Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to make your own VLE for free!

Virtual Learning Environments have been around in schools for a while now and provide a number of features including: Sharing resources in a secure area – both for students and teachers Protected online discussions / blogs Email Hand-in functions for … Continue reading

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Simon Schama – still my hero (phew!)

As everyone knows, Michael Gove is currently reviewing the KS3 curriculum with the help of some eminent historians. Niall Fergusson chipped in his twopence in the Guardian a few months ago and deeply frustrated the History community. Last night, however, … Continue reading

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Do we need teachers anymore? A Sugata Mitra experiment with Year 8

This week I attended the South West Grid for Learning conference and heard Sugata Mitra talk. Sugata pioneered the “Hole in the Wall” computer project in India, providing computers to slums, where he has shown that without teacher supervision children … Continue reading

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Experiencing the SHP Conference virtually! (Day One and Two)

This weekend is the Schools History Project Conference in Leeds. I’ve always wanted to go but I’ve already taken more than my allocation of the CPD budget to do a Masters in the last two years so never had the … Continue reading

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