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 […]

Out with the old and in with the new (except when the old maintains its usefulness)! While I have only recently discovered ThingLink and am utilizing it to facilitate student choice and engagement, I continue to see the positive effects of Weebly and its effectiveness in supporting student motivation, engagement, background knowledge, inquiry, and analysis.   […]

During our Topic lesson on forces, students in 5 Violet looked at pictures of the lesson from the previous day (Investigating friction) that I had posted on Moodle. Students added comments in answer to my reflection questions. I wanted them to be more scientific in their conclusions. So when everybody had posted their ideas we […]

A full house at today’s WIRED Hack, with input from Alex, Sarah, Taher, Sam C., Jenny, Dan, and Georgina. We chose to hack our writing app mash-ups, targeting our whole school writing focus. Alex shared his student’s use of Seesaw as a self-assessment and collaborative sharing tool used digitally to engage speaking and writing. We […]

Mail – Sam Cole – Outlook Year 5 Violet have been experimenting with new computing tools in the classroom. Firstly, the Primary School Library has followed the lead of the Secondary Library and now has Destiny Quest up and running. Students can access the school library catalogue but with new and exciting features to encourage […]

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Thanks to all of you for another successful inservice together.  Very creative ideas and I am happy to say that everyone has volunteered to work with the teachers on the WSDP on Wednesday.  Our WIRED Hack will be the week of November 20th, so please sign up on the shared document for your time to […]

After today’s WIRED training, I’m inspired to try out some new ideas in my classroom. I like the idea of of using Thinglink – a little like Blendspace – as a curation tool for guiding students research and learning and even as a curation tool for students presentations. I’ve already found a really interesting, pre-created […]