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Creating an informal Back Channel for the classroom

27 March 2014

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Learning in the 21st Century is seeing more teachers defaulting to the position of facilitator to support and develop the learner. With students embarking on personalised learning pathways with differentiated tasks, blended learning, group work and independent research all possibly running simultaneously the classroom has become a difficult place to manage, or has it? Why […]

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Recording Notes to accompany Web Video – great Educator’s tool! Videonot.es

18 September 2013

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VideoNot.es is a a great tool that lets you take notes and add them to a web video. It is an app that integrates with Google Drive, so is great for all those schools who run a Google Edu Domain, works with all major browsers and is designed with educators and students in mind. Being a […]

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Managing Collaboration in a GoogleDoc

18 September 2013

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There are a number of ways of managing collaboration within a Google Doc to help manage the work that your students are producing. Here are some ideas: Insert a table (1 column and multiple rows) assign a cell to each collaborator for their work Colour code sections of the document for different people to use […]

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Keynote and Remote App for slick iOS presentations

16 October 2012

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I’ve been using an ipad for my assemblies and presentations in school for a while, having ditched powerpoint and laptop. Why I hear you ask? Well, quite simply I love the fact that I can dash into a room/hall and be set up within seconds – not having to wait for a system to boot or […]

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Manage level of noise in the classroom with TooNoisy App

28 September 2012

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Found this great app today which I can see be of value to our primary colleagues as well as those of us who may have young children at home. TooNoisy turns your iPAD into a great sound meter, you’re able to adjust sensitivity and when the VU meter gets to a certain level the image […]

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Organising Disorganised Boys via mobile technology #edchat

16 September 2012

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For reasons that are still not fully understood by many, boys are inherently poorly organised when it comes to planning their education. They drift from one day to the next engaging in lessons but lose the more holistic overview needed to ensure that they plan for their learning in the best possible way. They are not as […]

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Thinglink – Create interactive images in the classroom

7 September 2012

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Thinglink is a great tool for creating interactive images that can be used in the classroom. It is really straight forward, non fuss approach to authoring –  create an account, upload an image and start tagging it with pinmarks. The pins are links to websites, images, videos or sound clips and you can select from […]

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Teachers Guide to Social Media

7 September 2012

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I found this info graphic today and thought I’d share it with you as it is a good overview as to how social media can be embedded into classroom practice. What are your thoughts? From: OnlineColleges.net

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Great source of iPad PE Apps

11 March 2012

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Anyone wanting a great source of iPad Apps to use with their PE department should go and take a look at the fantastic work that Mr Robbo has done on his website http://thepegeek.com/apps/  He has created a fantastic resource for the PE teacher wanting to get the most out of iOS technologies in the PE curriculum […]

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Embracing Mobile Technologies in Schools

20 January 2012

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This week I have had an article on the use of Mobile Technoloiges in schools published in SecED, the full article can be read here. From reading the article you can probably guess that I am passionate about securing high quality learning outcomes for students using whatever means are appropriate. Often this can be through […]

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