Keeping an entire group of students engaged and active throughout an entire excursion is not always an easy task. Especially when they're secondary students. Especially when it's a multi-school team building day. Especially when they have pockets full of smartphones. At this point, we have a choice. We can continue to bash our heads against these difficulties and create behaviour management issues every step of the way, or we can accept [...]
Everyone needs a pick-me-up from time to time. I suggest you add this link to your bookmarks, save it as a web app on your home screen, or make it your start page. Emergency Compliment.
Have you discovered shared Photo Streams? An absolutely brilliant concept, and very private. Perfect for the classroom, and a quick way to get photos out (with notifications) to your students. Find out more here.
As a mathematics teacher, it always used to frustrate me that people seemed to increasingly rely on a calculator to do what could be accomplished in their head. Even if the answer requires more accuracy that can reasonably be accomplished mentally, the process of approximating a solution seems to be becoming a 'lost art'. The QAMA is a scientific calculator that won't give you a true answer until you have offered [...]
If you present using an iPad often, you have probably encountered issues with projecting your image for your audience to see. Many classrooms have a computer connected to a projector already, so to project an iPad means you have to disconnect the computer, and connect your iPad using an iPad adapter. Not too difficult in itself, but it does mean that the portable iPad is now anchored to the desk at [...]