This week in Literacy we were looking at instructional writing. We kicked off the week, with a lesson idea from Tom Barrett – You are the instructions, this is another great idea from Tom and a brilliant lesson, which the children and I really enjoyed. It takes the same instructions but in 3 formats to [...]
Archive for January 29, 2010
We have been using Mario Kart for the last two weeks. The children in their teams have been racing 1 team per day. The circuit is the same as is the driver and the car, we are using the time trial to race with. The reason for this is to keep the racing fair. The [...]
On Monday, I headed along to the Houses of Parliament to listen to a discussion chaired by Tom Watson MP on – Taking video games seriously. Tom as I have mentioned in previous posts is passionate about ‘games’ and raising the profile – just before Christmas he set up Gamers’ Voice on Facebook, the group [...]
I am Senior Teacher/ICT co-ordinator at Oakdale Junior School. I am passionate about using ICT and games based learning in school. The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.