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Showing posts from March, 2012

TeachMeet Lancs 20th March

So, another TeachMeet has been and gone in the blink of an eye. This one was particularly good for a few reasons:
1. There were teachers there from both primary & secondary education.
2. There were new presenters
3. It reinforced a lot of common ground that we all have.

Oh, the presentations were pretty good too.

Ben Gristlewood @mr_g_ict kicked off proceedings talking about how he uses Twitter to engage his Year 12 pupils. It was a real insight into tackling the misnomer of social media in secondary schools and it'll be interesting to see how it develops over the next few months too. His blog is

Next up we had Jasmine Renold @JRenold who talked about how using Google Docs - specifically Google Forms had eased workload at her school tremendously and how it had helped to develop better relationships with parents.

After that, David Mitchell @deputymitchell took to the stage to talk about his favourite two web tools. 1 was an app that lets him po…

100WCGU Week 33

Thank you for your lovely comments on the last piece of writing. It's been one of those weeks, as I've only just got round to publishing them now - sorry!

This week, Julia has given us a picture prompt.

Here goes.

Red Rum - Favourite of the masses, Master of the grasses. 03/05/65 to 18/10/95
Red Rum, originally owned by Noel Le Mare but bought by his trainer Ginger McCain, lived life to the full, overcoming obstacles in the way Dan Dare would do.  He fell just once in over a hundred races. 
His training routine, masterminded by McCain, led him to victory at the Grand National in 1973, then 1974 - becoming the first horse since Reynoldstown back in 1934. He came second twice more and, at the ripe old age of 12, won by a masterly 25 lengths.