Games Based Learning within the classroom……

Tonight my LA hosted it’s 1st Games Based Learning meeting – aimed at all the schools that they have given a set of DSs’ too.  We all shared our experiences and they are planning to hold/host a DS challenge in the summer term aimed at all the child who have been part of the pilot project.

This has got me thinking – how to use the advancements in technology within the classroom – it seems I am running behind a few pioneers who constantly thrive to push it within the classroom, so I have taken the plunge…….

I am going to take my own (Wii) into my class and allow the children (& myself) discover the learning possibilities linked to Wii sports initially.  I am going to keep asking and watching my PLN through twitter to see what other games could have an impact on learning – many thanks already to @dawnhallybone, @icklekid, @tombarrett and @primarypete_ for their inspiration……

CEOP training…..

CEOPCEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) today I took part in my LA training.  We were introduced to the thinkuknow website and given a talk about all the online resources including Hector’s world aimed at 5-7 yr olds

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along with the thinkuknow cyber cafe aimed at 8 – 10 yr olds.

We were introduced to reporting abuse and the suggestion to use the report abuse button to be linked to school websites so that children have an easy access point.

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After such an informative and useful session – I’m eager to get into school and share with both the children and the staff making sure they are all aware of the potential pitfalls about being on line……..