Tag: Numeracy

Developing numeracy every day through group work

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I was reading this great Blog post by @MiddleWeb this morning about effective group work and the first idea at the top immediately made me think of a really effective way that this could be used to develop numeracy whenever

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Numerical Reasoning Loyalty Cards

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Last Thursday I was in the least technology based TeachMeet I have ever attended, #TMBristol. I was very surprised to discover the low tech theme, since @ICTEvangelist was one of the organisers, but I am glad he went for that,

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Numerical Reasoning for a medieval master mason

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Following from my previous post on Minecraft and Medieval Castles I have been thinking about other ideas to support numerical reasoning through the theme of medieval castles and using Minecraft. This time I started from a question I created in this

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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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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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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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