I am slowly building my portfolio in this area. Below are some descriptions of what I have done.
I have made a lot of teaching resources, which I now give away on TES (The Times Educational Supplement website). Running a page on TES has taught me a lot about keywords, marketing and SEO. See my profile here.
My Phase 4 word bank has been particularly successful, and has been rated as five stars by users of the website.
Many of my resources are text-based reading resources, aimed at particular levels of readers. I use my knowledge of how to teach reading at this age to tailor the words and content towards the appropriate age groups.
I am quite a creative person and I like to build with Lego (yes, at my age. There is even a term for it: AFOL. Look it up!) I run an Etsy shop from where I sell some of my creations. Running and growing this shop has been invaluable in teaching me about the world of SEO and writing content that sells.
I work in a voluntary capacity for Ignite Hubs, a STEM club run in London. In this role I advise on the delivery of primary science sessions, and author online content and white papers for the organisation.
ReWorks are an invention of mine to help me gain experience and practise writing content. Sometimes I spot copy or content that I think could do with a bit of an improvement. So I have a go at rewriting it. I find it's good practise to help me write concisely and with brevity. I don't mean to suggest that there is anything wrong with the copy in the first place, or that mine is necessarily any better. I just find it a good way to practise and gain experience.
I love to write in any way. Short stories are a medium I love and I've written a few over the years. Clicking the links here will either open a PDF file of the story, or take you straight to the publication in which it can be found.
This is a submission I wrote to a non-profit organisation who were looking to put together a series of books promoting STEM careers to primary school aged children. The brief was to make a relatable and engaging story that could be read by children aged nine to eleven.
"Fine Lines" is a 100-word story I entered into the April application of Morgen Bailey's 100-Word Comp. The theme was "20:20 vision" and the entries had to be exactly one hundred words long. My story placed as "highly commended", which I was very proud of. You can see my shout-out here.
"LY" is a piece of flash fiction I entered into the Christopher Fielden's Adverbially Challenged competition. It can currently be read online, and will hopefully soon be published as part of an anthology.
"Gethin, Get In" is another piece of flash fiction I entered, this time into the Christopher Fielden's Nonsensically Challenged competition. It, too, can currently be read online and will hopefully soon be published.
Daft Flash is very short flash I write for no reason other to be writing. It's sometimes topical, often childish and always daft.
I have been a key stage one teacher for a number of years. Alongside my work as a class teacher, I have also been the curriculum leader for science, history and geography for some time. In my curriculum leader roles I have put together training packages, written visions and aims for subjects and maintained the content on subject areas of the school websites. I have also led my schools to successfully gain a range of awards and recognitions in science. An example of this is the Primary Science Quality Mark, which involved writing many briefs and evaluations.
I coded this site froms scratch, with no extra plug-ins or copied code. You can find more projects of mine at magictiger.co.uk.
In terms of content writing, my in-depth knowledge of HTML makes me quick and proficient when it comes to SEO (search engine optimisation).
To sharpen my writing skills, to learn to code for the web, and because I have too much time on my hands, I have created a range of blogs based on popular characters and events from Star Wars. Enjoy reading them below.
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