Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Time flying by....

It hardly seems possible that the end of term is here already! But if you think that one went quickly, don't blink next term or you'll miss it. Only five weeks before CNY and then four more until the Easter break.

It will be even shorter for me as I will be staying in London at the start of next term to visit the BETT Show, widely regarded to be the single most important educational technology show in the world.

Armed with a shopping list I'll be visiting lots of suppliers all keen to do "business" and attending various seminars and workshops, including the widely anticipated TeachMeet.... note start time as Fri 6.00pm!

High up on my must see list is the new Activarena software, which allows multiple users to input onto a whiteboard. Hopefully it will put the interactive into the Interactive White Board, although why Promethean see noughts and crosses as the obvious use for this is not clear! I can foresee that teachers at Kellett will see this has huge potential in the classroom and I'll be hoping that we can get international copies as soon as possible.

Festive greetings and all that...


Tuesday, 18 December 2007

I.C.T Year 7

In I.C.T we do a lot! These are a couple of wesites for you to look at to refer back to what we have been doing.

We have been working on newsletters designing, evaluating. This is the website for the amstead newsletter. (note: Amstead is not a real place, don't be fooled!)
Christmas is here! We have been working on christmas websites and evaluating them. This is a website for making snowflakes.
We have been working on google sketch up. It is really fun! Want to download it? Follow this website:
We have also been working with powerpoints, want to make a proffesional powerpoint? Follow this link:

If you have any more ideas anyone, please comment. Thanks

Thursday, 6 December 2007

It's official, Christmas is here!

In the true tradition of Scrooge I have been doing my best to deny the impending arrival of Christmas, but resistance is futile and I've now decided, if you can't beat 'em, join em!

So, for the festive season here are a few websites to visit.

Advent Calendars

Ok, so it's already the 6th of December, but it's easy to catch up;

The Woodlands calendar has geographical links and questions to answer

The Northumberland Grid for Learning site has lots of great content and they're back with a new calendar for 2007.

A few classes have been experimenting with making snowflakes. After creating them with 'virtual scissors' your snowflakes can be saved or even e-mailed dirct from the site.

Make a snowflake here.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

The Guardian Reports on the CP3 Conference

Long time readers of this blog may recall the summer CP3 Conference I attended in the UK in July (report here)

During the five day event I met Jerome Monahan, former teacher and now freelance journalist. We discussed some of the innovation taking place in schools in the UK and Asia. Jerome's report on the conference was published in the Guardian and can be read here.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Why not create a city?

Year One will be investigating a new program called Simple City in ICT over the next few weeks, but for those who would like to create their own metropolis, you can do so online using the great tool City Creator.

A simple drag and drop menu allows users to create simple cityscapes. Click here to visit City Creator.

Friday, 9 November 2007

30th Anniversary Celebrations

What a great day we all had yesterday! Everybody seems a little tired in school today, the celebrations must have taken their toll!

We had great fun messing around with some of the photos and managed to produce an impressive looking display using an online photo manipulation tool. It's certainly worth a look if you're outsde the ICT or Music rooms in the next week or two.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Amstead Newsletter

Last week in I.C.T Y7 looked at a newsletter that was fake! We didn't even know it! A few people commented that it was a dark and lonely place, and then afterwards, our I.C.T teacher told us it wasn't real! It was called 'What's on?' and it was from a place called Amstead. Our task was to design the front cover of the August issue. Mr. Dawes gave us the text and the picture, we just had to place them.

Here is the website.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Is The Digital Divide a Gender Thing?

Good question!

There is certainly some differences in the way that boys and girls embrace and work with technology, but, of course there is no difference to what they can achieve.

I love this video made as an entry to the Interwrite Competition... a great response to the problem, perceived or otherwise.

Y7 Text and Graphics Unit

Year 7 are working on creating a newsletter for an imaginary town.

Please post any questions or problems in this thread. Maybe somebody else in the class can help out..

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

A polluted world doesn't make a happy life!

Yes, a polluted world does not make a happy life - Not just for you, but for all the future generations to come. If you are environmentally friendly then at some point, you might be able to change the world just go to this website:

It shows you how to be a greener person and also proves that you can actually change the entire world.

