Identifying the features of historical recounts Today, 5 Violet used the Show Me app to highlight and annotate an example historical recount. Then they compared this recount with The Spanish Armada recount they studied yesterday. At the end of the lesson, students fed back examples of useful historical vocabulary and time connectives/phrases that they could […]


We are looking forward to our first WIRED inservice of the new academic year with all the new staff.  We have a great agenda in store for you looking at the R [Redefinition] of the SAMR model and how to use Mashups to create amazing products for our students and how our students can use […]

Students used a Blendspace page that I created to access different content (videos, games, websites and images) to research about the Viking raid of Lindisfarne in 793BCE. Students had the choice of which content to use to help them write their speech about the events of that day. One link was of the Padlet page the students […]

By J. Cole KBl demonstrated to me how to use the ActivSlate and I experimented with it today in my Y8 English class. I used it to annotate a poem with the class on the IWB. I loved the freedom it gave me to be able to move around the classroom and be at the […]

Today I mashed up playing a Viking Quest game with Padlet. The students played the Viking Quest game and noted any interesting vocabulary on my Padlet page. At the end of the session we looked at the words they had found and their meanings: pillage, marauding, conquer etc. Next, we will use these words when […]

Today I was leading training for the Arabic department. I shared how I have used QR codes, how to create them, but most importantly, why I use them. I use them because they engage students in the learning by: Allow choice in students learning They promote an interesting experience in learning (even if the content […]

By J. Cole I have been experimenting with ways to use Destiny Quest in my English lessons, but believe it could be useful for many secondary subjects.especially if you want students to research a topic. Students login via the Library Catalogue They can then access the Secondary Library, log in, and then access Destiny […]