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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 feedback.   However, there are many quiz making tools

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 first to have the iPads. The year 3’s were

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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 collaborates with like minded peers. Many fantastic teachers read

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 and the  conversations were inspiring and exciting.  Many of

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 within your class, Socrative has always made it easy

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 a really big deal in the States I have

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 folks at HaikuDeck put together a cheatsheet for all

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 way to arrange their screen so that they can

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