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Chorlton ICT Spring Conference 25 March 2011

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Peter Ford

On Friday I travelled up to Chorlton Park Primary School, Chorlton cum Hardy in Manchester for the Chorlton ICT Spring Conference #CISC.  The presenters were:

  • Bill Lord
  • David Mitchell
  • John Sutton
  • Matt Woods
  • Peter Ford
  • I went with two other members of staff; Anthony Simpson, Head of ICT and Rachel Slater, Head of English from Nottingham High Junior School.  We had a thought-provoking and inspiring day.  The ideas that appealed to me were:

    • “playful” learning to improve literacy levels
    • using student mentors for non-geeky staff – but a good idea all round I think
    • classroom tweeting Year 1 upwards – e.g. @giraffeclass
    • peer assessment via comments – train the students to make good comments using constructive criticism
    • using book reviews at http://abookaday.posterous.com/ – although I need more information on how this works in practice
    • Quadblogging to increase the blogs’ audience – classes are grouped in fours where one class is the focus each week
    • CoverItLive as a simpler more practical alternative to video conferencing – this could be brilliant for us between schools or for languages between twinned classed the possibilities are endless
    • Google’s Map Gadget – if your data is geographical e.g. postcodes Google can map it
    • Comment Press to be able to make more detailed constructive criticism on longer pieces of work
    • using a Blogthenews tag to automatically post your posts to a central school newsletter type blog – I look forward to finding out how to do this

    I have lots of homework to do to find out about some of the above.  I am now following many of the other delegates and hope to swap ideas and experiences.

    Thanks again Bill, Peter, Matt, John and David.

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    Written by sammi

    March 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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