Reflections on writing… |

About 3 years ago I decided to write a novel.  A historical novel for children set in and around Norwich Cathedral.  At this point you may be wondering ‘Why?’  There are a number of reasons but basically I had an idea and I fancied pursuing it.  I have some time on my hands, it is purely for my own pleasure and it allows me time to drop out of the hectic day to day running of The Literacy Shed and sit quietly.  It also allows me to visit as many cathedrals as I possibly can which is a secondary pleasurable benefit. 

These are some of the key points that I have learned during the VERY slow…

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Numeracy in Clicker |

<p>While running a Regional Training Day recently, teachers on the course explained to me that some of their pupils struggle to access work in maths lessons and are easily disengaged from the class. We started discussing how Clicker can be used to support numeracy, as well as literacy.</p>
<p>We had a look at the range of numeracy activities available for Clicker on <a href=””>LearningGrids</a&gt;, many based around addition and subtraction, and even Roman numerals. These are supported by colourful images which teachers felt were a…

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Are teachers on Twitter living in a echo chamber/filter bubble? | Rob Butler

The Oxford Dictionary gives the definition of an echo chamber as “An environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered“. Similarly, the Oxford Dictionary defines a filter bubble as “A situation in which an Internet … Continue reading “Are teachers on Twitter living in a echo chamber/filter bubble?”

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The Movie Theater Experience in Shanghai | Irene Kanthan

Jolena is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance and International Business major at University of Pittsburgh, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week’s post, Jolena finds out what it’s like to watch a movie in Shanghai and tells us why this global city has it all.

This past weekend I got the chance to watch a Chinese movie at the theater, go out for a hot pot dinner, and visit the Yuyuan Garden!

What is the Movie Theater Experience Like in Shanghai?

On Friday a group of us went out to…

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