Thursday, 17 November 2011

Movember Donations Please

It's Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men's health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer. I'm donating my top lip to the cause for 30 days in an effort to help change the face of men's health. My Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancer's affecting men.

Why am I concerned about men's health?
*1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*This year 37,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*26% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women

I invite you to join me by registering to grow or by donating to my support of the Mo

If you want to go old school you can write a cheque payable to "Movember", reference my name and Registration Number 1973980 and send it to: Movember Europe, PO Box 68600, London, EC1P 1EF

Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and our men's health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and The Institute of Cancer Research, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please click on the links below:
About Movember
Prostate cancer genome mapping
Prostate Cancer Foundation research
Global Action Plan

Thank you in advance for helping me change the face of men's health.

Matthew Knight

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Year 11 Seminars

Well you don’t want to end up like Will...

The idea of using two coloured pens as a revision technique, was described to me by an Occupational Health Therapist who had to learn the 300 parts of the human eye.
The idea is that the two colours work on the two halves of the brain.
The black pen signifies the information that you already hold in your conscious memory.
The red pen signifies those things in your unconscious memory that you wish to transfer into your conscious memory.

Stage 1 – Produce a mind map to cover a topic you wish to revise e.g. Characters in Of Mice & Men
Stage 2 –  Spend 10 mins max revising from your mind map
Stage 3 - Turnover the mind map with the answers on it.  With your black pen write down everything that you can remember on a fresh piece of paper
Stage 4 – When you cannot remember anymore turn over your original so you can fill in the blanks in red pen
Stage 5 - repeat stages 2-4!
Repeat from stage 4 !

Monday, 7 November 2011

The impact of living virtual lives


The impact of living virtual lives

Friendship is changing. Virtual connectivity is expanding the number of friends that a teenager may think they have – but could be undermining the quality and impact of friendship. Psychologist Dr Stephanie Thornton explains


Useful iPad links

some good ideas here to try out


Friday, 4 November 2011

Year 11 Moodboards for DiDA Unit 5

Another example of gender difference in ICT a Year 11 girls class using crinkle cut scissors, glitter, sequins, gold and silver pens to produce their moodboards for DiDA Unit 5.  The girls take their time positioning each of the elements of the moodboard before them to their moodboards.  Whilst the boys just cut, stick and move onto the next task.

Wet start to the day

 A little wet at school this morning!