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About jackcl

E learning consultant in the North East interested in teaching and learning, innovation and new technologies

Mobile Devices in Early Learning

An interesting report from Stranmillis University College in Northern Ireland. Based on a research project in primary schools, it evaluates the impact of iPads on learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The report can be found at:,756133,en.pdf  

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Early Years Apps – from E2BN Conference

At the E2BN conference I did a workshop looking at how technology can be used to support the early years curriculum. As part of this I shared some suggestions for useful apps. While apps can be used by children individually … Continue reading

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Dancing Robots – computing for early years

This is a lovely video to use with children. As well as learning the song and dance they can sequence the parts of the song. The sequencing can be done in a number of different ways. One example is to … Continue reading

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E2BN Conference 2017

I will be delivering a workshop at the E2BN Conference again this year. The focus is: Understanding the World Through Technology Young children are surrounded by technology that provides exciting opportunities to explore the world. This session will show how … Continue reading

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Hart and Risley – 30 Million Words

A teacher recently told me about some research that has been done in to the number of words children from different backgrounds will have heard by the age of three. It suggests that there is a huge gap between children from … Continue reading

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