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The five-minute lesson plan and how it changed my life

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The five-minute lesson plan and how it changed my life

One day we had a training day run by an professional development educator and OFSTED expert, Bradley Lightbody. During the course of the day we were informed that OFSTED don’t mind five minutes lesson plans. If you are used to spending 60/70% of your time typing and planning, this is the news you have been…

Say “Hello” to the ICT 5 minute lesson plan!

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Say “Hello” to the ICT 5 minute lesson plan!

Today we had staff development courtesy of Bradley Lightbody, CEO of www.collegenet.co.uk He reminded us that we don’t need reams and reams of paperwork (in some sense of the word) to be able to deliver an outstanding lesson. Our teaching practice hinges on more important things like keeping our professional skills up to date, or ETL’s…

Three Teams: Three websites.

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Three Teams: Three websites.

First week back: a task to get students into the swing of things! First job: teamwork and website build via prioritisation tasks. The names of the ‘businesses’ were inspired by a visit to logopond. I contacted the designer of the Flying Pig Cafe logo on there to see if we can use his logo… it’s…

Action Research: Learner Engagement Intervention

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Action Research: Learner Engagement Intervention

The +XP Generator Gamification: Learner Engagement Intervention Abstract This report explores the relationship between level one students with various learning difficulties and a ‘gamification’ based rewards system that awards XP (experience points) for effort. The system is also designed to be exclusively positive for learners allowing them to make an attempt at an answer and still…

+XP Generator

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+XP Generator

Positivity in learning is often the most important part of a student’s day. This method, when used correctly, is solely positive. Learners become more engaged, take more notes, are more willing to do presentations and generally are more timely when there are points at stake! Gamification in learning has been around since the first lessons…

Digital rendering & retouching

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Digital rendering & retouching

Sometimes, a job needs special skills. Taking architectural designs from Autocad’s Revit and creating understandable and logical images out of them isn’t the most straightforward process. These renders are part of a whole marketing strategy development I worked on. I liaised with with the architect, developer and contractors. Sample of the printed marketing materials for lot…

Vector Graphic work

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Vector Graphic work

I create visuals in vector programs such as Illustrator – wether I use a base image (as above) or start entirely from scratch – see the elements in the Orchard animation. Vector image creation gives us the flexibility to create graphics for the widest possible range of uses for your business. Often, vector can help reduce…

Conference intro animation piece

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Conference intro animation piece

A sub-contracted job for Duality Films.

FoamCutters

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FoamCutters

Some time ago the family website needed a revamp; this site is built in Joomla! with an e-commerce package customised at the time to calculate sizes and prices of the various types of foam that are sold. This site took a little longer to develop due to the complexity of the various dimensions of foam…

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