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Computer animation competition

  • Entrants create an original key-frame computer animation, up to one minute in length, using eligible software including: Alice, Flash, Scratch, Blender, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Maya, and Serif DrawPlus. Entries can be from individuals or from small teams. Prizes are awarded by...

Create a Face

This unplugged activity uses a large model of a face, operated by several children working together, to teach how ‘emotion’ can be expressed by robots following simple rules. These rules are expressed as IF, THEN, ELSE, statements which, when combined, show the complex movement of a whole face in reaction to...

Educational practices -guiding principles for learning in the 21st Century

The purpose of this booklet is to offer guiding principles about learning in the twenty-first century. It is intended for teachers, curriculum designers, school leaders, and others involved in all levels of school education and can be used for any age group, as the principles it contains are general enough to be...

Posters

A range of downloadable classroom posters to support learning in science, computing and engineering. They link to curriculum topics including: forces, light, circuits, space, weather, transport, materials and robotics. All of these posters are updated and the collection is added to on a...

The pressure for change and teachers’ motivation for PD

This paper, published in 2010 by Jens Dolin, explores what motivates teachers to participate in development projects involving experimental teaching and especially what the nature of pressure for change means for the engagement of the teachers. It does not deal with CPD organized as ordinary courses, but digs into...

Whole School Approach: Managing Poor Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at approaches to managing behaviour throughout the whole school at both a primary and secondary school. As part of the managing behaviour and bullying in schools case studies the resource explores: *Staff response to misbehaviour *'Golden Rules' and tickets *...

Staff Leading by Example: Encouraging Good Behaviour - Case Study

This document from the Department of Education looks at how teachers at schools in the White Horse Federation lead by example to encourage good behaviour and academic achievement. The resource explores strategies including teacher induction on behaviour, language skills and celebrating diversity, as part of the...

The Visible Classroom: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary - February 2015

This report, published in February 2015, discusses the findings of ‘The Visible Classroom’ project, which aimed to use lesson transcripts to promote effective teaching practice and improve the attainment of pupils in primary school. This pilot evaluation involved ten primary schools in London and...

The Exclusion from School of Children Aged Four to Seven

The number of children aged seven and under who are excluded from primary schools is very small and comprises a tiny proportion of children of this age from a very small proportion of schools. Nevertheless, some children of this age group are receiving fixed-period exclusions, occasionally leading to permanent...

Day Six of Exclusion: The Extent and Quality of Provision for Pupils

This report from Ofsted looks at the provision for excluded pupils. Schools and local authorities are required to provide full-time and suitable education for pupils from day six of fixed-period and permanent exclusions. This survey evaluates the extent to which a sample of schools and local authorities were...

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