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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 […]

Classroom Management with ClassDojo

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 […]

Boosting Student Achievement Through Pathbrite E-Portfolios

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, […]

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 […]

WIRED HACK (21st Nov.16)

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 […]