Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when …

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Everything You Need To Run A Whole School Maths Mastery Event

I recently organised an event in my school:  'Mastering Maths Day'.  The aim was to encourage further embedding of 'mastery' activities in everyday maths lessons and also to boost enjoyment of the subject. Mastery, in a nutshell, is developing a thorough and deep understanding of concepts - often this is achieved through well scaffolded activities …

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‘Choose your own’ adventure stories using Google Slides.

Are you looking for an interesting way to encourage your class to write?  'Choose your own' adventure stories worked brilliantly for me! What is this type of story? It is simply a story which has options for the reader to choose from.  They decide what happens to the character. How did Google Slides help? Have …

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Padlet as a Literacy tool for Parallel Discussions.

I’ve long been interested in seeing the use of technology in the classroom as an almost invisible tool, a stage for which the children and the learning process are the stars.  I often watch technologies trickle away after the novelty has faded, making me wonder how technology is valued. I endeavour to regard learning tech …

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How To Develop A Maker Mindset.

Having a 'maker mind' can be an asset to an individual as it comes with a lot of perks such as being able to create your own things and to not only innovate, but also to invent new and exciting things. This ability doesn’t necessarily come easily. There are several steps to be taken to …

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What is STEM and what is STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Why are they important? Looking to the future, many countries have realised that these are the core areas of development and need to be focused upon in schools.  The subjects can be taught discretely, however often a cross-curricular …

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7 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night to a friend using Hangouts. Along with social uses, Google has a significant role in education. According to college experts at SolidEssay.com, Google’s numerous products such as Scholar, Gmail, Drive, Books, …

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