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Department Developments…

After a very productive departmental meeting I thought I’d share a few thoughts and ideas that we are looking to develop. There have been loads of good things going on in the department and we are now looking to formalise these as well as develop a few more. In order to do this one of my colleagues came up with the idea of recording video footage/snippets of lessons to upload and share with everyone else. We’re lucky to have staff iPads so this will be a relatively simple process! Using video will be a quick way of sharing ideas and discussing people’s thoughts on a variety of teaching and learning strategies.

We then took this a step further by suggesting it would also be useful to share other resources we create be it lesson plans or ideas for conditioned games etc. either as word processed files, presentations of via apps such as explain everything. To enable this we have created a file in Google Drive to share all of our departmental documents, many of which are created with the google apps suite. We are fortunate that the school has adopted google apps for education, giving each member of staff a google drive account with 5GB of online storage. Within the main departmental folder we have a variety of folders, with one being specifically designated for teaching and learning ideas. Here we will have a variety of sub folders for different activity areas, examination subjects such as GCSE, a folder for starters, plenaries and ideas for integrating ICT. Ideas created or discovered can then be placed within this folder which is immediately shared with all, giving access at anytime from anywhere.

I’ll keep you posted on how it goes…


Poor Blogging!!!

Quick note/apology for lack of posts! Really should blog more often however it is something that gets put to the back of the line when things get busy. I feel it shouldn’t be that way however as I am constantly picking up ideas from bloggers who take their time to write and share their great thoughts and ideas. I aim to repay the favour, with the hope that some of my posts are of use!  Am hoping to increase frequency in coming weeks!

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 21 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb.

The busiest day of the year was December 7th with 83 views. The most popular post that day was Ipad Apps for Physical Education.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ipad in physical education, physical education apps, ipad for physical education, ipad apps for physical education, and ipad physical education.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Ipad Apps for Physical Education August 2010


Ipad/Ipod touch in PE June 2010


Ipads & Macbooks in Physical Education-1 week in… September 2010
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About January 2010


Making some Time…. December 2010