A chance glance at a twitter post opened up the whole new world of plickers. Testing it out, as is usual, on my Friday class the children soon got to grips with holding up their A5 plicker card in response to either a multiple choice or a true or false maths question. More to follow. […]Read more "We used Plickers in Maths"
New year, year ideas . . . So after using padlet, quite extensively with my wonderful Year 3/4 classes, today we trialled the use of pasting sentences from our padlet wall into Titan pad web page (to up-level the writing). The beauty of Titan pad is that each child has their own colour attributed to […]Read more "Titan pad vs padlet and the QR codes"
After soldering three GPIO Christmas trees (using a Kickstarter project, developed by ‘Pocketmoneytronics’) in a previous session, our Code Clubbers were ready to begin programming them in Python. Pocketmoneytronics had previously posted the Code for the GPIO trees on their blog, which is readily downloadable for use. The children opened up several examples before hacking it and making it their own. Unfortunately due to the excitement, we […]Read more "We programmed the GPIO Christmas trees"
Today we had a brief dabble with a wonderful app called ‘Thinglink’, app-smashing it with PicCollage, to share the children’s ‘Hour of Code’ session. First we used PicCollage to arrange a set of images of the children at work coding (using Scratch or Python) before saving the image and importing it into Thinglink. Then by tapping […]Read more "We experimented with Thinglink at Code club"
Wonderfully led by our coding enthusiast, Mr Sone, Clanfield’s Code Cub is beginning to develop their programming in some fascinating ways. After finding GPIO Christmas trees as a Kickstarter project, developed by ‘Pocketmoneytronics’, Mr Sone bought six for the children to construct. Using 7 LEDs and 4 resistors and a hot soldering iron, the children built their trees ready for programming […]Read more "We created a GPIO Christmas tree, ready to code with Python on the Raspberry Pi"
As an early morning task, the children were asked to use a QR code to access a Google forms doc via their iPad and submit 10 emotion words. The form can be accessed here: When all the children had responded the response form was pasted into Tagxedo, to create a word cloud. Which was shared with […]Read more "We were inspired by Alan Peat to write Emotion, comma sentences using Google forms, Tagxedo and Padlet."
Whilst our Mathematics coordinator @fbet2335 reviewed and refined the school’s calculations policy, she quickly realised that many of the methods we currently teach are alien to many of our parents. A view shared by many colleagues that I have spoken with, as the methods that the children’s parents might have been taught can be vastly different […]Read more "We created a Youtube channel to help with Maths"