Search Engines and Digital Footsteps

Cascades of shimmering red under Autumn skies. Cascades of digital footprints in the never ending, ever winding digital life. How to keep learners safe in […]

Digital Ways to Appreciate Super Dads! 30+ Resources

Father’s Day is approaching. What a great time to inspire young people to create and learn with some cool web tools and apps by encouraging […]

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

“Identity will be the most valuable commodity for citizens in the future, and it will exist primarily online.” – Eric Schmidt One of the first […]

8 Apps and Web Tools That’ll Get You Talking and Laughing

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” – Dr. Seuss Humor is an effective way to reach students, especially if they struggle with […]

Lesson idea: Introducing inventions (2)

My Primary students (aged 11) are studying technology and inventions at the moment. I used this activity to introduce the topic – it worked well. […]

Book review: Classroom Community Builders

I’ve just received a copy of the latest book from Alphabet Publishing. Walton Burns is following up last year’s ’50 Activities for the First Day […]

Students Learning by Creating Digital Gifts

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary […]

Supporting young learners

Young learner classes at our school are mostly organised by age. This means there can be quite a range of abilities, and differentiation* is an […]

Workstations for reviews (young learners)

I saw my boss use a simple workstation activity during a peer observation. It was a really good way to prepare students for their final […]

Highlighting success criteria to young learners

This post explains simple coding you could use to help learners notice key features of a model text. I know this type of stuff is […]

The Art of Giving, the Craft of Thinking

Late October, and Halloween will soon be here. A few more weeks and the season of giving will descend with a thud of consumerism that […]

Stories for Autumn

via GIPHY As temperatures cool down and days become shorter, what better than to indulge in stories which transport one's imagination? Storyline Online  offers real aloud […]

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