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Text Adventures in Grade 3/4B

I have used text adventures in the classroom before, with grade six students. I didn’t really think my grade 3/4 students would enjoy or benefit from playing text adventures: I thought they might not understand a lot of the words, … Continue reading

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Learning Without Frontiers 2012 Day Two

9.40am Here we are again, we’ve packed our suitcases (I had to sit on mine to close it, and while I am sure it now weighs more than I do, I am assured that it doesn’t) so that we can … Continue reading

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Learning Without Frontiers 2012 Day One

9.30am. We’ve just filed into the Main Theatre here at the Olympia Conference Centre on Hammersmith Road in London, the same venue that hosted the BETT Conference 2 weeks ago. A different area of the venue is being used – … Continue reading

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BETT 2012

I am currently in London attending conferences and conducting school and university visits as part of my project to investigate best practice in Games-Based Learning in Education. I attended the BETT 2012 Show and Collabor8 4 Change (a BETT Unconference) … Continue reading

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More of Nintendo DS in Literacy

5/6B have continued to explore the use of Nintendo DS in Literacy for the duration of this term, with really interesting results. Students have continued to bring in their own Nintendo DSs and games to use in class, and have … Continue reading

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Using DS in Literacy Rotations – First session.

We’ve had a very exciting week in 5/6B! For the first time, students were allowed to bring their Nintendo DS to school for use in Literacy. We’ve laid down a few rules: 1. DSs are for use before school, during … Continue reading

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