A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description.  For my starting point, I used the short film, 'Junk'.  You can find the video below (thank you to The Literacy Shed for finding this great resource): Next, I asked the students to describe the character Jasper to their talk partners. After this, …

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5 Tips For Setting Up a Class Virtual Reality Kit

  With technology rapidly enhancing, it is no wonder why virtual reality is starting to become a popular educational method. It can be challenging to initiate a virtual reality kit in the classroom since it is relatively new to the modern world. In order to get the most out of this educational technique, here are …

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Robotics Is Incredibly Engaging With Lego Mindstorms!

A team, who are experts at robotics, recently visited my school to show how straightforward, creative and fun robotics can be. The team used Lego Mindstorms and it really engagerd the students. The class had to carry out basic programming and control a moving robot. They also had to think of an algorithm which would …

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Guest Post: A Technophobe’s Guide to Modern Teaching

There’s lots of talk about how technology can lead students to be reliant on technology, impeding their love for knowledge. They also argue that using technology inside the classroom could prompt students to become indolent, which will have a negative effect on them in the long run. That being said, there are even researchers who …

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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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What is STEM and what is STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Why are they important? Looking to the future, many countries have realised that these are the core areas of development and need to be focused upon in schools.  The subjects can be taught discretely, however often a cross-curricular …

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