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School’s out for Summer… Part 2

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One of the joys of the long Summer holidays is being able to go away for a well deserved family adventure. For me it often involves a road trip around the country (preferably with at least one beach and a hammock along the way). After a day of fun filled activities and for those moments of downtime entertainment, I…

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Added by Chris Roche on June 21, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

School’s out for Summer… Part 1

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Over the past week or so, parents have been approaching me, with a certain look of fear in their expressions, and asking for ideas of how they can keep their children occupied over the summer break. Always a tricky one for mums and dads all over the world - I know i am looking at loads of different activities for my two to do.



Thankfully, we have the wonderful world of the… Continue

Added by Chris Roche on June 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Audioboo in the Classroom - Pt 1

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I love sounds - Loud, soft, rough or sweet, they are all wonderful! Having played with local band,  The Dogs , I have developed an appreciation of recording sounds and how they can be used to enhance all aspects of our lives. A few weeks ago, I came across… Continue

Added by Chris Roche on June 6, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Second Life - Have a look (Fly) around!

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For a few years now I have been entering Second Life and exploring a completely new world to the one I had become accustomed too. It has been quite easy to do, as ALL of my exploration has been from the comfort of my home and my laptop. I have visited… Continue

Added by Chris Roche on May 28, 2011 at 2:27am — No Comments

Glogster in the Classroom

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What is Glogster?



Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs. The glog, short for graphical blog, is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content. Glogster provides an… Continue

Added by Chris Roche on May 28, 2011 at 12:53am — 3 Comments

The Finland Phenomenon

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Added by Chris Roche on May 23, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Animoto in the Classroom

 

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What is Animoto?…

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Added by Chris Roche on May 21, 2011 at 4:49am — 2 Comments

Ancient Greece and Maths – Technology Integration Pt1

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Our Year 5's are studying Ancient Greece as their topic this term. They kicked off with Greek Day which saw them experience what it was like to live in the Ancient World through a range of interesting activities. They are now busy learning more about this wonderful civilisation through a varied range of cross-curricular learning experiences.



I teach Maths to one of… Continue

Added by Chris Roche on May 8, 2011 at 3:46am — No Comments

Twitter – The first steps to your PLN

I have been using Twitter as the key ingredient for my PLN (Personal Learning Network) for some time now. I cannot stress how invaluable it has been to my PD and growth as…

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Added by Chris Roche on May 5, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

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More Than a Sport: A Look at Scootering’s Evolution

Too many people do not have a clear idea about what is a Scooter; and much less than there is a sport based on it. Besides, it is a sport that has evolved a lot from its beginning, but if you do not know too much about the sport is hard to see it as more than a kid game.However, this sport is more than just kids and young people making scooter tricks in a square; scootering is a kind of culture and a lifestyle that has more than 20 years growing to become what it is today.For this reason, we…See More
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