Sean (Y7)

Friday, 12 October 2007

Blog Action Day

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Monday 15th of October is Blog Action Day, a campaign launcehd at highlighting environmental issues. Maybe we could all try a little harder next week to think about our environment as we enjoy our holiday? Simple things like turning down the air-conditioning or switching off unnecessary lighting will help, as well as trying to be more efficient in how we recycle our waste.

Let us know how you get on.

You can find out more about the campaign by clicking here.

P4 - Using Photoshop Elements

P4 have been using Photoshop Elements to manipulate the portraits they have taken of each other. Using filters in the software has allowed them to add some weird and wonderful effects to their images.

A slideshow of some of their work is below. More to follow soon!

Monday, 8 October 2007

Google Sketchup

Every so often a piece of software comes along that could have a serious impact on the classroom and Google Sketchup clearly fits into that category. A 3-D modelling program that can be used to design the simplest of shapes through to virtual and real-world cities through to complex engineering drawings. And for an added bonus it's absolutely free!

We had a brief look at Sketchup last year, but now Year 7 have started investigating what it can do. Both P5 and P6 can also expect to spend some of their ICT lessons working on it later in the year, too.

Not only are there a range of creative, ICT related activities that can be carried out with Sketchup, but aspects of the D&T curriculum can also be tackled.

You can download Sketchup for free by clicking here.

Model created by Zach Moore. Textures created by Matt Brown

Sunday, 7 October 2007


Last week Year 7 made powerpoints about themselves! It was very interesting, we had to mark each other and say good things about their powerpoint and things they could improve on.

This link is to help you with your powerpoints!

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Too Much Fun!!

P1 have been spending time investigating the different environments in Boohbah. Based on the TV show, Boohbah offers a number of fascinating problem solving screens which allow students to make things happen in an attempt to find solutions to various scenarios. From simply changing colours, making dogs jump, to moving the Boohbahs into the correct place, there's lots to do. There are no instructions on the site. Pupils need to work out the different scenarios for themselves, using their thinking skills to progress.

As one of the P1s said.... "It's too much fun"

You can visit Boohbah by clicking here.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Year 7 Tests

Year 7 had a special test taken online. Those tests help the Year 7's prepare for the Exams later in the decade. These tests are called 'Midyis Tests.' They are exciting but also hard. In the test there is stuff like Picture sequences. Hard ones. And the maths? Oh dear! Hard!!!

P5 Vector Graphics

Students in P5 have been investgating the use of vector based graphics in Microsoft Word. They have been looking at creating shapes and experimenting with symmetry, rotational symmetry and tesselation.

They have also tried to build a 2-dimensional plan of their rooms using the tools available to them. Here is the slideshare showing work by last year's students to help them.

Monday, 24 September 2007


One of the issues constantly asked at meetings when teachers sit around and discuss ICT is "When will schools stop buying software?"

The evolution of the web has meant that many software packages used in school also have some kind of alternative which can be used online... for free. Schools have to make the decision whether they continue to buy expensive software or whether they use online versions. It's possible that in the future Microsoft Word and the Office suite in general become so expensive that schools stop buying them and go online instead.

We are currently considering upgrading our graphics software in upper Key Stage Two, so it was with great interest that I investigated Picnik, an online photo editing facility that has a stunning range of tools for manipuilating photos and other images. Whilst it may not have the range of a piece of software such as Photoshop Elements, it does the simple things for free. An added bonus is that it works seamlessly wth Flickr and Picasa.

Some of our students in P4 have started to use Picnik to do simple editing, such as red-eye removal. Future developments for Picnik look really exciting and it's definitely worth a visit.

You can go for a Picnik by clicking here!

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Flickr Tools

Students in Computer Club and P4 have been experimenting with the Web 2.0 application Flickr. They have taken photographs, downloaded them onto their computer and then uploaded them to one of the Flickr tools availavable on the web. Below is a slideshow of some of the Computer Club images created by the Hockneyizer.

You can make your own Hockney images by visiting

Monday, 17 September 2007

Computer Club

Computer Club wll start this Thursday at 7.45 am for P6 students. Please make sure you return your permission slips to me as soon as possible.

Many thanks

Mr D

Kellett Blogging Community Expands

With the growing potential of Web 2.0 as a means of communicating within education, it's good to see that Year 7 students at Kellett have the opportunity to contribute to their learning online.

Kellett Secondary School has a number of subjct blogs which will be used throughout the year. It will be interesting to see how staff and students alike use this relatively new medium to support their learning.

