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Creating Self Portraits on Keynote – Education Article

Since the update Keynote received over the summer, which unleashed a wealth of creative possibilities, I have been desperate to give it a go in class. In Year 4, we decided to create our own self-portraits to get used to the drawing tools. Although we had an issue updating a few of the iPads (Keynote is a big app) we had a good go and I was really impressed with some of their efforts: I’ve created a step by step guide…

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Launching Mr P’s Online CPD support on Facebook – Education Article

I regularly receive messages from teachers saying that they would love to attend one of my CPD and Inset sessions, however, due to one reason or the other (location, school not allowing them to go etc) they can’t make it. I have been thinking for a while about trying to create some sort of online platform where teachers can access more detailed CPD content. I have and always will share content for free through this blog and my social media pages. However,…

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Creating your own Lego Movies – Education Article

With Lego Movie 2 hitting cinemas this week, I decided to embrace the children’s enthusiasm to introduce stop motion animation. Stop Motion Animation is a brilliant and creative way for students to tell stories, explore ideas and explain different concepts. There are plenty of different stop motion animation apps. My go-to app is I Can Animate. There are so many possibilities with this app as you can link it with greenscreen to add an animated background before editing further in…

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Support Rang-Tan by Downloading my Pupil’s eBook – Education Article

You will have seen over the past half term I have been working on a very important topic with Year 4 inspired by the Greenpeace “There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom” advert. This has since been used by Iceland Foods as their Christmas advert but has been banned from TV. This has culminated in a very special project where my class have all become published authors. To read what we have done so far, click the pictures: The first link looks…

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Book Review Vlogs – Education Article

As I recently discussed in a previous blog post (click here to read) I really think, when used effectively, technology can enhance and support a student’s love of reading. In most classrooms, once a child finishes a book they will be asked to then fill out a book review worksheet. Something along the lines of this… I don’t want to sound like I am having a go at any teachers who do these types of worksheets. I just believe with technology…

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Creating an Interactive Christmas Scene – Education Article

I love using Christmas as a way to engage children in their learning. They are excited, inquisitive and generally really interested in anything Christmas. Recently, I worked with Year 2 where they created their own Interactive Christmas scene using Chatterpix Kids and Thinglink. Here is an example of what they created: I have posted a step-by-step guide for how to do this activity on the supporter part of my Facebook page. Sign up by tapping the picture below: This idea…

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MrPICT.com – Education Article

A few months ago, Facebook gave me the opportunity to launch a supporter aspect to my page. For £3.50 a month, teachers can subscribe to receive the following benefits: This platform, for me, is a way to bring my CPD training in schools online. I regularly receive messages from teachers saying that they would love to attend one of my CPD and Inset sessions, however, due to one reason or the other (location, school not allowing them to go etc) they can’t make…

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