Remixing Videos

After our success last week with videos for news reports, we have looked to other ways of editing and playing with video online. Offline we were fairly limited to an old version of Windows Movie Maker, but on the web, we suddenly have loads of (free!!) tools to pick...

Computing in KS1/2 – Have Your Say!

This is your chance to have your say on the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for Computing (the subject formerly known as ICT) Today saw the launch of the draft National Curriculum. ICT is gone and in its place, Computing. To read through the document,...

Random Sentences

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am having a bit of a focus on writing interesting sentences with my class. They are mixed Year 3/4 and of varying abilities as you would expect. I have been working on whiteboard work as a whole class looking at connectives and...

ICT Curriculum and Assessment

As you may know, I have spent many months writing, changing and adapting lessons for our ICT scheme of work. It’s gone from a stand-alone lesson towards a more cross-curricular approach and it hasn’t been plain sailing. I have created a website,...

Google Docs for shared writing

This week we were focussing on the book Where the Forest Meets the Sea and we were looking at expanding the simple sentences in the book into paragraphs. This included using our senses to think about what else was in the picture and how we could extend the text...

Writing Exciting Sentences

A little while ago I was talking to some people who had attended literacy training with Alan Peat (@alanpeat – http://www.alanpeat.com/) and they mentioned his book “Writing Exciting Sentences” and being an area I was interested in, I bought the...