STEM education is a growing approach in schools everywhere at the moment and this is leading to lots of teachers using a wide variety of technologies in their programmes. One of my favourite robotics tools to use with STEM are the Sphere SPRK+ robots – the small ‘see through’ balls that look a lot like BB8, the Star Wars character from “Rogue One”, the latest movie to be released.Read More
If you’ve ever used Chrome books with students under the age of 7 then you’ll instantly know the pain and stress that I’m about to describe. I was working with a classroom of 25 Year 1 (6 year olds) students who had never logged in with their accounts before, let alone be able to find the @ key on the keyboard.Read More
If you’ve ever been a teacher you can sympathise with the pain that organising teacher interviews can bring. The actual interviews are usually very rewarding rewarding but getting them organising them can often be a nightmare. BUT, there’s a much better way. Google Forms now have some incredible add ons and features that can help…Read More
This is such an easy way to structure a short movie, a great way to tell a story, and it’s a good exercise to take the students through. You can easily see these forms of shots in other movies when you know to look for them.Read More
In this blog post, we’ll show you the quickest and easiest way to move your YouTube channel to another Google account. Even better, we’ll show you how to do so without changing the channel URL or losing any of your subscribers.Read More
All Office 365 Education users now have access to Microsoft Forms – a great new feature for creating surveys and quizzes. Anyone with an Office 365 Education account can create a Microsoft Form. Creators can choose to limit respondents to their school or make the form available to anyone. Forms can be viewed and completed on any computer, tablet or phone. This makes Microsoft Forms suitable to use with students, colleagues, parents and the wider community.Read More
Hi Mike Reading here from Using Technology Better. I’ve got a real short tip for you today. For those of you that are using OneNote or for those of you that are thinking about using it one of the greatest features, I believe, that we have inside One Note is the ability to print pages straight inside our OneNote page.Read More
This short video demonstrates Google Forms’ new quizzes feature. You will learn how to turn a Google Form into a quiz, input the correct answers, create custom feedback and see your student’s results.Read More
Google have just released their long awaited Google Sites rebuild. The new Google Sites design is still under development, but has some great new features.
In this post, Samantha answers the most frequently asked questions as well as giving you an insight to the new features. You can also download our comprehensive comparison guide which compares the the old Google Sites features to the new Google Sites.Read More
If you want to engage and motivate – there’s nothing better than Pokemon Go at the moment. And when you connect an engagement tool with something meaningful – you get some super effective teaching and learning!
In this post we show you the exact steps needed to make a Pokemon map using Google maps and connect this to a history and or geography lesson for students.
NOTE: If you are concerned about security and the Pokemon App, we don’t use the Pokemon game to develop this lesson – you just use the images off the internet.Read More