Archive for January, 2011

RSPB Schools’ Birdwatch

27 January 2011

Have you been taking part in the RSPB Schools’ Birdwatch

“It is a free, fun and simple activity, only takes an hour to complete, is rich in curriculum links, and is open to all UK schools. It’s also a great way to get to know more about the wildlife visiting your school grounds, or a local park.”

The Big Schools’ Birdwatch runs between 24 January–4 February 2011 and even if you don’t manage to take part this year do visit the site for some great data handling activities. You may also wish to get involved with the Birdbox Project. Why not add a birdbox with a webcam to your school ground?


Whiteboard Resources

14 January 2011

Smart Board Goodies is packed with ideas, links and resources to use on a Smart Interactive Whiteboard. The Whiteboard Blog is another favourite resource area, check out the post 20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers.

Smart Exchange is a place where teachers can share whiteboard files. Promethean have a similar site called Promethean Planet . The Lighthouse for Education also contains Promethean Flipcharts.

There is a further list of Whiteboard sites here. Have I missed any?


Happy New Year

3 January 2011

The lovely people at have sent me a summary of how this blog did in 2010:

Crunchy numbers

This blog was viewed about 34,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it. In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 111 posts. The busiest day of the year was December 9th with 302 views. The most popular post that day was BBC Bitesize Games for KS1.

Attractions in 2010

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

Let’s hope 2011 is as successful.