Links to the Year 7 blogs can be found in the right had margin.

Monday, 10 September 2007

HKPU introduces Second Life

Last year we spent some time with P6 students discussing Second Life, a virtual 3-d world with many millions of users across the globe.

Saturday's SCMP reported that Hong Kong Polytechnic University now has an island in Second Life which is used to help new students get used to working with other students, meet their lecturers and take part in problems solving activities, all inside a virtual world.

This is another example of how education is using a non-educational application to enhance course work. With many schools now looking seriously at using Second Life, following examples set by those such as the Gifted and Talented Academy in the UK, it will be fascinating to see how the use of virtual environments can change the way we think about teaching and learning.

One project worth investigating further is the one carried out last year linking students in New York and Amsterdam. More details can be found at the Kids Connect web-site.

Monday, 3 September 2007

More History!

As if that wasn't enough for one day, today was the first day for Year 7 as they became the first members of Kellett Secondary School.

Apparently they did it all in one take... hard to believe!

P4-15 Make History!

Whilst it might not have been as good as Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket, P4-15 made history by becoming the first class in the new ICT suite.

Airbus A380 Lands in Hong Kong

Yesterday saw the 3rd landing of a new Airbus 380 Super Jumbo at Hong Kong International Airport on Lantau. This amazing plane is in the territory as a display at the Asian Aerospace International Expo and will also perform a flyby over Victoria Harbour.

Luckily, Mr Ali was on hand to video the plane landing... link below.

Digital Photography Competition

The winners of our Digital Photography Competition are now on display outside the ICT Room. Well done to you all and many thanks to all those that entered.

The subject of this year's competition, which will be in the Spring Term is 'My Travel'. Make sure you take your camera with you the next time you go on an outing or a holiday. Maybe you've already taken the photo that's destined to win! It could be that it's still on an old memory card or stored somewhere inside your home computer!

Good Luck!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

P3 Pivots

Here are a couple of Pivots created by P3 last year. There will be more chances for students to extend their animation skills throughout the forthcoming year.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Google Reaches for the Sky

The latest version of Google Earth (4.2)was released earlier this week and contains a great new feature, Google Sky. This new resource allows you to view the night sky from any position on earth, observing constellations and galaxies as well as tracking life cycles of stars.

It's well worth getting the free upgrade to Google Earth to allow this feature on your computer. For those still using Google Earth 3 it's important to upgrade as developers are adding new content to the software all the time.

The next big development is the ability to placemark Youtube videos onto Google Earth. Hopefully we'll add a Kellett video to the Hong Kong map soon.

Google Sky can be downloaded via Google Earth here;

Below, astronaut Sally Ride discusses Google Sky on Youtube.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

New Building (Part Two)

Now that all staff are back in school there was an opportunity to see how the building had progressed since our last update at the end of June.

As you can imagine things have really moved on and the Y5/6/7 teachers have all moved into their sparkling new classrooms.

The new ICT suite looks great and the brand new computers are ready to be installed (hopefully today). We also have two other new suites being installed, one which will be used for language teaching and one next to the Library, which will be filled with Macbooks.

All the machines in the network suite are fitted with 2GB of Ram which means we shuld have no problem with more demanding tasks such as video editing and sound work.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Avril in HK

Avril Lavigne's show at Asia Expo on the weekend was a great chance to see how the Canadian singer was able to handle a large venue, and the sell-out crowd present were treated to a barnstorming show from the outset. Her latest album featured heavily amongst the songs performed, with Girlfriend kicking off the show. There aren't many poor songs in her catalogue and she dutifully pulled out all the old favourites from Sk8tr Boi through to a final rendition of Complicated, which followed a cover of Blink 182's Small Things.

One or two Kellett students, past and present were spotted amongst the audience, so any opinions on the evening would be gratefully received by this blog! You know who you are!

Lavigne's popularity on the net means that her videos are often used as inspirations for Machinima. Machinima is a relatively new form of film where film-makers can use the graphics engines of computer games such as Sims2 to script and shoot their own movies. Many games designers are now incorporating aspects of Machinima into their games designs which will results in ease of use as well as improved quality of the end product.

We hope to have a look at aspects of Machinima before the year is out at Kellett.

The video below is a Machinima version of Avril Lavigne's Sk8tr Boi. Click on the arrow to play the track.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Game On!


