Thoughts about teaching and learning issues


The movement for equal rights for Women in the United States was not straightforward. the ‘traditional’ role of the woman’s place being in the home remained largely prevalent into the 1950’s before activists started pressing for equal opportunities. Unsurprisingly, this …Read more »

historical fiction

The value of a dedicated Historical Library in school Lots of schools have fantastically well resourced libraries, catering for all manner of tastes, interests and levels. Some schools are fortunate enough to have faculty based libraries. The offerings for pupils …Read more »

The Christmas festivities almost upon us and (no doubt) management are trying to ensure that lessons are productive and rather lacking in video watching. Here are some sites that cover elements of the History of Christmas. I’ve tried to ensure a …Read more »


What is iBeacon and how is it Being Used in Education? When people discuss location aware learning tools, they usually are talking about Apple’s iBeacon. The iBeacon is a Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) device that has significant potential in the world …Read more »


Encourage Their (Your Children’s) Creativity with Music Lessons Do you want to enhance or improve the creativity and mental performance of your children? One way of doing it even at a young age is through music lessons. If you want …Read more »


With the World Cup and end of term blues almost upon us, I thought it may be a good time to promote an excellent activity designed by Ian Dawson.  Kings of Football is a research task that is quite adaptable. …Read more »

Map showing countries that Britain has never invaded

Another recommended link, this time to a list of 40 maps that illustrate a wide range of social, economic, miltary and geographical issues from around the world. Twisted Sifter compiled a selection of 40 maps that demonstrate a range of issues. …Read more »

american civil war casualties

An animated map illustrating the time, place and scale of casualties during the American Civil War has been released. The map utilises Google API alongside other technologies to provide a zoomable map that can be played through, or looked at …Read more »


SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) has been around for a while as a taxonomy and learning / teaching idea. There are loads of sites and books that outline the methods. have created a nice little ‘DIY’ activity generator …Read more »


An effective way of creating learner orientated revision materials over the course of a scheme of work is for pupils to develop their own Interactive Timeline. In much the same way as a learning journal records the ‘what has been …Read more »

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