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Twitter – my best CPD ever!

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Richard Needham

Extract: Twitter has come of age. If you want to know more about how to use it or what the point of this social network site is then Richard Needham has some tips for you.

Have words, will understand?

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Jon James

Extract: Shifting the focus from words to concepts – does it work? Jon James shares the findings of a project with three primary schools.

Use of apps in science

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Claire Rees

Extract: Claire Rees describes some of the apps that her school is using on their newly acquired tablet computers to enhance science.

Feeling the way

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Mick Statham

Extract: In the first instalment of a two-part article, Mick Statham offers a model of how to ‘improve science learning in 30 minutes’, using an alternative perspective on a language-based kinaesthetic approach to teaching science.

Making learning stick

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Gareth Metcalfe

Extract: Gareth Metcalfe looks at strategies for embedding scientific understanding to ensure that learning experiences are effectively translated into the long-term memory of all pupils.

The nature of science

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Berry Billingsley

Extract: Berry Billingsley provides some ideas on ways to teach and conduct discussions about science and religion in schools.

Taking a ‘Giant Tour’ to explore the human body

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Dan Davies

Extract: Dan Davies evaluates the impact of a workshop that uses role-play to help children learn about bodily systems and keeping healthy.

World War II activity day: through the eyes of trainee teachers

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Emily Clark, Laura Hornsby, Abigail Howard and Kathryn Pople

Extract: Emily Clark, Laura Hornsby, Abigail Howard and Kathryn Pople share what they learnt from a recent teaching practice experience.

Egyptians, yoghurts and ‘Britain’s got Yoghurt’

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Heidi Snook

Extract: Trainee teacher Heidi Snook explores how using a child-centred approach to learning and a familiar context can help develop understanding

Do you know your ABC?

Issue: March 2013 127

Author: Claire Neale

Extract: Claire Neale explains why teaching Emergency Life Support in primary schools is so important.

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