In September 2011 we are (hopefully) moving to a new site collocated with Woodside High School. As part of preparing and engaging the students in what will be a major change we have been finding the site of the new school using Google Earth, importing the map into Google Sketchup and designing our dream schools [...]
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Inspired by Anthony Evans’ post I have been inspired to attempt teaching a short unit of work using Google Sketchup to my Key Stage 4 group of mixed ASD and GLD learners. I have adapted Anthony’s unit plan and the first lesson went down very well. The group are fairly difficult to engage, yet were completely [...]
HelpKidzLearn is an online resource with some really good simple activities for younger SEN and SLD learners created by Inclusive Technology. It’s a great source of starter activities for my ICT lessons, and is well worth a look.
I picked up a trial copy of 2Simple Do it Yourself at BETT – and must say that I have been very impressed. Like all 2Simple software the interface is simple and intuitive. It allows children to create their own games and activities and has lots of scope to be intergrated into our curriculum. We’ve [...]
I am currently carrying out a class-based action research project on using blogging with SEN students as part of the Tansformation Teachers Programme run by the Haringey CLC. I’ve focused on a single learner, D, who suffers from Smith Magenis Syndrome. He is a relatively bright KS3 boy with some autistic tendencies. He has many obsessions - and often [...]
I created the the attached animations with a GLD KS3 class. The class are mixed ability – and contain both verbal and non-verbal children. They all created animations. We used 2animate and the simple drawing tools to create the animations. We then used Windows Movie Maker to add the sounds. It was fun and the children [...]
I’m just back from a residential trip with 20 of our KS3 GLD learners. Hard work, but fun. I experimented with using a blog to compliment the usual diary work. Our children have limited literacy and the use of images and movies is invaluable. I chose to create a blog on blogger.com. It was essential [...]
My first faltering attempt at an animation. Produced within an hour with a group of GLD students. Done in partnership with Una Bryce – our art coordinator. Una is now really enthusiastic to use animation across our secondary GLD and ASD secondary cohort. Definitely proof of concept. Now we just need 4 more macs with [...]