Monday, 24 November 2008

Graphic Novels

Last year whilst on the Literacy Working Group, English colleagues mentioned Graphic Novels. I had no idea what GNs were, ignorance is no excuse, so I endeavoured to research them, Trialling some in S1/2, tieing into ACE Technologies Outcomes, some screenshots below.

Pupils are really enthused with them, replacing the normal CD Covers, Flyers etc 5 period DTP slot with CorelDRAW.

A creative pupil's 'own' character Dudey !

Scooby, he is still about.....

Simpsons theme. There is always a moral.......

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Achieving Excellence.........ASL Outdoor Learning

Was out on wednesday with a work grp, scenic wee Loch Ard and the narrows leading to the smaller loch, quite a lot of current. We get a FC key so can park the trailer further up.

Hopefully, I will be able to attend the Enquire Conference in March. I enjoy working with - tech teaching and Outdoor Learning - ASL pupils, really excellent experiences with them. Both for myself as a teacher and for the Classroom Assts. Lets me 'know' the way individuals learn in new and challenging situations, that's all pupils, not just ASL pupils. Outdoor Learning is a vehicle for delivering ACE 'challenge and enjoyment'.

The Narrows, I always feel like I'm paddling into 'Swallows and Amazons' when drifting through here.

Adapted boats to make a raft.

Further info about ASL and ACE here, on Bills outdoor Learning Blogg.

We get great support from our councils Outdoor learning Team.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Inventor Renders - AdvHGC Chess pieces

Jordan can create some impressive rendering