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 […]

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 […]