There are three platforms I use to ensure that every student is taking part and to instantly collect the data you need to move on into your lesson. The best part is about using these platforms is that I know they are truly engaged in a challenging activity from the start of the lesson, leaving me free to take the register and interact with the students as they are entering the classroom.
Archiving the Team means that all the files, conversations and OneNote are kept safe for future use, without an adult having to worry about potentially missing an alert, or forgetting a scheduled Team class meeting.
One year on already? I feel every week I intend to sit down and reflect on creating Learning Intentions to record, honestly, what happened to them in my classroom. Frankly, the best things kept distracting me. I have learnt a lot about teaching, motivation and what independent learning truly means this year, as well as […]
I am delighted to post this article to support the Teach Middle East’s 2021 STEM MENA conference. This article is part of my workshop, “Every Day is a Design Thinking Day and explains how the Design Thinking process can help teachers incorporate the skills that students need to succeed in their future STEM roles. After […]
Today I would like to contribute something that is a little bit different. Today I would not like to share anything classroom related, but it is still important to share.
Today I want to tell you about the 8 years that lead up to this moment
In the last article, I explored my common practice in sharing Learning Intentions. This article will explore what I want to change, why I want to change it and how I will go about that change to benefit the learning environment.
I have also shared how I will do this with the aid of our digital environment. Frankly, I do not want to go back to being at the mercy of the photocopier in September. And you should not either!
The more I reflect on my formative assessment practice, the more excited I became about the marriage of two ideas: Our period of online learning has catalysed disruptive pedagogy as a whole profession, and, Our future is now to integrate the goodness of our digital environments to create a new school that is better than the one we left behind in March 2020.
So, how does all this relate to Learning Intentions? Because actively reflecting upon how we deliver Learning Intentions is difficult.
Is the lighting right? Do I have the right angle? Do I always look like I’m looking down?
It took me ages to make my first video with my real face in it, and I only did it out of necessity. This was before I discovered how to make my own avatar. I’ve seen countless people doing this on iPads. I wanted in.
5 Top Tips to integrate group work into any lesson I can finally legitimately say Tech Tuesday now it is Tuesday again! So here is a little throwback that I gave my school a couple months ago. If you are not a Microsoft School, these options are transferable into any digital classroom. It is not […]
5 O365 Top Tips to use in any kind of classroom!