Archive for the ‘Primary School’ Category

Lessons for Charity – SecEd

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Teachable has been promoting our new lessons for charity initiative following some helpful contributions in December.  As covered in the January edition of SecEd.

TeacherMeetup @ Winchester College

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

On Tuesday night – 5 July 2011 – we were very fortunate to be able to let TeacherMeetup members see behind the doors of Winchester College. The evening was a chance to hear how Winchester College has been engaging their boys with Poetry, IT, Art, and new technologies.

The calibre of the presentations heard was

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first class and we hope our members took some great examples home with them. Thank you again to our speakers for taking the time to attend and present.

If you missed out on the evening here’s your chance to see what happened :-)

We have video footage of the night which you can view below,

Teacher Meetup Winchester July 2011 from Edward Upton on Vimeo.

We enjoyed a selection of presentations from Winchester college tutors, and teaching professionals from the Winchester area including a presentation of engaging classes with the use of Flip videos to record assessments (which is what our recordings for the evening were made from). Gideon Williams and Laurence Guymer also gave some wonderful presentations which were not just of benefit to our teaching professionals. I learnt a few things too!

We also have uploaded a selection of the presentations for you to take and use. See below.
If you wish to have them sent to you, or need further information please email me at

Please do register on our Teacher Meetup page to keep abreast of new events taking place after the summer breaks, or for any information/resources/examples that is being passed between members.

Enjoy your summer holidays and see you at a TeacherMeetup in the Autumn term,


If you wish to receive updates on any of our forthcoming TeacherMeetups please email me at

LAURENCE Guymer_-_presentation_for_Teacher_Meetup_5_July_2011

Teacher Meetup @ Winchester College

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

After a very successful Teacher Meetup at Magdalen College, we are again organising another meeting in July! Teacher Meetup @ Winchester College Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm Date: Tuesday 5 July 2011 Venue: Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA The Cost: FREE TeacherMeetup’s are the new way of

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helping share examples of inspirational learning and classroom practice spreading across the country. The aim of the TeacherMeetup events (like a TeachMeet) is to learn through example, provide access to inspirational educators and provide an informal setting to network. By providing a relaxed environment you can discover new technologies without disruption to your school day. Learn something you never knew before, never thought you could do, or never thought possible in your school. The focus of the TeacherMeetup @ Winchester College will (loosely) be about upper primary school learning, but like all TeacherMeetups there are sure to be usable examples presented on the night that can be used across all age groups and disciplines. Come along and see how the college works, with examples on the evening from a few college presenters and a selection of other like-minded Teachers from around Hampshire sharing their success stories. No pressurised learning, no pushy sales people. This is an informal gathering of Teaching professionals that have an interest in keeping their classroom activities fresh and innovative. Would you like to get involved? If you have an example that you want to share on something that works well in your school then we would love to invite you to make a presentation. You don’t have to be an ICT guru to present. Just tell us if you would like a 2 or 7 minute presentation slot and the subject of your presentation/talk/ demonstration and you can share your success story to help fellow teaching professionals. Please register at: WWW.MEETUP.COM/TEACHER-MEETUP or email us to register or present at the event –

Wonderful time-lapse video of rotting food [YouTube Video]

Thursday, October 14th, 2010


In this brief clip from the BBC's "Bang Goes the Theory," Dr Yan narrates a timelapse of food rotting over several days. I agree with the guys at Boing Boing in that,

'My favorite part is the exclamation of genuine delight when the maggots decamp from the minced beef and head for the fruit'.

Now a question, at what level within the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence would it be appropriate to use this video?