Author: Tim Bleazard

Helping to set up devices for home learning

Lovely to be able to give more chrome books to our @year5church pupils today @MissHRosenberg1 @Donnaxj600s @Watto_Clare @TeachFirst @PrimaryT It’s coming together @idletim @Innov__Services 😀 pic.twitter.com/p0HVoyDty5 — Academy St James (@church_prim) June 3, 2020 Since lockdown it’s become apparent that there is a...

Seesaw for Home Learning

On Monday I visited St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School to work with Mrs Moore in year six. The school hadn’t used Seesaw before at all. We managed to go from a standing start to Mrs Moore setting tasks which the children completed and...

Options for Home Learning

With the possibility of schools closing or pupils needing to self isolate we thought it would be useful to review some of the options for being able to set children work and then hand it in. All the services below can be accessed...

BETT 2020

Last week I made the annual pilgrimage to BETT to see what new offerings were out there in the world of EdTech. It was good to listen to Martin Bailey, (@animate2educate on Twitter) talk about preparing for an OFSTED deep dive into computing...

Finding Creative Commons Images, Music and Video.

Before I start it’s worth knowing that some programs and apps now have a creative commons image search built in. You can search for copyright free images and insert them without leaving PowerPoint, Google Slides, Adobe Spark Post, Shadow Puppet EDU and many...

BETT2019

Paul Scott and myself took the train to the big smoke to see what was new at BETT this year. For those who don’t know BETT is one of the largest education technology shows in the world. Companies showcase their new products and...

Gaming Festival 2018

        This July we hosted our first Curriculum Innovation Gaming Festival. The Festival was open to any school who took out Premium Services as part of our subscription. The objective is to let children know the gaming industry is a valid...

Book Creator for Chrome- A Game Changer For Chromebooks

In my opinion Book Creator is the most versatile and powerful iPad app available in the primary classroom. It’s now available to use through the Chrome browser. This means that it can be used on PCs, Macs and Chromebooks. I’ve been waiting for...

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. Write out instructions...