Monthly Archives: September 2006

Mathematical Challenges

Steph Beard (HOS consultant Telford & Wrekin) has taken a selection of appropriate challenges from the DfES booklet ‘Mathematical Challenges for More Able Pupils‘ and converted them into word.  All of the activities are set up with click and draggable … Continue reading

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Exam Officer Training for the on-screen test for ICT

The following dates are for exam office training, contact NAA for further information: October 3  Liverpool, Adelphi Hotel October 5  London, Business Design Centre October 6 Bristol, Marriot City Centre October 12  Newcastle, Newcastle Racecourse October 13  Birmingham, NEC November … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day – October 5th

Here are some ideas for National Poetry Day activities from Teachit  Isn’t my name magical? Get your classes to create their own identity poems using this ‘crunched’ version of James Berry’s poem as a stimulus. The original poem is available in the … Continue reading

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BBC Creative Archive

Please note that the Creative Archive pilot ends on 30th September 2006 when under the new BBC Charter it undergoes a Public Value Test (PVT) It may emerge again following this, but not likely this school year. You have until … Continue reading

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Opportunity to participate in the West Midlands Foundation Stage e-assessment Project

Easy new on-line system that reports on over 30% of FSP skill areas The West Midlands RBC has forged an agreement with Screen Learning to conduct a free trial programme with schools in the West Midlands region. Screen Learning’s “Smart … Continue reading

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Do you want to set up your own blog?

MFL teacher Joe Dale explains the process of setting up an educational blog in this article in TES.  If anyone in Shropshire is interested in setting up their own blog they can obtain a free account at ethink, if you … Continue reading

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Rock Idol 2006

You need to be in a band and to perform an original song not longer than 5 minutes in length. You will perform from your school to a panel of rock experts. The performance for the national finals will take … Continue reading

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Google earth offers even more!

Google has released another new version of Google Earth, which now includes even more contents from the likes of National Geographic, Discovery Networks, and the United Nations Environmental Program. Simply click on the overlaid recatngles and it will bring up new … Continue reading

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Teacher Assessment Activities – ICT

Teacher Assessment Activities – ICT (Key Stages 1 & 2) These two books form part of the QCA primary ‘Teacher Assessment Activities’ pack, which also covers D&T, History and Art. Key points are: (in my opinion only and relating to ICT only!)   … Continue reading

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Online alarm clock

Following on with the ‘time’ theme, here’s a link to a very clear online digital alarm clock – you could use it on a computer in the classroom or projected onto a screen or IWB- useful if your IWB software … Continue reading

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