A great lesson idea: Go on a Google Hunt!

Recently, as part of our maths unit on shape, my class went on a Google hunt! We were studying quadrilaterals and after teaching them the definition of each one, they had to find real life examples on Google. Here are some they found: Finally, I asked the pupils to post the results on Google Classroom, …

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My article for a joint project between Google and TES – Ten ways to use tech to teach creativity.

I was recently contacted about the opportunity to write for a joint project between Google and the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Tech and creativity were the focus and I jumped at the chance.  Tech makes so many opportunities for learners to create things and I have listed 10 of the best ways I have discovered. …

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How To Document A Science Investigation Using Google Keep.

Recently, my class did a science experiment, where we explored how rain falls.  In short, you put shaving foam (the cloud) on top of a cup of water and drop food colouring onto it.  When the cloud gets full, it begins to 'rain' the food colouring. Have a look at a video we took: How …

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A creative art lesson: Enter The Doodle 4 Google Contest!

Doodle 4 Google is a great idea.  It is a contest where your pupils must come up with an inspirational idea or vision and turn it into a 'Google Doodle'.  The theme for this year is the future. Here are some examples Google have provided: I set my students the challenge in an art lesson.  They …

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How To Use Google Docs For Collaborative Work.

I use Google Docs a lot with my class.  It is simply fantastic for collaborative work and develops writing skills well.  This week I asked my students to work as a team to create an information page in Science for our topic, 'Healthy Bodies'. First, log in to Google and go to Docs.  Next click …

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10 Excellent Educational Hashtags To Find Teaching Ideas, Excellent Educators and More

Are you looking for great educational content online?  Do you want to easily search for teachers and educators on social media?  Stop Googling and get using the '#' on Blogs, Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram , Tumblr and YouTube . Below, I have listed 10 excellent educational hashtags which will get you started in your social media search. Simply type the hashtag into the search …

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