The AppVent Calendar 2016: All The Best Educational Apps From The Past Year.

EDTECH4BEGINNERS presents... Create 6) ThingLink lets you add interactivity to an image with ease.  Choose a picture and then mark hot-spots.  When the hot-spot it is tapped, the video or text you have input will pop-up. 16) Canva - simply the most amazing app for graphic design.  Posters have never looked so good! 13) Bossjock supports … Continue reading The AppVent Calendar 2016: All The Best Educational Apps From The Past Year.

Improve your students’ ability and confidence in maths with DoodleMaths.

DoodleMaths is a maths app, perfect for use in the classroom.  It is fully aligned to the UK national curriculum and aims to improve ability and confidence quickly. Learning and teaching maths has never been so simple. My students absolutely loved playing the games and quizzes. What sort of content is there on the app? Watch the … Continue reading Improve your students’ ability and confidence in maths with DoodleMaths.

What is the SAMR model?

An acronym, which is important for all educators, is SAMR.  But what does it mean and what implications does it have for classroom practise? SAMR stands for: substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition.  It basically details all the ways technology can impact or not on learning. SAMR Substitution This is when teachers or pupils are using tech … Continue reading What is the SAMR model?

5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

Technology certainly has pros and cons.  However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities - SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some. Below I have listed 5 pieces of assistive technology which can help children with SEND: YouTube – if you have a child … Continue reading 5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

You HAVE To Use Virtual Reality As A Writing Prompt.

I recently needed a short, engaging prompt to inspire my students to write. The lesson focused on 'show not tell' when describing feelings -  i.e. instead of telling the reader how they felt "I was scared", they show how the characters are feeling "my hands began to tremble and a cold pain shot up my spine". … Continue reading You HAVE To Use Virtual Reality As A Writing Prompt.