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Change @ Insoll Avenue

  1. 1. Changes @ Insoll Avenue School. <ul><li>2007-2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Staff answers to Questionnaire. (12) How are you feeling about ICT contract? 2-Confident 8-OK 2-Confused. 1 was confused about the name of the contract! How many changes have you made since being on ICT contract? 1-heaps 5- lots 6-some 0-none at all What thinking skills and graphic organisers have you used? All said Hats and PMI. Y charts, Double Bubbles, Silent card shuffle and Tournament Prioritiser all got a mention. <ul><li>What programmes are you using the most? </li></ul><ul><li>comic life </li></ul><ul><li>kidspix </li></ul><ul><li>ilife </li></ul><ul><li>iwork </li></ul><ul><li>PM Readers+Sunshine </li></ul><ul><li>Braintastic </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers up </li></ul><ul><li>Words Rock </li></ul>Staff are also using Safari, Firefox, sending more emails and information electronically. Using sites such as Starfall in class.
  3. 3. It all started with the 6 hats. Some teachers had already been using the hats in class and others found them easy to introduce and use in class. Children are now able to state which hat they are using. Year 1+2 class have started looking at facts about the Olympic Games using their white hats.
  4. 5. Examples of hat work in a junior class.
  5. 8. Photographs are being taken by staff and children for use in class.
  6. 9. Photos used for oral language and sequence stories.
  7. 10. ? Who? What? Where? Why? When? How? Children are being taught questioning skills - thick and thin, open and closed. could would should might can is
  8. 12. A variety of graphic organizers have been introduced to teachers and tried in class. The double bubble was a favourite with juniors. Comparing blow up balloons with hot air balloons. Comparing early bicycles with their own bike.
  9. 14. Should the council put a road through Garden Place? PMI used for current affairs.
  10. 15. PMI Chart Year 1/2 Using Hats Year 5/6
  11. 16. Using Kohl’s thinker keys.
  12. 18. A Keynote presentation by Lawton (Year 2) and Morphias (Year 3).
  13. 19. Changes <ul><li>children motivated to read leading to higher reading levels </li></ul><ul><li>children more motivated to write and writing skills improved </li></ul><ul><li>clearer thinking leads to improved writing </li></ul>

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