The Game On exhibition at the Cyberport was originally displayed at the Barbican in London a couple of years ago. I'd meant to try and visit it then, and could never have imagined I'd finally get to see it in Hong Kong!

So is it worth a visit? You bet! It's excellent value for money and you could quite possibly stay there for the whole day. I managed a couple of hours before I had to leave.

The early part of the exhibition deals with the original arcade games of the early 80s and it was great to be able to play the likes of Asteroids and Galaxians again; two games which cost me most of my pocket money/earnings in my youth. The great thing about Game On though is that you don't need any coins once you've paid your entrance fee as all the games are free.

There's also a chance to see some of the early consoles including the Sinclair Spectrum (the first computer I owned), the Sega Mega Drive, and the original GameBoy.

The newer games are well worth a play with Sony's Playstation 3 looking particularly impressive with it's Formula One game. It was also my first chance to have a go on Nintendo's Wi and that's gone up a few places on the Christmas list.

For anybody with an interest in computer games, Game On is an essential visit as it gives visitors a chance to play some of the games that paved the way in the industry and compare them with the graphically complex games we're used to today.

For those of more mature years such as myself it's a chance to re-live the dim and distant days of youth and recall hours of dubious fun.

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Surf's Up

It seems ages ago that we spent time with some of Year 6 looking at the trailer for Surf's Up. We played the video with sound only to allow us to think of how the film might look. It was impossible to know from the sound only version that the hero was a penguin!

Well, the film has been released in HK now and it's well worth a visit; great animation, good sense of humour and a mighty soundtrack. It's the best film about talking penguins that I've seen in ages...

The official web site is a cracker too, not only do you get all the usual trailers and clips, there's a nice video editing program that allows you to edit together a SPEN (Sport Penguin Entertainment Network) show via a video timeline... good practice for video editing work in the forthcoming year.

Here's the link.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Game On @ Cyberport

Until 7th October the Cyberport is hosting an exhibition called Game On, which looks at key developments in computer gaming from the 1960s to the present day.

Open every day and priced at $30 for students, this looks well worth a visit.. those born in 1997 get free entry too.

Although I was born a little before then I'll be hoping to pay a visit to Game On before the new term starts and I'll post here when I've been. In the meantime if anybody else has already visited the exhibition, please let us know how it was.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

CP3 Day Five and Summary

Like many delegates the main concern on Sunday was trying to find a way through the floods as most trains going South were cancelled.

However, there was the opportunity to spend time reviewing Media Wales' "Making Movies Make Sense" resource. This is clearly an excellent edition to any school planning detailed digital video work and hopefully one will be winging it's way to Hong Kong very shortly.

Despite the hasty departure, the Conference was a huge success and gives us a great impetus to continue extending work on digital media in the coming years. There are huge implications for schools as they attempt to engage cohorts of digital immigrants and successfully implementing these types of activities into the curriculum will, I'm convinced, impact greatly upon our students.

Many thanks to Film Education for providing such a stimulating and enjoyable event.

Creating A FIlm

For the final practical session at the CP3 Conference, delegates worked in small groups planning, shooting and editing a three minute film based on a short story.

With some of the excellent buildings available at the University of Leicester it was possible to shoot in a variety of locations to construct our story. Working with Damaris from CLEO and Brigette from Moor House School in Oxted we spent four hours collecting enough footage to convey a fair amount of the story.

However, the real skill was in the editing and this proved to be extremely challenging, taking us almost as long as the filming itself. We did manage to piece together our work pretty well and the overall result was fairly pleasing, despite some dodgy acting from the male member of the group!

Careful planning was a key aspect of the process and this is something that's easy to forget in a classroom situation. Likewise, the importance of editing.

Day Four ended with a presentation of all 16 films created by the delegates at CP3. There were a wide variety of interpretations of the text and some really impressive film-making.

The task was an extremely challenging one for delegates both in technical and practical terms, but it also helped us to think about how the process of film-making can be tackled by our students.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Podcasting and Sound & Vision

Unfortunately David Baugh was ill so he was unable to make it to the podcasting session, which was a bit of a blow as I'd been looking forward to meeting him after using his web site quite a lot in the last year.

However, the Film Ed crew did a great session in subbing and helped us all to create a brief podcast. Clearly we can develop the work started last year much further and with our new Mac laptops the whole process should be a lot easier than we found it in Computer Club.

