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Technology and Education

  • Keeping your head above water: Productivity tips for teachers
    Among the vast array of online tools and services, there are a few whose raison d’être is to help you stay organised and keep your head above water. Below are the tools I've used most frequently to help me manage the flow of information and better organise myself as a teacher.

  • Supporting Evidence for Naace Impact Award
    I feel extremely humbled at the fact that the words impact and award are being uttered alongside my name deliberately - and not by mistake, as one might imagine might be more likely. If you feel that this website has been a little helpful or useful in however small measure, would you please take a minute to say so in the comments section below? Thank you so much!

  • A Changing Educational Landscape
    Teaching and Learning with New and Emerging Technologies

  • Wordfoto: a picture worth a thousand words
    Wordfoto is an iPhone and iPod app that allows you turn any photograph into a mosaic made up of your chosen words, which can then be used to reinforce words or concepts, not just in language learning, but in a variety of other subjects

  • Using Glogster as an assessment tool
    Peer assessing in this way using the commenting facility in blogs becomes a very effective way for students to assess each other. In addition, the teacher can also see immediately if there are any areas or topics which may require further teacher intervention, thus informing future lesson planning eacher intervention, thus informing future lesson planning

  • MentorMob
    MentorMob allows teachers to focus the students's attention by creating learning playlists of relevant content which can be enhanced by quizzes and comprehension exercises to test their knowledge as they go

  • Storybird: Providing a Tangible Outcome
    Engaging in activities which pupils see as having a concrete and practical outcome, such as writing electronic books, allows the pupils to be creators of something unique, of which they have ownership. It also facilitates the transition from teacher-centred, class-based learning to one in which the pupil begins to acquire individual responsibility

  • Showcasing Content with Jux
    Jux is a stunning image-based alternative to what you might call ordinary blogging and allows the user to make impactful statements and delightful slideshows using their six different posting styles - slideshow, photo, block quote, photo, video, article and countdown

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