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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Boards, blogs and bravery

I am handing over the reigns of this blog to my colleague in P5/6/7 at the end of the week. Ellen will bravely continue the blog and once she has mastered its use she will get the children in the upper school blogging too. I will of course support as much as I can to get things going.

After school today we had a short session on the IWB. On cue some of the problems I have encountered happened. The board would not calibrate....then it would not work with the pen.......then the laptop froze (now that hasn't happened before). So it turned into a troubleshooting session. Eventually it all worked and so to blogging. I can change the comment moderator in the settings so that Ellen receives the e-mails about new comments. I am considering trying a different blog provider for the new blog but have not decided as yet.

Need to look at the SSDN mentor pack. I would hope that all the work we have done as Masterclassers will prove sufficient to fulfill the criteria for becoming an SSDN mentor. At the Masterclass conference we were told our folios were very impressive. It is good to receive recognition for the undoubted time and effort that has been the way of Masterclass. As most of us agreed, time was the biggest commitment and I suspect SSDN mentoring will be the same. Mary Hallan of East Renfrewshire commented on a previous posting that she was selected by her authority to be an SSDN mentor on the strength of her work as a Masterclasser and INSET provider.

Tomorrow I am going to send off the completed article for the CalMac magazine written by two of my P3's. I shall also post it on the blog and am sending a copy to the local paper as well. I will also present certificates to the children to celebrate their contribution to the Talking Teddies project. Marlyn has been off work this week- get well soon Mrs Moffat- your bloggers need you!


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