Tour Ancient Egypt with Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Mode | Danny Nicholson

I have always been a big gamer, when time allows, and one of my absolute favourite games has been the Assassin’s Creed series of games. I’ve pretty much played every one. The level of detail in the worlds they build has always been impressive, and it’s sometimes a shame that you couldn’t just explore Florence […]

Tour Ancient Egypt with Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Mode
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#LentBookClub “I saw him standing” 20180222 | grahart

It’s so interesting how different people see the same poem.  Jane Morley sees this poem as linking with the Song of Songs and the lines about Jesus as the Lover of our soul clearly resonate with her.  I can see where she gets that idea.

But, those lines don’t resonate with me.  ” Well once you’ve got him, then what?”

Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov 1835

I don’t go in for this snuggly Jesus idea.  At his resurrection, Jesus’s words spoken to Mary Magdelene in John 20 are famous in their Latin form of “noli me tangere” – don’t…

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Moving schools: #teaching with #socrative and #kahoot | grahart

Two things that might be helpful
Socrative (www.socrative.com)
The room number / code is YOURS, but your email can change.
Go to your profile, and change the email which is attached to the room.
The NEW email then becomes your log in.
This is hugely useful because it means that you don’t lose ALL your lovely work just for moving schools.
You could use your personal email address to obviate this, but since you need your email to log in, this clearly has confidentiality and protection issues.  Noone wants a fast eyed kid emailing you at home, or using the email to log in to “adult…

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#LentBookClub “The Call” 20180222 | grahart

Short one tonight.  We’ve recently got iPads (shiny!) in our school, so it’s a case of sorting through teething troubles, failing to get an Apple id to download apps… that kind of thing.

So, the call.  I can remember sitting in Wolvesey on a clergy spouse Advent retreat in November 2016. We were having a morning thinking through various things, as you do. One of those was names, and that in the Bible names were very important and meant something. And with a change in role came a change in name:  Abram becomes Abraham, Sarai becomes Sarah, Simon becomes Peter, Saul is known as as Paul….

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Double or triple science? – questions your department should be asking | Rob Butler

Combined science or triple science? Schools have been faced with this conundrum for years and debate over which pathway is best for which students is nothing new. The BBC published an article (with a nice interactive map) in 2015 suggesting that the curriculum offer varies according to where you live in the country including the number of science GCSEs you (can?) take.

The debate has continued with data analysed by Education Datalab of the 2016 results showing that pupil premium students are less likely to follow a triple science route (and an interesting relationship between KS2 data and…

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#LentBookClub “before I got my eye put out” 20180221 | grahart

I’ve always liked Emily Dickinson.  Her quirky, and I guess gothic, poems have caught my eye and imagination: her “because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me” has a lovely elegance in its language which jars somewhat with the events of the poem.

So Emily’s vision of Vision is an interesting poem.  Clearly, at the moment of writing the poem, she is blind.  And then given the suggestion that she might see again, she steps up a gear in her language and joy.  There is an unrestrained joy in the thought that she will see the sun rise over the sea (the amber road), the motions…

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Differentiation, Inclusion and Classroom Culture (or #TLT17 part 3) | mrbenney

This is a standalone blog but it also links up with parts 1 and 2 of my TLT17 session. Part 1 looked at Myths and Non-negotiables. Part 2 looked at Planning for Inclusion, Differentiation and Challenge. This short, third part looks at classroom culture and how the most responsive teachers are also the best at differentiation.

Once you have planned the lesson, taking into account possible pupil misconceptions as well as what part of the task some may struggle with, the lesson (or series of lessons) is delivered. What next? Well, it depends (of course).

A large part of the teacher’s craft…

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