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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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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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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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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‘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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