I recently wrote for Teach Primary Magazine. The article explains how to use virtual reality in the classroom. Please subscribe to Teach Primary Magazine to view the full article.
QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is. We flip the tables and transfer the task of making quizzes from teachers to students. … Continue reading Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.
There’s a new tool or app out every day. Most of them making yet another promise to boost our productivity. The problem? They don’t always deliver on their promise, and keeping up with the ones that work is tough. So I’ve made that job easier for you. Here are a few tools to help you … Continue reading 3 Tech Tools that every teacher should know about.
Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility … Continue reading Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.
Padlet is a superb tech tool in which a virtual 'wall' can be set up by a teacher and then the class can post and share ideas on it. Comments can be made and collaboration becomes simple. How does it work? Watch my YouTube video tutorial to find out the basics: How did I use … Continue reading Share and collaborate the easy way with Padlet.
I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement about ways for new teachers to save time by using technology. Click here for the full article.
An acronym, which is important for all educators, is SAMR. But what does it mean and what implications does it have for classroom practise? SAMR stands for: substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. It basically details all the ways technology can impact or not on learning. SAMR Substitution This is when teachers or pupils are using tech … Continue reading What is the SAMR model?