Ominous alien moons hovering in the sky above your school. Strange creatures walking through the corridor and prehistoric monsters hiding in the playground. Who wouldn’t be inspired to write!
This idea follows on from my previous blog on inspiring children to write by using the fabulous Pixomatic app. However this will focus mainly on using the children’s immediate environment as the setting for a possible Sci-fi story.Read More »
I’ve recently come across an app called Pixomatic. It’s a really simple and intuitive app that can be used to create incredibly unique and magical images. These can then be used to inspire children’s writing.
1) To begin with select two images that you wouldn’t normally associate with one another. For this blog I’ve chosen a Read More »
When our school made the decision to go 1:1 in year 6, we had several parents who expressed concerns as to whether or not the children would become too isolated. Would they begin to prefer working by themselves and avoid collaborating with their peers? If they have their own device – why would they need to interact with each other?Read More »
There are some truly incredible advocates of technology out there at the moment. Twitter, for example, is a phenomenal resource of people who are creating the most incredible and inspiring ways of using technology to enthuse, engage and energise children and indeed adults.
However, it’s important to realise that there are still many practitioners out there who are still finding this technological path before them quite challenging and treacherous. Even more so, there are people that have invested in the iPad as a tool to use in their classrooms, without the time or indeed the support network around them to truly use them for anything beyond the basic uses of their existing class PC.Read More »