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Using technology to improve assessment and feedback

I have just come back from Online Educa, an annual event in Berlin.  I think this is about the 6th or 7th year I’ve attended because together with colleagues from Pontydysgu, we do the conference  internet radio programme which goes out live each day. As well as the keynote presentations and workshop sessions, there is  Full Article…


Solar Roadways

Aled, one of my teacher friends who reviewed the STEM book, pointed out that the ‘E’ bit (for Engineering) was a bit under represented on the website and in the book. (Aled trained as an engineer and now teaches Design and Technology which was why he felt aggrieved).  By way of reassurance to Aled and  Full Article…


Maths: angles and Keynote

I was looking for a useful subject to introduce the iPads in our Maths lesson. So I chose “angles”. The pupils got a worksheet for each team of 3 to 4 pupils. I got pupils together in teams that would not have chosen each other! I knew that the iPads would be motivating enough to  Full Article…


Puppet Pals2, recording English scenes on iPads

I´ve used this App on iPads to motivate my students in writing scenes and recording them without being seen. Furthermore it is very motivating as a video with different puppets, backgrounds and vehicles is possible. We had a lot of fun taping and watching. And I`m sure, that the pupils will realize how their language  Full Article…


It’s all about Aurasma!

Augmented Reality in Education- Shaw Wood Primary School uses Aurasma from Serkan AYTAÇ on Vimeo. Use Aurasma to bring learners’ work and displays to life! Basically, this is what happens when QR codes and augmented reality collide! When the chosen photo is scanned by a mobile device, video footage of the learner(s) discussing, acting or  Full Article…