OneNote

Not to talk too big a game, but OneNote is one of the most useful programs in existence. It comes preloaded on the Microsoft Surface and can be downloaded for free on iOS, Android and MacOS. In the classroom teachers can use it for many engaging activities. There are so many features of OneNote that I

Makey Makey

Makey Makey is an invention kit. It is great for kids in a classroom because it allows them to create things and experiment with conductive materials. I also like that it has already been coded for the user, so you can focus on the creation side of things. Our Professional Development Coordinator (PDC) team spent

Infographics & Data Visualisation

I've had some great conversations with teachers over the last little while about visualising & displaying data as a form of visual communication, and we've always ended up looking at infographics.  These are absolutely everywhere in the world now, so it's timely to teach kids to interpret and create them.  Here's a cracking example: Also, here's a list

Digital Skills for the Future

We've all heard of IQ and EQ, but what about "DQ" - your Digital Quotient? Sure, it sounds buzzy, but stick with us. The graphic above comes from the DQ Alliance's website,  an organisation that hopes to bridge some of those great digital divides between generations. It breaks down 8 categories of skills, competencies, fluencies

5 C-Words

"Arrest this man, he talks in maths, he buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio."  I swore I'd never do it. I swore I'd never unleash a quaint little memory device to simplify a process that otherwise demands a decent serving of your attention. But here we are, and truth be told, I'm

The Swiss Army Device

The year 2012 saw many schools purchasing iPads for use in their classrooms.  The iPad has made made huge in-roads into education, and quickly developed a reputation as being a must-have device.  The content available through the AppStore has appealed to teachers of all learning areas, and across all ages in the K-12 spectrum.  The

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