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Romans - The Roman Army About David Mitchell About David Mitchell David is a Google Certified Teacher and is currently Deputy Head Teacher at Heathfield Primary School in Bolton. he is known to most people as @DeputyMitchell as Twitter is where he spend much of his time if I’m not in school or not on blogs! David introduced blogging to Heathfield Primary School in December 2009 and in this time both Heathfield and David have seen interest from media but more importantly other schools who are looking for a new tool to engage their learners. Heathfield Primary recently featured live on BBC1, you can watch the footage below: David’s enthusiasm to let blogging evolve in school and allow the pupils the opportunity to develop their use of blogs keeps on making national headlines. Here are a selection of links that tell you a little more about David Mitchell and Heathfield Primary School: It is projects like this that have enthused and engaged learners at Heathfield Primary School.

Algebra Meltdown Game Goals In this maths game you have been recruited by Lissaman Industries to assist in one of their super-secret, ultra-dangerous research projects. As the new controller of the mighty Nuclear Generator, your job is to serve scientists waiting at the Generator's outlets. Each scientist needs a certain atom, which you create by solving linear equations and then guiding 'raw' atoms through the Generator's maze of machines and tubes. Be quick: the scientists are impatient to continue their work. Take too long to serve them and they grow annoyed and eventually storm off; let this happen too many times and you will be fired! The ultimate aim of the project is to construct a monstrous mega-machine known only as 'The Device'. How To Play Algebra Meltdown's action takes place across multiple level or 'shifts', each featuring a unique Nuclear Generator layout. Across the top of the screen is a rack dispensing 'raw atoms' between values -9 and +9 (B). Game Controls Generator Components Intake Funnel

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Romans in Britain - Roman recipes of the upper classes » Blog Archive » 50 question challenge I’ve been playing around with some of the opportunities for collaborate learning through Google Docs. I created this revision lesson for Yr 12 to fulfil several criteria. Firstly I wanted a student led overview lesson. Secondly I wanted that lesson to give me some feedback on areas of misunderstanding. Thirdly I wanted to be able to discuss essay technique with students individually while the rest of the class worked and finally I wanted something that provided a copy for students to have at the end of the lesson. Ahead of the lesson I created a Google Doc with 50 questions. In the lesson we logged in to two netbooks and opened up the Google Doc. Students had the hour to work together to answer as many questions as they could. Evaluation It worked well, generally students were focussed, plus it did marvels for their teamwork and problem solving skills. Variations If you don’t have Google Docs you could use any collaborative plaform – a wiki or a service such as primarypad

Functional Skills A Username and Password are required to view the page requested. Please type your Username and Password then press Login. Passwords should be lower-case characters and numerals only, ie abc123. NB By entering your username and password above, you agree to SQA's Terms of Use. Terms of use Login details for SQA's secure website are only issued to the Co-ordinator of each centre. Problems logging in? If you are redirected to SQA's home page after logging in, please return to this login page and refresh (Control f5) then re-enter your credentials. Budgeting Budgeting means managing your spending so it is not more than your income. So, if you have £200 of income a week you should try not to spend more than £200. Before looking at your own budget try this one for fun. Mr & Mrs Smith's budget Mr and Ms Smith have one child of school age and a weekly income of £200. Activity: Drag 8 of the 10 items you feel are most important from the left to a free slot on the right. Personal budget Activity: Now type in your own details: You can add your own headings next to 'other1' etc on the 'income' column and also name your own headings under the 'outgoings' column To draw up a more detailed budget for yourself try our Budgeter in the Workshops section. Activity: Things that I need – things that I want Everybody needs a roof over their head as well as food and clothes. So what do you need? Planning for the unexpected Sometimes life throws up things that we didn't expect. Robbing Peter to pay Paul The most important expenses are the ones which: