is this still on?

This is a bit weird isn't it? In the past 18 months (since December 2014 in fact) I have posted just twice. Once about Teachmeet Takeover at BETT2015 and once in Feb '15 about the Teachmeet at the Education Show. In fact, both of those events were huge disasters! One...