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.

Film and Non-Fiction

We looked at various aspects of film and non fiction in this, our latest training day. I shared as a great site for instructional films based on recipes. We used iMovie to create our own instructional films that featured … Continue reading

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Back to Back Conversations

Philip Webb and I modelled our back to back activity with a green screen background. Taken from the film Hugo. You can download the back to back planning frame on the resources page. Teachers also had a go!

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Narrating Over Screenshots

We often use the technique of narrating over screenshots and saving work as a video. This is often done using iPads. As we use iMovie for filming it makes sense to use iMovie for this technique as well. My other … Continue reading

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New Project Proposal for 2019.

Into Film and our partner organisations, Nerve Belfast, Curriculum Innovation and Philip Webb Literacy in Bradford, and Bristol, City of Film, are proposing an exciting new 3-year film literacy and cross-curricular learning project for primary schools. All the details can … Continue reading

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Pupil Film 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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Join the Free Film Literacy Project 2017-2018

In 2017-2018 we will be running a free Film Literacy training project in partnership with Into Film. The sessions will once again be delivered by Curriculum Innovation and Philip Webb, independent Literacy consultant.  There will be three CPD days for … Continue reading

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Film Literacy 2016-17 A Chance to Take Part

This year any two form entry school will be able to join our Film Literacy project as part of a research project supported by Cape Uk, Into Film and the British Film Institute. This is for any school, not just … Continue reading

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The Results Are In. Record Levels of Progress

The reading and writing levels are now in for all the schools that took part in the third year of the Bradford Media Literacy Project. The teachers and children achieved an average points score of 4.7  in writing and 4.28 for … Continue reading

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Sign up for 2015-16

You can now sign up for the fourth year of the Bradford Film Literacy project. This is open to schools in and beyond the Bradford Metropolitan area. We are holding a meeting at the Innovation Centre Bradford in Little Germany … Continue reading

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