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About timthelibrarian

Tim Harwood is a Teacher Librarian and eLearning enthusiast.

Anywhere, anytime collaboration

Our Enrichment Coordinator has just set up a new blog to communicate with her TLT. The TLT meetings were being hamstrung by conflicting time pressures. The blog is an attempt to facilitate collaboration without needing to rely on all being … Continue reading

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Writing Research Assignments

Research assignments are very different to tests. Tests function to show what the students have learnt throughout a unit while research assignments are a learning experience in themselves. As a result, if you ask your students to recall what they … Continue reading

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Coding – Project #1

Coding is a fun and rewarding experience that can develop a deeper understanding of how the devices in your life work. Have a go at completing the following problem using Scratch. If you get stuck, go to the video tutorial … Continue reading

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Resourcing the curriculum – The Spanish Conquest of the Americas

“When the Spanish reached the valley of Mexico in 1519, they were amazed at what they saw.” – Wood, Tim. The Aztecs. London: Hamlyn, 1992. Next semester we will begin to look at the Spanish Conquest of the Americas in … Continue reading

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Hop. Book. Chat. E02 has dropped.

Twice as long is twice as good, right? Our second episode, Adaptations are the New Vampires, is twelve minutes of pure auditory joy about books that have been, or are about to be, turned into movies. Steven Spielberg, Suzanne Collins, … Continue reading

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Q: What makes an excellent presentation?

A: Body language and visuals. If you have the time, watch this clip. Not just because Amy Cuddy is a terrific speaker and someone you can emulate but also for the message that your body language is critical to how … Continue reading

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A+ for research

With oral presentations coming up, you will need to be pretty dynamite at research in order to stand out from the crowd. I have chosen (…made up.., ok, stolen…) the topic: Young people should be allowed to drive younger. This … Continue reading

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