I recently was contacted on Twitter by a teacher asking to make a learning link between her class and one in my school: I passed the details on and the 2 classes have made contact. They wrote on the class blogs and found out lots of information: What a great way to connect learners from … Continue reading Use tech to connect pupils from around the world.
When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students, "Why do we have to do this?" It's a question that can sometimes be difficult to answer. All too often the work is stuck into their English books and is only seen by the teacher. Online safety is … Continue reading Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.
I recently did some writing for Scholastic - a resource supporting children with their understanding of prepositions. Click here to view the full piece.
Digital natives are individuals who were born during or after the surge of digital technologies (the internet, mobile devices etc.). Because the majority have been surrounded by tech from an early age, they are used to it and are usually very good at it. In addition, because technology changes so quickly, they have adapted to … Continue reading The Digital Natives We Teach Are Creating A Number Of New Challenges.
I recently wrote some more material for Scholastic. The purpose was to show teachers how making mistakes and giving answers rather than questions can really engage pupils. Click here for the full article and resources.
When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. What they don’t see is the infrastructure underneath that’s driving the whole project. Learning is becoming more collaborative to mirror the way … Continue reading Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.
Often, in lessons, I need free music for my class to include in videos or presentations. But it's really difficult to find! You either have to watch adverts or sign in and then get spammed! Here are 3 great websites in which you can search for the type of music you want and then download … Continue reading Completely free, downloadable, stock music.