Bring poetry to life by using a ‘green screen’

I recently did a lesson in my school's STEAM centre.  It went really well, so I thought I'd share.  And don't worry, you don't need any specialist equipment! In the prior lesson, the children had rehearsed poems and learnt them off by heart. They went into the 'green screen' room and performed their poems. You …

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A Great Way To Use Tech To Help Teachers Meaningfully Engage With Families

Strong parent-teacher partnerships are key to student success in the classroom. In fact, parental engagement is very effective at predicting student achievement. When teachers and parents are in regular contact about students’ needs, progress, and successes, students feel supported and motivated to try their best in school. However, teachers find it challenging to build strong …

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Guest Post: Teaching Children Compassionate Ways to Handle Bullies

Children are at risk for being bullied now more than ever before; due to their constant use of technology for socializing and gaming. Beyond the fact that many children will confront bullying face-to-face while at school, cyber bullying is quickly becoming a serious issue for parents to try and monitor. According to a national study, over …

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The Curiosity Challenge… full STEAM ahead!

My school is encouraging inquisitive learners and has taken on a project inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT.  It has huge links with our new STEAM curriculum and will guide the students through this new approach. The project is called the 'Curiosity Challenge'.  Have a look at what it entails in the video …

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How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. Virtual tools and course work that “replace” the individual tutors are introduced to the market constantly; making tech a complex subject to navigate in the tutoring industry—one that can sometimes raise more …

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Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets

The reasons why teachers use technology in their classroom are simple. It saves them thousands of steps to the copying machine, the hassle with it and the paper costs. Furthermore, students love to have access to iPads and fun apps. However, it’s not easy to set up a digital classroom by yourself. Getting to know …

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