Month: October 2013

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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QR Codes in Education

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You’ve probably seen Quick Response (QR) Codes in a number of places by now. These are essentially squared bar codes that store information in a similar way to the price tags in supermarkets. Making the codes square allows for more

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Science Apps – Educator’s Choice!

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Wallwisher was one of my favourite collaborative tools until it began to get really buggy and break down all the time. But I recently discovered that it had a phoenix like rebirth as Padlet! And what a rebirth! The tool

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Socratic Questioning – Train your learners to ask better questions

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Good teachers ask good questions, nobody would argue with that. It is also true that successful people haven’t necessarily got superior intelligence to the rest of us, but they simply ask better questions. Even Einstein said “I have no special

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Padlet – Collaborative Notes Everywhere

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Since the days it used to be called Wallwisher, Padlet (as it has now been rebranded) promised to be a great asset for educators and learners worldwide. In fact, Wallwisher allowed you to create virtual walls where anyone with the

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