Tarvin Time

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Attending BETT 2020 last week at the London Excel centre was a fantastic opportunity for Gluu to keep to date with the newest innovations in the EdTech world. After catching up with a few of our colleagues, notably the amazing folks @Britannica_UK, I attended a meeting introducing the @MicrosoftEDU Global Training Partner initiative. Introduced by… Read More »

BETT 2020

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With the #EatonProject ticking along nicely, Gluu is turning its attention to Tarvin Primary School. Using the successful model developed at Eaton Primary School, we are bringing communicative and collaborative learning to the larger school setting of Tarvin through the use of Education Technology (EdTech).   Also this week, I am excited to be attending… Read More »

Class Sites + Inspire Days

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With the Spring Term in full swing, children across Key Stage 2 are beginning to make use of their class sites on a regular basis. In order to save paper and workload, teachers are beginning to use their class sites to upload lesson documentation for the children to use. Using their HP laptops they are… Read More »

2020 Is Here!

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A new calendar year is always an exciting time in a primary school; children return to school rejuvenated after time with their loved ones and staff are thrilled to see their pupils. The start of a new year, indeed decade, means that many children and adults alike will be writing the wrong year for the… Read More »

Termly Review

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With Christmas a week away and children becoming excited for the two week break, we at Gluu feel it is important to reflect on all we have achieved in the last four months whilst working at Eaton Primary School.   Initially, as is the case with any successful project, planning was essential. We wrote a… Read More »

Primary Tracker

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Further to our introduction of DocuSign at Eaton Primary School to reduce staff workload, Gluu is working with Matt Woodruff of Coscole.com to implement his Primary Tracker assessment system. After a meeting this week, we will begin work converting Eaton’s time consuming Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to a more fluid online system that will aid in… Read More »

Positive Feedback and DocuSign

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December is always a busy time in schools: ‘Elves on the Shelves’ make their annual return to classrooms, classes prepare performances for Nativity shows and teachers frantically try to fit in everything that the National Curriculum requires. At Gluu, we are always looking for ways that we can reduce staff workload, especially at this time… Read More »

All systems go!

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With the successful launch of Microsoft Office 365 across Key Stage 2 on Friday 22nd November, we felt it was important to see how many children were able to access their accounts at home over the weekend. Although in a short time, it was pleasing to see about half of the children in Year 5 were… Read More »

Office 365 Use

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Across Key Stage 2, children are beginning to use Microsoft 365 in a variety of ways: Year 3 are sharing a PDF of a Guided Reading text via Microsoft Outlook (soon to be using Microsoft Teams instead); Year 4 are creating PowerPoint presentations about their topic of tourism/coasts; Year 5 are beginning a project where… Read More »

The Snow Dragon

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This week is going to be an exciting week for Gluu and Eaton Primary School. On Monday, the Year 3 teacher and I are team-teaching his class on the use of Microsoft 365. He has asked me to plan a session where children will be able to access and highlight an extract of The Snow… Read More »