After having an input with Derek at the beginning of Semester 1, my vision of digital tools in the classroom changed. I have always been aware that technology can enhance learning in the classroom, but this input really struck me as a developer to manipulate these tools and use them as much as possible to […] Continue reading →
October 3, 2016
by Kirsty Gallacher Comments Off on Developing Effectiveness in Teaching and Learning – TDT- Ocearch!
Me and fellow student Samantha MacDonald decided to focus on one resource from Derek Robertson’s input – that resource being ocearch.org . This is a shark tracker which shows the real time location of sharks movements. All the sharks have been tagged on their dorsal fin and have been given names by the organisation. You […] Continue reading →
October 3, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Developing Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching – TDT Ocearch!
Me and fellow student Kirsty Gallacher decided to focus on one resource from Derek Robertson’s input – that resource being ocearch.org . This is a shark tracker which shows the real time location of sharks movements. All the sharks have been tagged on their dorsal fin and have been given names by the organisation. You […] Continue reading →
September 28, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Tell a Dance Story (Dance 1-2H)
This task requires me to choose a nursery rhyme for which I will then devise a simple choreography to tell the story without using any words. On first thought I felt that this task would be simple however, when looking into nursery rhymes in detail, in order to see the story, the task turned out […] Continue reading →
September 23, 2016
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on Teacher Competence and Autonomous Language-Lovin’ Learners
This year, as my elective module, I have chosen to study Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) pedagogy. As I have already mentioned in a previous blog post, I am passionate about learning languages and therefore the push of MFL in Scottish Primary Education fills me with joy and excitement. But I know this is not the […] Continue reading →
September 23, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Create A Drama Bag (Drama 1H)
As part of my Expressive Arts project I am going to create a Drama bag in which i will choose a variety of objects to represent particular characters. This bag can be used as a stimuli for role-play or improvisation. Object – Glasses Character– Old Lady/Grandmother Object – Tiara Character – Princess/Fairy/Queen Object-Guitar Pick […] Continue reading →
September 22, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Learning About Colour and Pattern! (Art 3H)
Picture taken from Google Images – www.stationeryinfo.com For this TDT we have been asked to research into colours and aspects of them before going in to personal research around our own favourite colours. After completing this i will then make my own colour wheel, which I will photograph and post at the end of this post. […] Continue reading →
September 14, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Ephemeral Art!
Who knew something so simple as making pictures out of leaves, twigs and other natural resources can make you think so much?!? In our most recent expressive arts module we learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and his passion for art in nature otherwise known as Ephemeral art. Goldsworthy’s work was always transient so would […] Continue reading →
September 14, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on Different Understanding of Childhood?
The first lecture of the year really got me thinking about the differences between childhood 20 years ago to childhood in the present day. On first thought childhood for most people carries the reminder of being carefree, having no stress and being able to play outside after school until the street lights turn on. However […] Continue reading →
May 28, 2016
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on Glow Blogs – One Year On…
As the end of the academic year draws to a close, I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to post about my experience as a ‘blogger’. As the new blogging system was introduced to us in September, I have now been blogging for a whole academic year! It is very rewarding to see how […] Continue reading →
May 22, 2016
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on L4L Placement: Reflection
Following what seemed like a never-ending pile of paperwork for my placement portfolio and an unfortunate trip to A&E, I have had little time to write a blog post that I felt did my placement justice. My intention was to blog throughout my time at the school however I was so busy that I needed […] Continue reading →
April 2, 2016
by Ruth Duck Comments Off on Can you teach creativity?
This is a question I have begun to ask myself after reading Elisabeth Gilbert’s (the author of Eat, Pray, Love) 11 ways to think smartly about creativity (2015). Creativity is an area which I personally want to develop within myself which is why I initially began reading this article. However, it sparked this question […] Continue reading →
March 26, 2016
by Hannah-Jayne Ward Comments Off on L4L Placement: Goleman, Gardner and ELSA?
As mentioned in my previous post, I am utilising my blog as a reflective tool for my Learning from Life placement. My placement is based in an integrated mainstream and special school and I have had the opportunity to work with the pastoral team over the past two weeks to begin my work experience. Working […] Continue reading →
March 14, 2016
by Kim Rennie Comments Off on Dyslexia: A Break Down
After an input from one of our lecturers, Will, where he state that if we aren’t aware of the different Additional Support Needs (ASN) then we were being ignorant. Two of my friends and I have decided to look into Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia. As normally if you have one of these ASN then there …
“What? Why? That doesn’t make sense when you’re training to become a Scottish Primary Teacher?” – A common response when I explain to my friends and family that my second year placement cannot be within a Scottish primary school. At first I shared a similar opinion, studying Languages and Science and Mathematics modules, then going […] Continue reading →
February 13, 2016
by Comments Off on Language development within early level CfE
This is an essay I wrote for Uni, although it is rather dry to read I thought it was worth posting. Enjoy. This post will explore the issues surrounding the language development of children working within the early level of … Continue reading →Continue reading →
February 12, 2016
by Comments Off on Connections in a seven year olds mind>ADHD to Politics.
A recent car journey with my seven year old son had me revisiting and marveling at the way in which young children’s minds work. To set the context, Riyad my son, has issues at school with social boundaries and has … Continue reading →Continue reading →
February 12, 2016
by Comments Off on Trials and tribulations of a mature student .
Recently there has been a lot of services offering advice on campus, anti social behaviour , rent advice, Dundee energy efficiency services to name but a few. As a mature student I really had no need for these services but … Continue reading →Continue reading →
February 10, 2016
by Comments Off on GIRFEC (and my views)
As part of the module Interagency Working I was asked, as part of a tutor directed task, to write a brief essay (250 words) describing GIRFEC and outline advantages and disadvantages of interagency working. For those people that know me … Continue reading →Continue reading →
February 9, 2016
by Georgia Diamond Comments Off on Data Analysis Questionnaire TDT- Maths Assignment
As part of our Tutor Directed Task, we were asked to explore data and analysis through a questionnaire. We had to consider; What questions are you going to ask? This could vary, we focused on what is your favourite flavour of crisps? How are you going to record people answers? This opened up a larger […] Continue reading →