6 Ways to Add Video to Your Classroom with Animoto

Students relate to video -- it’s a growing part of how they share and how they absorb information. And if you’re looking for a good way to tap into that natural enthusiasm and understanding, it helps if you can communicate with video, too. That’s where Animoto comes in handy. What is Animoto? Animoto is a …

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Challenge Accepted: Find The Best Websites For Maths Starters

I was recently asked by the Maths Primary Initiative (Maths Pi), to find the top websites which could support teachers deliver outstanding maths starter activities. Challenge accepted! I scoured the internet and found 8 excellent online resources (I tried to get a mixture between whole-class games, individual activities and visual tools). Take a look at …

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How To Make Blackout Notes – Perfect For Revision

While thinking about a recent blog post named 'Blackout Poetry', I thought: Why not use the technique for other areas of learning? Blackout notes are a great way to choose the most important parts of a text.  I have used them mainly as a revision exercise and my class were really engaged (they remembered the …

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A Range of Free, Downloadable, Writing Templates

I've made some writing frames, which are completely free to download (just right click and 'save image as', or find high quality PDFs by clicking this link).  I hope they are useful 🙂 1) Narrow lined paper template: 2) Medium lined paper template: 3) Postcard writing template: 4) Recount writing template: 5) Recipe writing template: 6) Poetry Writing Template: 7) Letter …

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Cloud QR: A classroom friendly app to create QR codes

Working with QR codes in the classroom can be both fun and powerful. There are plenty of really useful areas where QR codes can enhance the learning experience. For instance, you can display a QR code next to a hard math problem, and when scanned, the problem is explained. A QR code by a picture …

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