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Digital Learning Environments STEM Skills Teaching and Learning

Our children don’t just ask “Why”… They show us the solutions too!

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 […]

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Digital Citizenship Digital Learning Environments Teaching and Learning

Creating Avatars using Bitmoji and a Surface Pro

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.

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Teaching and Learning top tips

TechTuesday Top Tips- Groupwork

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 […]

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Digital Learning Environments top tips

O365 Top Tips

5 O365 Top Tips to use in any kind of classroom!

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Digital Learning Environments top tips

Teams Advanced Features

Add these 4 features to your virtual teacher toolkit for online learning.

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Digital Learning Environments

Creating online examinations using Forms

This post was a long time coming. This is how our school got the most out of our teachers time fedback to our students effectively at the end of our 4 months of online learning by creating examinations using Forms.

But COVID19 online learning has finished? And you choose to spend your first day of your holidays writing this? Why did I bother writing this, I hear you say? So. Many. Reasons. I’ve even listed them as bullet points below! I do see the benefits of examining students using paper examinations too. However, creating and assessing students online should have an important place in every K-12 school, and this is how we completed our first major examination season using Microsoft Forms. Scroll all the way down for a bonus OneNote hack that blew my mind last night!

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Teaching and Learning

The role of Formative Assessment in our return to physical school. Interest

September 2020 may the perfect time to introduce a more focused approach to empowering students to become the master of their own learning. For the past week I have explored the use of our existing digital tools to boost our Formative Assessment game to welcome back our students in a structured and calm manner.

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Digital Learning Environments Teaching and Learning

Online lesson creation- Methods you can use to deliver content in COVID19 and beyond

Pre recorded and live lessons play a huge part in teaching our students through this current climate. They can also become an important aspect of your teaching practice in the future too. Below are some instructions and advice to get you exploring both live and pre recorded options in Microsoft Teams and Powerpoint.

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Digital Strategy

Writing a Digital Strategy.

In order to write a Digital Strategy, you need to work as a team. Edtech leaders will need to work closely not just with their peers, but representatives from the whole school community.

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Digital Strategy

Writing A Digital Vision for your school.

Don’t start writing a Digital Strategy until you have tailored your school’s Digital Vision!
The vision you are about to write will stand as your guiding light for future applications of technology in your school, and also provide the solid foundation for all starting points of digital conversations.