Today I added new skills to my ClassDojos account that link to goals that my students have chosen to set themselves over the next term. I hope that this will motivate the students to achieve their goals. When the class reach 1000 points they will also be rewarded with a class party.

Students have been investigating a river of their choice. Today, they brought in their own devices to create a presentation using the information they researched about their river. Some students have elected to create a news report on iMovie; others a journey down a river using green screening; one group are making a River Idol […]

I am keen to find an app/mash up that allows for the setting and tracking of SMART targets over a period of time (e.g. over four years). Rather than just a ‘log’ of targets- I would like it to be interactive and motivational- possibly with the chance to win badges or have some kind of […]

Today I used Moodle to test what students remembered and understood about their Space and Forces topic. I created a quiz with multiple choice questions; matching exercises; true and false as well as open questions. I couldn’t get the cloze activity to record a mark so I avoided this question. Any open questions require manual […]

After learning about Thinglink, I decided to trial it in my classroom.  In FS1 the children are at the very beginning stage of their technological learning so I wanted something they could use with little to no adult input. The children also have short attention spans at this age so Thinglink was perfect in that it was something […]

To share the knowledge of The Wired training with my LDD colleagues, I app smashed Canva and Thinglink. To stir up their interest, create choice, and differentiate for multiple skill levels and subject areas of LD department, I have created a ThingLink “LDD Web Resources” https://www.thinglink.com/scene/862706497958707200. My aim was to engage the team, differentiate the […]

Today, students in 5 Violet accessed a Blendspace page I created (via Moodle) on why we have seasons on Earth. Thanks to Georgina for creating the link for me from the Moodle KS2 homepage. Students quickly accessed the information with no need for passwords. We were using the web links to make notes in order […]