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Tim Rylands' Blog - to baldly go....... Using ICT to inspire

Tim Rylands' Blog - to baldly go....... Using ICT to inspire
Great to be back in Newport, for the first of two days alongside the children, and staff, of Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd. Welsh really is a beautiful language, and perfect for poetic, descriptive, invention. We carried out our lessons in that fascinating cross between two languages. As someone who grew up only a few miles across the River Severn, yet never managed more than a poor impression of spoken Welsh, it has always been intriguing to carry out lesson sessions in a mixture of tongues. Well done indeed to our intrepid explorers for doing so with such style, and alacrity. The younger children have yet to write in English, as there schooling is carried out entirely in Welsh.

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Choice Board We all have those students that raise their hand and say, “I’m done, now what do I do?” We also have those who finish with their work and decide its time to play and distract others. Does this sound familiar? I want my students to be engaged with something meaningful at all times. I believe in the power of choice when it comes to choosing what to do when all work is complete. This is where the choice board comes in. 11 Tips for Self-Education in the Internet Age 195 23Share Synopsis If we are not actively curious, knowledge-seeking inquirers—we cannot hope to attain significant insight or understanding in any area of study. My Reflection on #28daysofwriting February 28, 2015 – 4:23 pm It was in about early January when I began to mull over the idea of getting back into a writing habit. Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power.

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