Tom Barrance from Media Ed Wales ran an excellent session on Sound and Vision and suggested some interesting activities for use with pupils. Again, there were clear implications for our practice at Kellett and I'll definitely be adding some of Tom's ideas to our planning in the forthcoming year.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Day 4 - Film Task

More about day three later!

Today's the big day as we're now in groups preparing to film an interpretation of ED Jephry's short story Dissolution... no, nobody here had heard of him either.

We've got seven hours to film and edit a three minute film...sound easy? Well, the task is going to be made slightly harder by the fact that the rain has continued to pour here in the UK, so there will be no sunshine shots!

Will let you know how we get on later.

Mr D

Friday, 20 July 2007

CP3 Day 3

It's Podcasting this morning followed by a video-editing session this afternoon. I'm looking forward to learning more about podcasting as we had a few technical glitches with the one created in Computer Club!

As for the quiz it's fair to say that the staff on my team from other schools were not up to Kellett standards and I was unable to lead the team to victory. Happily we did get a prize for last place...

Thursday, 19 July 2007

CP3 Conference

Instead of dodging the showers in the UK I'm attending Film Education's CP3 Conference. Having warmed up with a session using iLife, we were then treated to a keynote speech by Ben Gibson from the London Film School.

Ben talked about the theory and practice of film-making arguing that they are much more related than many think.

Sessions on Day Two began with a reflection of how teachers and professionals from cinema can work together and what issues often occur.

It was then time for some hands on work as we looked at different ways of tackling images and creating movies from paintings... a great activity that will find it's way into our classrooms at some point in the near future!

A look at the new Literacy Framework was a breath of fresh air and did more to validate the changes we are making to the way ICT is used within the curriculum at Kellett. Year 5 students will be pleased to note that The Piano featured strongly within this presentation... well done to Miss Bradley and Mr Hulbert!!

An afternoon investigating the possibilites of games technology followed. Clearly we have already made good progress here with our work on Rollercoaster Tycoon and the Literacy work that supported it. We need to enhance our games work further down the school, even though Badger Trails continues to be a great success at Year 3.

Anyway, I'll be hoping to report that I upheld the Kellett tradition in the Quiz Night tonight!!

Mr D.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

New Building

On Saturday the teaching staff took the opportunity to tour the new building. Sadly, the lifts have not yet had their final inspection which meant we all had to walk to the very top before we could begin the tour!

It was very exciting to see all the new rooms, especially the Library Study Room which will be fully equipped with Macbooks during the next two months.

After spending quite a lot of time viewing the plans over the last six months I was surprised how big many of the rooms were, although they will be smaller when the furniture arrives.

We also have over 100 new computers arriving over the next two months, so it will be a busy time for all involved.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Pivot Stickfigure Animator

Animation within the classroom opens up huge possibilities in terms of literacy, creativity and general ICT skills. Students at Kellett have the opportunity to create animations throughout the school, culminating in a six week project in Year 5.

A fun way of getting started with animation is with Pivot Stickfigure Animator. Year Three are currently having fun with this piece of software, creating all sorts of weird and wonderful animations. One of the great things about Stickfigure is that it's absolutely free!!

You can download the software here;

Have fun!

Google Earth Updates

Good to see that Google Earth have updated their images of Hong Kong. In particular, the images of Kellett are now more recent and clearly show the extension, whereas before the extension was not there!

Google Earth 4 is now available (free of charge!) and it is well worth upgrading, or downloading if you don't have it already. The ability to tilt the images add a new dimension to the software, particularly when looking at areas such as The Peak.

For new users Google Earth 4 can be downloaded at

If you already have Google Earth 3 you can upgrade your software by clicking Help, Check For Updates Online.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007


We have now added a ClustrMap to the blog to track the location of traffic to our school website. If successful we will consider adding another to track traffic to this blog.

Monday, 11 June 2007

P6 Show... A Load of Rubbish??

No, of course it wasn't!

Well done to all those involved in the P6 show. A Load of Rubbish was great fun from start to finish with some brilliant acting thrown in. A most enjoyable evening.

Friday, 8 June 2007

A Hard Days Tycooning

P5 have begun their project on Rollercoaster Tycoon. They are using the management simulation to design and run an amusement park.

