Author Archives: scole2015

Khan Academy

I used my hack time to sign up to Khan Academy, create my classes and explore the content. I was allowed to import classes from Google Classroom but it said I had 0 students: I believe that the students have to accept my invitation via email. I will need to look into this further. I […]

Blendspace and Moodle Forum

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 […]

Using Puppet Pals for Talk for Writing

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 […]

Using ClassDojos more effectively for goal setting

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.

BYOD in action in Year 5 Violet!

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 […]

Quizzes on Moodle

Today I used Moodle to test what students remembered and understood about their Space and Forces topic. I created a quiz with multiple choice questions; matching exercises; true and false as well as open questions. I couldn’t get the cloze activity to record a mark so I avoided this question. Any open questions require manual […]

Using Moodle to access Blendspace

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 […]