Friday, 26 March 2010

Kellett Cares ICM

Here's a great video of our students working in the Philippines with children in the Kellett Cares Learning Centre. I could go on about global awareness etc etc, but the video says it all really!

Monday, 22 March 2010

P4 LOGO Work

Here are some screenshots from P4's recent module using Terrapin LOGO. Please note, the music for this Animoto slideshow was chosen by Mrs Bull!

Friday, 12 March 2010

ICT & School Council Digital Photography Competition

Here's a sneak preview from our recent competition. Many thanks and well done to all those who entered. The results will be announced by the School Council in the next couple of weeks.

2010 Photo Competiton Preview on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 4 March 2010


This weekend sees the third FOBISSEA primary ICT meeting. I was unable to attend the meeting last year but found the initial meeting to be very useful. I'm very much looking forward to the opportunity to share with others interested in using educational technology.

The last time I attended, my hotel had a great view of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpar. This time round I am just round the corner from this very famous landmark. Any student who can tell me where I will be via email or through blog comments can have a Kellett point - easy!!

photo credit; Flick user daymin

Year 4 Games Based Learning

It used to be that whenever you talked about Games Based Learning you would always have to start with justifying why you were including games in the classroom context. Thankfully, the need for that is less and less and you would actually have a hard time justifying why you are NOT using Games Based Learning in an authentic 21st Century Classroom.

At Kellett, games continue to have a major influence on our work with recent examples in Literacy with Guitar Hero, Samarost and Moshi Monsters. Next term sees a new initiative for us as we seek to build upon the work carried out in Scotland using Nintendo DS consoles. More news on that later.

Year 4 have also had the opportunity to study a simulation game in their ICT lessons based upon preparing for a natural disaster, in this case, a tsunami. These so-called 'serious games' allow users to use traditional game play techniques whilst allowing them to reflect on some aspect or issue. We've only just started this module but a number of parents mentioned the game during our recent parents evening so the link for the game is below. It also has a variety of other disaster scenarios, including a sadly quite topical one on earthquakes.

The site can be found here.