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 […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

I am keen to find an app/mash up that allows for the setting and tracking of SMART targets over a period of time (e.g. over four years). Rather than just a ‘log’ of targets- I would like it to be interactive and motivational- possibly with the chance to win badges or have some kind of […]

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 […]

After learning about Thinglink, I decided to trial it in my classroom.  In FS1 the children are at the very beginning stage of their technological learning so I wanted something they could use with little to no adult input. The children also have short attention spans at this age so Thinglink was perfect in that it was something […]