Showing posts from 2018

Mr P's Top Ten Videos of 2018

It has been another incredible year for my social media platforms. The opportunities, feedback and love I have received has been amazing! I want to thank every single person who has followed, shared or liked anything I've posted. It has been humbling to have my social media platforms recognised as I received the Social Media Saviour award this year: I have also had the opportunity to create an exclusive CPD support part to my Facebook page. For £3.50 a month, you have access to video tutorials, CPD videos, discounts and a whole lot more. Tap the picture for more information. I thought I would share a list of my top ten most popular videos of the year. You can rewatch and enjoy my Top Ten Videos of 2017 here.   Mr P's TOP TEN VIDEO of 2018 10 - Me as a Teacher vs Me as a Parent 9 - The Struggles of a Teacher Administering a Test 8 - Now That's What I Call Being A Teacher Vol. 16 - Back to the 90s again! Watch every Volume

The Power of Reading!

As much as I love technology, I will always talk about the importance of reading on my CPD sessions. It really annoys me when people like to blame technology as a reason why children don't read as much. We like to blame technology for a number of things but for me, it comes down to choices. I hope through this blog and my social media pages, I demonstrate how, when used effectively, it can transform teaching and learning. Unfortunately, I think too many of us make the wrong choices with technology. When pictures like this appear on my social feeds, it does wind me up because they both can be valuable and certainly enhance each other: For me, technology can enhance the reading experience allowing pupils to explore texts in more creative ways. This is something I wanted to promote in my yearly Christmas video. For the past 9 years, I always treat my pupils to a silly video at the end of our annual talent show. To see what I have produced previously - CLICK HERE.

Creating an Interactive Christmas Scene

I love using Christmas as a way to engage children in their learning. They are excited, inquisitive and generally really interested in anything Christmas. Recently, I worked with Year 2 where they created their own Interactive Christmas scene using Chatterpix Kids and Thinglink. Here is an example of what they created: I have posted a step-by-step guide for how to do this activity on the supporter part of my Facebook page. Sign up by tapping the picture below: This idea can easily be adapted to other areas of the curriculum, such as: Read more about this idea here. Read more about this idea here. Read more about this idea here

Completely innocent but dodgy children's drawings Vol. 2

Since I posted  Completely innocent but dodgy children's drawings Vol. 1 , I have been sent even more brilliant images and I just had to share, you're welcome: View this post on Instagram Someone is excited to see the star 🌟 😮 A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:22pm PDT View this post on Instagram Then Little Red Riding Hood said, “Wow, Grandma what big..... you have!” 😂😂😂😂 A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Oct 31, 2018 at 2:41pm PDT View this post on Instagram We will remember you fondly! 😂😂😂 A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Nov 2, 2018 at 12:08am PDT View this post on Instagram Amazing Art 🎨 indeed 🤣 A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Nov 3, 2018 at 3:50pm PDT