Consider a classroom ‘flip’

Teachers are very good at multi-tasking — responding to different needs of different educational levels and demands of a range of children in their classroom. Even so, it’s hard to provide one-on-one attention all the time. That’s where technological supplements, including tablets, can help. One of the best ways to maximize the use of tablets is …

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The global phenomenon of e-learning courses.

The internet has opened up a whole world of possibility where business is concerned, and eCommerce is the key to any successful business enterprise. The rise of online business has created many new and exciting industries, not least of which is eLearning. With a laptop, tablet, or phone, and a WiFi connection, it's now possible …

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Fidget Spinners CAN be a fantastic teaching resource!

With the craze of fidget spinners, sweeping through classrooms all over the world, I thought there must be a way to use them as a learning tool. Watch the short video below, to see how I am using them in my lessons: Click here to access the 'Spin Sheets'.  They are all free and editable. …

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Bird Beak Adaption Investigation

In science, a recent investigation I undertook with my class was into bird beak adaption. Why are they different sizes?  Shapes?  Strengths? To find out, I put different materials in tubs: ribbons, straws, sugar and buttons (representing the birds' food).  I gave each group a 'beak': pliers, spoons or chopsticks. The children went around and …

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STEM Project: When Minecraft Meets Google Streetview.

Google Street View is amazing. It allows you to walk the streets of the world and view amazing artefacts and monuments. Minecraft is a tool that can be used to build and create things. How can I use these tech tools in a STEM project? Ask your students to search Google Street View and find places …

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Stop Motion in Science Learning: A New Method to Learn STEM Topics Through Play.

The Cut N’ Learn team’s idea is to provide ready-to-go stop motion kits to children, with which they can create spectacular scientific animations in a very short time. The project is live on Kickstarter now.  Children are fascinated about movie making and animation creation which brings the idea to integrate stop motion animation into Science …

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Ten Quick Questions: A Fantastic, Free Mental Maths Tool.

Ten Quick Questions is a free program you can download on your computer. It looks quite dated, but is still an excellent tool to use in arithmetic sessions.  After using it a few times, I noticed the quick impact it had on my pupils' numeracy skills. How do I use Ten Quick Questions? Click here for …

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