3D Printer

For a while now I’ve pondered whether it’d be useful to have a 3D Printer and how much use I’d put one to both at home and whether one would be useful in school. I’d seen the town design pack/activity from Kidesign and it looked pretty interesting. However, it still needed a decision on which […]


I and my Y5/6 classes and staff at Kingswood Parks Primary have recently completed a unit of work on Blogging. My main focus was to equip the pupils and staff, who sit in for their CPD, with the necessary knowledge to set-up, add to and manage their own blog. The aim being to have them use their […]

IT Purchases: The What and How questions.

Whilst wandering the web I came across this quote “Does Tescos buy the what—a new logistics system, say—at a cost of millions of pounds, install it, and then ask themselves, “I wonder how we are going to use this kit?”. Of course not. How the technology is going to be used is one of the first questions that is asked […]

Collaborative Working

For years now pupils have been working together on various aspects of ICT. In some cases, the task has determined the effectiveness of the collaboration. Having a team creating an animation or video lends itself to pupils having different roles and responsibilities and being purposefully engaged throughout, with the option of changing roles as the […]