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The life and times of an elderly educationalist in a technological age.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Small fry for clever people!

Not for me,takes me a while! Today I discovered how to send pictures from my phone in my garden, to my computer in the house. Then I found out how to send sound files that I had recorded on my phone. Then I discovered how to send sound files from my computer to my phone. Then I found how to send documents to my phone and vice versa, and how to see them properly. A eureka moment! Now thinking.....clever stuff....classroom. Mmmmmmmm

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Technology saw me through it!

Remember that AifL 'test' I was wittering on about a few weeks ago? Well I swithered about this for a while and then thought I'd publish to give those reflective teachers out there some encouragement. I know that some of what goes on in my classroom is good stuff, but, as a 'golden oldie' am never sure if it measures up to all the new rulers. Experience counts for more than we think, though. So, I could only do what I normally do, but with one or two modern bits thrown in, just to highlight the additional breadth that the technology can bring to the curriculum, increasing the level of involvement and achievement for the children.

But now the end is nigh!
I had chosen to forget that the Promethean board and the Activote pods were on loan from the Authority, so deeply were they embedded in my day. Now, they have to be returned. I did explain that if anyone had attempted to collect them before the end of term, I would have to be surgically removed from the top of the board, and my little chickadees would bite kneecaps! So now it's back to my old film screen and much less exciting times. It'll take more than a bottle of wine and a big bar of chocolate to get over this loss! Hari kari could be an option!