Tag: Classroom

Numerical Reasoning with SIG-24

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Last Monday we had the great pleasure of working on Numerical Reasoning with SIG-24, a group of 11 schools headed by the tireless Janet Hayward (Headteacher at Cadoxton Primary School). The schools brought some learners from their Year 4 and

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Educational Research – why should we bother?

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This post is a couple of weeks overdue, as it is an attempt to summarise my recent visit to the ASE Conference in Reading. The title of the post might startle you a little bit, but it makes sense, because

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Tracking LNF Skills with ClassDojo

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Managing behaviour with ClassDojo Have you ever tried ClassDojo as a behaviour management tool? It is fun, easy to use and it offers quick lines of communication with parents, so what more could you ask from it? My boys’ teachers use ClassDojo for

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What does innovative science teaching look like for you? #ASEChat summary 12th May 2014

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It was again a pleasure to moderate #ASEChat as @asober tonight. The topic was “What does innovative science teaching look like for you?”. Below is a custom timeline generated from the chat and embedded in this Blog post. I really like custom timelines and if

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What routines do you use in your classroom? #ASEChat summary 10th March 2014

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It was a pleasure to moderate #ASEChat again as @asober last week. Sorry it has taken so long to upload, but I have been rather busy in the last few days. I have, as usual, generated a custom timeline from

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Developing numeracy every day through group work

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I was reading this great Blog post by @MiddleWeb this morning about effective group work and the first idea at the top immediately made me think of a really effective way that this could be used to develop numeracy whenever

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Numerical Reasoning Loyalty Cards

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Last Thursday I was in the least technology based TeachMeet I have ever attended, #TMBristol. I was very surprised to discover the low tech theme, since @ICTEvangelist was one of the organisers, but I am glad he went for that,

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HiCortex Brainstorming

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Today I came across a fantastic new tool for online and collaborative brainstorming. It’s name is HiCortex Brainstorming and the highly energetic and inspiring Roger Hiscott (@rhncafc) told me about it today. I have already tried and loved DropTask, that comes

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Tellagami and the Writing across the curriculum strand in the LNF

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I’ve recently come across a really interesting app for developing literacy across the curriculum called Tellagami and I think it would be perfect to develop writing across the curriculum in the Literacy Framework in Wales and in particular the Writing

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Peer Assessment with the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and Aurasma

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The video below is about Peer Assessment with LNF and it shows how a young learner can easily use the statements in the LNF skills to give meaningful feedback to his peer. In this case a Yr2 pupil has written

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