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A Sketch a Day in May

I first came across this idea through Twitter. I follow a Geography teacher in Auckland, New Zealand called Steve Mouldey. To quote from Steve’s blog the idea for this was “inspired by Austin Kleon‘s Show Your Work“.

I thought taking part would encourage some reflective practice on my part. The idea is to post a sketch a day using the hashtag #edsketch15 for the month of May. The sketch can be about something you have been reading, thinking about, trying out, observing, questioning, exploring, reflecting on or working on that day.

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Augmented Reality in the Classroom

colar1ColAR is a new way I have come across to integrate technology into the classroom . The website offers a range of free pages that can be printed on any type of paper using any printer (no magic ink required). The app is free to download and works on both IOS and Android. Children (or teachers) simply colour the sheet (although it is not a requirement), lay the sheet on a flat surface, hold the device above the sheet (ensuring that the whole sheet is visible) and let the magic happen.

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You Say It Everyday Anyway

A video from Ben & Jerry’s. Give someone a chance to love who they love.

Make a YES really count !!

Appropriate Language

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Silence is Acceptance

At a recent assembly, a young man from 5th class recited this poem from memory. When he was finished what was a powerfully moving recital he led a discussion between both sets of 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Completely led by this young man a discussion took place between approximately 170 students around the use of appropriate language.
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Inside Education Interview

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I was recently interviewed by Seán Delaney for Inside Education: a programme that gives an Irish perspective on news and stories from the world of education

Click here to listen to the podcast:

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/pejmz-54727d/initByJs/1/auto/1

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How can someone say that my family isn’t ideal?

On Friday, 15-year-old Safia spoke on the Ray Darcy Show and read out a beautiful letter that she wrote after hearing some people describe her family as not ‘ideal.’
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Listen to the interview here: Interview

She writes: ‘One of the things that upsets me and makes me very angry is hearing people talk about how my family isn’t ‘ideal’. Hearing this does upset me as they don’t know a thing about my family.’