So I have given up Facebook and Instagram. Hopefully forever. What on Earth is the world coming to when everything you do is done to get the perfect photo to post on social media. This realisation isn't a new one, but the addiction had previously overruled the logic in my brain. The tipping point happened … Continue reading Trying to read more…… January
I'm a tech geek and always have been. I've never made a big deal out of it professionally, but I've decided that is about to change. In the last year, I have really tried to embrace technology in the classroom. I have been fortunate to have much more regular access to iPads for my class … Continue reading Embracing my inner geek
In my Year 3 class, we are currently looking at 'Chocolate'. As part of this topic, we are investigating what the Spanish conquistadors learnt from the Aztecs. In literacy, we are going to be writing instructions and I wanted to link it to our topic. As a school, we are prioritising STEAM and so I thought … Continue reading Aztec Suspension Bridge STEAM Challenge
One of the big benefits of teaching in an international school is having the Primary and Secondary schools on the same campus. This week it has been Science Week. My children in Year 3 have been focusing on Alexander Fleming - researching him before creating their own Kahoot quizzes. They have also grown their … Continue reading Creating excitement for science!
One of my favourite websites is The Literacy Shed. To many teachers it will be nothing new, but there may be others out there who haven't been fortunate to stumble upon this vast resource of videos and short movies designed to inspire young people to write. The premise is simple, a curated collection of videos … Continue reading Videos to get children talking… and writing!
I was reading through Ms Chadd's post on revision ideas and it inspired me to write about my favourite new teaching and assessment tool - Kahoot. Having been introduced to Kahoot a few months ago, I have frequently returned to it as both a fun, interactive time filler and a pre and post-assessment tool. If you … Continue reading Using Kahoot as an assessment tool