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Fidget Spinners – a classroom device

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/

Mash-up HACK (16th May)

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 […]

Using Digitools for revision

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 […]

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 […]

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.