A Fantastic Construction Game, With Lots Of Uses In The Classroom.

What is The Sandbox? The Sandbox is an app in which you can build vast worlds (think Minecraft but in 2D).  Have a look at the intro video: How did I use it in a lesson? As part of our topic on mountains, as a starter activity, I asked the pupils to build a mountain … Continue reading A Fantastic Construction Game, With Lots Of Uses In The Classroom.

Coding or Critical Thinking?

As the Hour of Code again approaches, I ponder the efficacy of encouraging all schools to participate under the banner of coding. To be involved in EdTech is to interact with articles, TED Talks, and apps that encourage coding. Still, I am not convinced that all students need to focus on coding per se as … Continue reading Coding or Critical Thinking?

Use tech to connect pupils from around the world.

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.

The Digital Natives We Teach Are Creating A Number Of New Challenges.

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.

Completely free, downloadable, stock music.

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.

10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)

It's coming up to recruitment season, so I thought I'd share some advice in preparation for a teacher job interview. Here are 10 questions you may be asked along with some tips on how to answer them: 1) How do you use technology in the classroom? Make sure you give an overview of the ways … Continue reading 10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)