Tag Archives: Tim Bleazard

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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Create Self Marking Tests in Google Forms.

If you haven’t used Google forms before they are a quick and easy way to collect information. They can be accessed on any internet connected device and the results appear in a simple spreadsheet. You can send people a link … Continue reading

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Free STEM Course Using Film Technology in English

This week I worked with a group of teachers to deliver a course at the National STEM centre in York. This course is funded through a STEM Enthuse bursary, so it is effectively free to schools. It runs again in … Continue reading

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Code Coaches – Code Your Own Game

Last week I tried out a new CPD approach. I wanted to develop a format that allowed teachers to learn how to deliver a series of lessons whilst experiencing them in the role of a learner alongside their children. Six … Continue reading

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Useful Online Safety Resources for Parents

Here’s a few quick resources for parents. A Parents’ guide to Snapchat A Parents’ Guide to Instagram Why not send a link out for these resources to parents using your school’s parents texting service? For more resources for Parents See … Continue reading

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I forgot my phone.

Explain the importance of a balanced lifestyle with respect to technology use. This is one of the outcomes for year six taken from the E Safeguarding strand of our Computing scheme of work. This video provides a great basis for … Continue reading

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What is a Chromebook and why should we use them in school?

I am writing this post on a Chromebook. It retails at just over £200 including VAT yet in terms of build quality it feels more like a MacBook than a cheap laptop. It turned on this morning in seven seconds. … Continue reading

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ParentInfo Feed from CEOP

Parent Info is a new service from CEOP. It’s a free feed of online safety related information that you can add to your school web site. Once you have registered you choose the categories you would like to add to … Continue reading

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Google Play for Education at BETT 2015

I enjoyed my first trip to BETT in three years last week. I followed the advice of BETT veterans (Betterans? Maybe not) and made a list of some things I wanted to find out about before I went. Top of … Continue reading

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Mirroring Android Displays to PC – 2014 Update.

Back in 2013 I wrote this guide for mirroring Android tablets on a PC so they can be seen on a whiteboard. This involved a rather long-winded installation of a paid program on the PC and a free app on … Continue reading

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