The parks have been constructed really quickly and guests have flocked to them. Problems have arisen with questions over construction and the hiring of staff, but in the most part there have been no disasters. One student managed to lose around 50 guests whilst another cruelly sacked a handy man after less than a day's work!!

Work has been planned in Literacy to run alongside the project covering aspects such as persuasive writing and information texts. Students have responded very positively to the project, often returning to the ICT room in their own time to continue building their parks.

Computer Club Paloozaheads!

Computer Club have been having fun creating their own Paloozaheads.

Check out the results here:

You can create your own Paloozahead by visiting

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Length of Project

In response to Claire's question on the other thread, I'd say that you video should be between 2-3 mins in length.

Don't forget, fo you need to convert video files you can visit

Good luck

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Monday, 7 May 2007

Year 6 Hong Kong Tourist Video Project

If anybody has any questions or comments about the tourist video project, here's the place to post them!

If you find some useful resources that you're willing to share, you can add them here too.

If your group would like to use this area as a collaborative workspace for sharing files and ideas that would be excellent.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Think Quest this website was made by children for a competition called think quest. What is think quest you may ask well think quest is a competition where children from all over the world make a website on any topic the judges judge them and then they win some sort of prize!! Me and my friends also made an entry for think quest on Bird Flu H5N1.

Thursday, 29 March 2007


Wow!!! Can't actually belive that this is SO good! It's apsolutely Great! Fantastic! Brillant! Amazing!

Cooking On The Internet

Have you ever tried getting recipes off the internet for cooking? Alot of them are not giving enough information, I tried making a recipe last week, you really have to be careful that they are corect, cause if there not you could have some really disgusting food.On the other hand if they are right you could have some very great food on your hands. When you go to find the recipe, make sure it has different posted recipes, make the one that sounds the best.Good Luck!


Candystand is a game website with lots of fun games. The website is . You can create an account and earn trophies for getting a certain number of points games. You can challenge other people with accounts to see who can get more points in a certain game that both players agree on. You can also see others players trophy room and you can also put a favourite game down. There are categories of games. Candystand is a fun game website suitable for everybody in the family.


mIRC is a downloadable IRC (Internet Relay Chat) cilent. It is by far one of the best, and is the most accessable to access the IRC server. It can host scripts, but most importantly it can access different servers, but you might not want to go to them. I have no idea which servers you might like to connect to, but just a tipoff, every server that I know of starts with 'irc'. Servers ususally are in the format:
A simple script would be, (in the mIRC scripting language), is: on *:ACTION:*:#: { (slaps isin $1-) && ($me isin $1-) { describe $chan slaps $nick back.} } It would 'do' slaps (the name of the person) back. It would be triggered using a '/me slaps (your name)'. Where the 'ACTION:*:#:' is, you could replace the '#' with the 'channel' that it would be triggered, and the '*' Could be replaced by 'slaps', so you could remove the { (slaps isin $1-) && ($me isin $1-) and the last bracket (}) at the end.

Saturday, 17 March 2007

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Calling All Authors

Could all those newly accredited authors from Computer Club test out their ability to post new threads to the blog?

Let us know if it doesn't work by commenting below, so we can work out what to do next!

Many thanks

Mr D

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Computer Club

Our Computer Club started in January this year. We meet every Thursday before school. So far we have been looking at producing a school podcast. We have a number of interviews and now need to spend time editing the sound before we can host the broadcast.

Computer Club is a good opportunity to try out different things and investigate new technologies, some of which may be used in the classroom.

Do you have any ideas about the sort of things you would like to cover in the coming weeks?

Monday, 12 March 2007

Photo Comp Closed

The Digital Photography Competition has now closed for entries. Reception pupils have an extra week to submit their entries as they will be having support during lesson times.

Many thanks to all those who took the time and trouble to enter and to all those parents who helped out with some of the more technical aspects. Some of the pictures are absolutely stunning and judging will be very difficult.

Results will be known at the end of the week beginning 19th March.

Good luck to all!

No ICT???

Week beginning 12th March sees the ICT room shut, as training for staff on the new database is taking place. With large numbers of pupils disappearing off to camp, quite a few lessons would have been cancelled anyway, so it's not a complete disaster.

Any pupils or classes wishing to continue with their ICT projects can have access to a laptop. The ICT room will also be available before school as normal, and Computer Club and Kellett Tellit will also take place in their normal slots.