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Let the games begin!

So you may have seen the post on Socrative, an excellent quiz tool. While it can be web based or accessed through the app, it has many advantages such as a google login in for the teacher, a variety of ways to pace quizzes and excellent

iPad Learning Experiences

Term 3 has been a busy term for iPad Learning Experiences! This has seen 2 primary schools have access to a class set of iPads for a month to simulate a one to one learning environment. The Year 3 class at Shelley Primary School were the

Invisible Teachers

  Many teachers I meet are invisible teachers. I’m not talking about invisible teaching, where the teacher blends seamlessly into the classroom coaching students on their own journey of learning, but I’m talking about the way that a teacher shares the successes of their teaching and

The Illusion of Balance

I was lucky enough to recently travel to Singapore to attend the Learning 2.013 conference, hosted by United World College, South East Asia.  I have attended conferences in the past but this was a an entirely new level for me.  I was surrounded by amazing educators

Socrative has upgraded!

I have never made a secret of the fact that I love using Socrative in class.  Whether you are super organised, and want to run a quick quiz to collect some data, or you just want to run a couple of quick activities to check understanding

Who needs instructions anyway?

In my travels, both in and out of schools, I often encounter adults who are seemingly held back in their use of iOS devices.  I notice it more with iPads in schools and it is very common to hear a teacher say that they haven't been

Today I Learned…

This is mesmerising to watch.  It is supposedly a real-time visual representation of what people are searching for on Google.  After watching for a couple of minutes, I have learned a few things: Prancercise is a thing, and it is hilarious Michele Bachman's resignation announcement is

More on HaikuDeck

A while ago I posted this article on HaikuDeck, in which I talked about some of my favourite features of this slick presentation app for iPads. I recently came across this blog post on HaikuDeck's own site.  In honour of National Teacher's Day recently, the good

A day in the life… Part 2

I am in a class with a mix of year 5 and 6 students.  Many of the students are working in pairs, using one of the school’s MacBook Airs that live on the charging trolley.  As I look around, I see many students looking for a

tubalr – Bodacious Video Curation

'Tubular' is a term I tend to associate with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but it turns out tubalr is also an awesome web service for compiling and sharing YouTube videos. I came across this tool several months ago, and have been using it as a kind

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