Category Mashups

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 […]

Share and Inspire Through App-Smashing ThingLink and Canva

To share the knowledge of The Wired training with my LDD colleagues, I app smashed Canva and Thinglink. To stir up their interest, create choice, and differentiate for multiple skill levels and subject areas of LD department, I have created a ThingLink “LDD Web Resources” https://www.thinglink.com/scene/862706497958707200. My aim was to engage the team, differentiate the […]

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 […]

More computing tools in Year 5 Violet

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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WIRED Session and Training

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 […]

Thinglink

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 […]