Category Archives: Literacy

Literacy related activities

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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Digital Leaders: What makes a good presentation?

As part of our Digital Leader Academy we have online badges accredited to Digital Leaders for effective presenting. In order to achieve the Presenter Level 1 Badge the children need to be able to plan, create, deliver and review an effective … Continue reading

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Sherkey Flatts and Javeira Voltson and the mystery of the reappearing pictures.

What a difficult mystery this proved to be! Mona Lott rang to ask for our assistance. She runs a local coffee shop called Deja Brew next to Bradford University of Art. It is very popular with local students and lecturers … Continue reading

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Scheme of Work Goes Live in Wales

  Myself (Tim Bleazard) and Philip Webb have been working with Into Film Cymru for a couple of years now. We worked with them to create a pilot project on the use of film in Welsh schools. This project was … Continue reading

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Garageband for Writing

Creating a short, spoken word audio performance is a great way to encourage writers. It’s exciting to see writing can be shared through the format of a professional sounding recording that is easy to create. In these examples year three … Continue reading

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Sherkey Flatts mystery solved!

Over the last 5 weeks children in and around Bradford have been participating in the Sherkey Flatts mystery of the disappearing iPad. This has been an interactive adventure with week by week clues and challenges the children have completed in … Continue reading

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The game’s afoot!

This week saw the launch of our new interactive multimedia detective adventure based on our detective hero ‘Sherkey Flatts’ and his challenge of solving ‘the mystery of the disappearing iPad.’ This is a web based interactive adventure allowing children to … Continue reading

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Reading iBooks on a computer

One of the most effective, powerful apps to use in class is Book Creator. It’s a versatile app that can be used from reception to year six to produce ebooks. Children pick up the key features in minutes. On a … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy!

It was with some trepidation that I prepared to enter the realm of the Year One Crossflatts Pirates. I hoped that they would welcome me aboard heartily and reserve the walking of the plank for someone else! I need not … Continue reading

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Using Skype as a stimulus for writing

  During our Media Literacy Training evaluation day I mentioned I was happy to Skype in to schools as a character. That did it. Sarah, a teacher at Wibsey Primary School sent me an email a few days later asking … Continue reading

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