Author Archives: Tim Bleazard

About Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

Creating Instructional Videos.

Last week I worked with Mr Ranton and a group of children at Lower Fields Primary to test an idea. We wanted to try some different ways of turning instructional writing into instructional videos. We started with a simple idea. … Continue reading

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Create Virtual Reality Environments With Your Class

    Virtual Reality has been one of the biggest areas of technology growth in the last year. Many schools have benefitted from a visit from Google Expeditions to try out Virtual Reality in the classroom. Whilst viewing virtual reality … Continue reading

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Proving Impact- Tagtiv8 Research with Leeds Beckett University

It’s always wonderful to see Bradford leading the way with pioneering research, especially when TICB (The Innovation Centre Bradford) can help support the process. We were delighted to supply Leeds Beckett University with banks of iPads as part of their … Continue reading

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How to use Fitness Tracking Apps without Sharing Where You Live

One of the first things we tell children is not to share personal information online. We do this all the time for instance when we check in on Facebook or post pics when we are on holiday. I love a … Continue reading

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Film Literacy Screening 2017

Today we headed to the National Media and Science Museum in Bradford for the 2017 screening. We had schools from our key stage two film Literacy project and one school from our key stage one project took the chance to … Continue reading

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The Bradford Poisonings-A Victorian Drama and Technology Event

For years Alex Fellowes has brought his innovative drama days to schools in Bradford and beyond. Alex combines a range of improvisation  techniques with his own brilliant acting skills to get incredible performances from children. Many years ago I used … Continue reading

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Key Stage One Film Literacy

Our second training day for our key stage one film literacy project started with Philip Webb. developing a ‘pop up working wall’ to plan a teaching sequence based on the Heffalump Movie.   We then looked at how we can … Continue reading

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Adobe Spark Apps in Grammar

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with the year five children at Greengates Primary School. I wanted to show how we can create exciting learning experiences using technology. We started off by watching the amazing film Astonish Me from … Continue reading

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Sentence Filming and Commentaries with iMovie

One of the things that puts teachers off creating films with their classes is how daunting filming with your pupils can appear to be. One of the things we have designed as an introduction is the concept of sentence filming. … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Role Play Cinema Booking System.

During our Key Stage One Film Literacy training today Philip Webb, the amazing independent Literacy Consultant recalled the time when a teacher at Keelham Primary made a cinema in her EYFS class (click here to read more). Philip said that now … Continue reading

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