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Notre Dame High School
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I'm an ICT teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher. I'm interested in finding ways to bring the real world more into the classroom using ICT. I've created lots of resources that use real data on global issues and enable students to share their ideas with twin schools around the world.

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Posted on November 19, 2007 at 3:45am 0 Comments

I'm always on the look out for ways to bring more relevant themes into ICT. I'm also keen to bridge the gap between the ways students use computers in school and at home.

A project that my school is doing on SEAL (social, emotional aspects of learning) provided the ideal…

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Global Peace Collaboration Project

Posted on July 3, 2007 at 1:34am 0 Comments

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effective way to bring an global dimension into your curriculum is by

marking one of the international days such as World Water Day, Earth

Day etc. Here are some resources and ideas you can use to celebrate the

International Day of Peace on 21st September.



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Jeremy Gilley created an organisation called Peace One Day to encourage

the United Nations to identify a specific date for an international day

of peace. He… Continue

Giving ICT a Global Dimension

Posted on May 31, 2007 at 6:43am 1 Comment

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It is clear that technology has a significant role to play to inspire and motivate our learners. We all know that WWW stands for World Wide Web. However, many schools have yet to realise its true potential for bringing the real world into the classroom. Communication is literally at the heart of ICT. Sadly,…

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At 4:44am on July 3, 2007, Connie Weber said…
What interesting projects! I love your "about me" section--we are into some of the same things--bring the real world into the classroom, look at issues...Keep me informed! Maybe we'll join up some kids for projects.
At 8:15am on June 20, 2007, S. Tyree said…
Hi Alex,
I am responsible for much of the technology professional development at my middle school in Deland, Fl. After 24 years of teaching, you really have shown me some fresh ideas. I look forward to exploring your site indepth.
Susan
At 2:43pm on June 17, 2007, Alex Savage said…
Slideshare is great. if you have problems with it, or it is blocked in your school, try http://www.authorstream.com/
Re Elanguages, I've been using and piloting it for the last couple of years. It is a great site. If you'd like to see what sort of projects we've done on it go to http://www.elanguages.org/view_pagecontent.php?resourceid=2215#1
and
http://www.elanguages.org/view_pagecontent.php?resourceid=3758#1
It is a great site for schools to etwin with once they have a partner.
Did you know that there is an etwinning ning site? Go to http://etwinningambassadors.ning.com and request an invite.
Hope this helps
Alex
At 10:22am on June 16, 2007, Jo Rhys-Jones said…
Hi Alex - saw your post about ideas for posting childrens work - Chris Fuller (see my 'friends' - wow that's a wierd thing to type) uses slideshare but I've not tried it yet.
Also as you are also in UK wondered if you'd heard of eLanguages - do you know if it is the same as eTwinning? Jo
 
 
 

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