I’ve had a go at making my first Webquest based around The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe for Year 7 students. It’s part of a ballad writing scheme of work. http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=235925 The students read the story and then create their own ballad based on the story. To make it more interactive, I am also […]

JC, CS, SB and SS (English/LDD/Science) met together for the WIRED Hack to review Webquests. This was new to all of us but we found that it has lots of potential. We looked at the resource on http://www.zunal.com We found that it’s important before you start building the Webquest to have a clear idea from […]

I think WebQuesting will help students to develop problem solving and decision-making skills. WebQuesting is interesting and motivating to me and I hope for my students too. It develops critical thinking skills and includes a cooperative learning component. Visiting the links the students will start learning as they start searching for information. I started a […]

During the month of April, the WIRED Teachers will delve into the topic of WebQuesting and putting a new spin on the potential learning opportunities that an interactive WebQuest would provide. The teachers will focus on making the learning journeys both interactive and fun. Attached you will find the document with the links, a video […]

Epic Citadel

I’ve just had a read of a fantastic blog post outlining a lesson sequence to write historical fiction.  You can read the full article at http://mrparkinsonict.blogspot.com/2013/02/epic-citadel-igniting-childrens.html Although the author did it with Y5 students, the actual lesson sequence could work really well with older year groups.  The key ingredient is a high quality, immersive, environment […]

We just have finished our glogs.  My French Year 9 students enjoyed them and I think they did really well! What a great way to memorise a topic or just to learn it! or even, to learn to research for vocabulary and expressions…. Joelle.  

SC and I are running an ASA called iCreate for Gifted and Talented students from Year 6 and Year/Grade 7&8. It’s been popular with almost twenty sign ups and good attendance so far. Students clearly want to engage with the iPads. Last week we used Puppet Pals and Puppet Pals 2 to create animations. The […]

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