Really great article on lesson designs that embrace the use of the fidget spinner.  Read all about it and check out the lesson at the bottom of the page. http://denissheeran.com/fidgetlessons/

Sam and I shared how our students are currently mashing-up their app classwork on the iPADs. Reviewed use of show me, lino board, visualize, and skitch. We also practiced air dropping work back and forth between ipads, macbooks, and iphones. Their are multiple advantages for students resourcefully completing their learning objectives on the iPADs, rather […]

TK and I met for the WIRED Hack today and we discussed useful online digital tools to help our students with revision. Using the Schlecty Centre Weebly site, we reviewed together recommended flash card creators, online mind maps and graphic organisers (StudyBlue, StudyStack, Interactive Graphic Organisers) and then added our favourites directly to a Moodle […]

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 […]