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ICT in action

What is happening in a school near you.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Life is seldom dull

I got an e-mail today from CalMac who so kindly allowed Spencer to drive the Tarbert ferry on his way to Campbeltown. They want to do an article for their employee magazine 'CalMag" about the teddy project. I suggested that the children could write the article including photos and quotes. This means the children will have yet another audience for their work!
Our school trip has also been organised- a teddy bears' picnic with Castlehill P3 and Tighnabruaich P1/2/3 meeting up at a lovely beach on Kintyre for a fun day out. This will mark the end of the project but the blog will still be there for the world to see. The children are of course very excited about the prospect of meeting their friends on the blog.

I took part in a telephone conference call organised by LTScotland who are trying to discover the impact of the free software which was distributed to schools 2 years ago. I was rather nervous as I have not conferenced with people I do not know before but Nick Evans put all four of us at our ease. The conference took an hour and focused on the software we had made use of. I have been using Kidspiration and have delivered in-service courses for the authority on its use. I also sent some of my files to Jim Birney at Fife Education who has posted them on his authorities website. I have now been asked to submit a case study on how I have made use of it- purely voluntarily- so I just said OK. Glutton for punishment me- but I have decided that unless I give these sort of things a go, nothing ventured-nothing gained. You can see examples of the children using Kidspiration on the teddy blog of course.

Still no song on the blog. We haven't forgotten but at this time of year primary teachers have reports to write- well type as it is all done on computer. I do notice however that the secondary teachers at the school my children attend, appear to have a choice as many are handwritten! How quaint ;-)


  • At 5/10/2006 6:33 am, Blogger ab said…

    Spare a thought for the poor secondary techers though - some of them have to share the same quill and ink! ;-)

    Great news about 'CalMag' - this must be so inspiring for the kids! (Obviously the technical term for this is 'kidspiring'...sorry.)


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