Year: 2013

Minecraft and Medieval Castles (with a pinch of Numeracy too)

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This video is an example of how you can use Minecraft on iPads/iPods to stimulate learners’ creativity and ask them questions about topics they are learning. Children could work collaboratively in small groups, like this example, and the teacher could

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Impact Calculator – A great simulator

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I was at TeachMeet Cardiff last night and among other great presentations Paul Roche showed a great simulator he developed with his team called Impact Calculator. What does it do? Well, as the name suggests Impact Calculator works out various parameter from the

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Custom Twitter Timelines – great fun and extremely useful

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When I first heard about the new Twitter Timelines that can be customised I immediately thought #asechat and other Twitter #hash tags chats. These custom timelines are a Moderator’s dream for a number of reasons, but you can use them

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Tellagami and the Writing across the curriculum strand in the LNF

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I’ve recently come across a really interesting app for developing literacy across the curriculum called Tellagami and I think it would be perfect to develop writing across the curriculum in the Literacy Framework in Wales and in particular the Writing

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Peer Assessment with the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and Aurasma

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The video below is about Peer Assessment with LNF and it shows how a young learner can easily use the statements in the LNF skills to give meaningful feedback to his peer. In this case a Yr2 pupil has written

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Efficiency of a ball with Vernier Video Physics app!

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Today we run some training at King Edward VI School in Southampton and among the activities our delegates were asked to run they had to measure the efficiency of a ball using the excellent app Vernier Video Physics. Check the

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iMotion HD – Lapse Photography and Crystal Formation

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In this short post we want to show you what you can do with a pretty nice free app for iOS devices. iMotion HD lets you take time lapsed photos of anything you want and you can decide the interval

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Thinking, Teaching and Note Taking – a short but powerful message!

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Our brain works like this Yet we teach students like this And tell them to take notes like this Some food for thought!

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What does an effective PLC (Professional Learning Community) look like?

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There has been much talk about PLCs in recent years and schools in various parts of Wales, and indeed across the world, have adopted this strategy to drive school improvement and to develop teachers’ skills. But what does an effective

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