Today we will be focusing on the Google Classroom.  We are excited to learn, more in-depth, the possibilities to make our classrooms more interactive.  Don’t forget to write about your experiences and link your favorites WIRED Team! Check out the Google Pinterest board that has many Google applications for the classroom. Happy Thursday everyone!

In Topic today I asked the students to research and try to compare the famous landmarks from two different countries (Egypt and Canada). On a Blendspace I provided information on the top ten most famous landmarks from these two countries. To access my Blendspaces for English and Topic lessons, Georgina has made links from the […]

This week in 5 Violet we used the Puppet Pals apps (Puppet Pals 2 and Puppet Pals HD) on the KS2 iPads for the imitation phase of ‘Talk for Writing’. After story mapping a model story from another culture, the students knew the tale well enough to retell it and create a puppet show. All […]

This year I started using ClassDojo in HR. ClassDojo is a great classroom management tool based on a ‘behaviors and skills’ point system. Every morning I project students’ points on an interactive whiteboard so that my students can monitor their progress and receive immediate feedback. To encourage positive behaviors, I created ClassDojo rewards for specific […]

The Gifted and Talented students started creating their e-Portfolios using Pathbrite https://pathbrite.com/#maker, online tool for building multi-faceted digital portfolios. The aim is to help students collect and track evidence of their learning on the go, give a comprehensive picture of their achievements. Students can simply take photos, capture videos, and record audio on their devices, […]

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 […]