Google Advanced Search

Google Advanced Search helps us access information and images that can be re-used and shared in our work. When doing research, it is a great opportunity to speak with students about copyright and plagiarism. Adding Google Advanced Search to the Home Screen will save having to type the address in each time you want to do research with your students. The website address is, https://www.google.com/advanced_search How to use Google Advanced [...]

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 love, but my top 3 favourite features of OneNote are: Using the pen - I [...]

Microsoft PD

Last week we spent a couple of days with the Microsoft Education team in Melbourne to get our heads around Office 365 for learning. To be honest, for at least the last 4 years I have been focused very much on Apple, and have worked primarily with Apple products in my classroom. I was excited to work with a Surface Pro 4 when joining Winthrop, but the schools I have been working [...]

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 out there.  Kahoot is popular at the moment, with many pre made quizzes hosted on the [...]

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 so enthusiastic and so was their teacher, Lynn. Lynn was amazed by the ease of which [...]

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