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Technology and ELA

An idea I created/compiled for completing a Digital Novel Study:

Book of Negroes


1. Use Google Maps to plot locations in the book

– Give students a list of important places in the book and have them use google maps to plot the locations. 833 more words

ECMP 355

Weekly CPD Offer: Highly Effective Planning, Preparation and Marking: Using your Time Effectively

CPD is unfortunately being over looked by many schools at the moment. Schools are trying to get teachers at the school to deliver CPD rather than professional trainers, and as a result standards may begin to slip. 366 more words


Parent Trap

As I was scrolling the internet today, this pin on Pinterest caught my eye.  I’m used to seeing endless things about Google Drive and using Google in the classroom, but what made this stand out for me was that it was directed towards parents. 679 more words


Accidental Animation: Using Keynote to Enhance Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Four years ago, we stumbled upon this strategy when a student accidentally exported a keynote slide as an image.

Recognizing the potential to use Keynote for something other than simply presenting, we then experimented and duplicated slides, making slight movements to the images on the slides, until we had stop-motion movies. 372 more words


My Teaching Manifesto

Lately, I have had to venture out of my Shangri-la.  It is easy to stay in my classroom and only interact with those whom I trust.   1,225 more words


#TakeawayHwk a year on

After seeing the prettiness of takeaway homework menus that teachers had coated Twitter with last year courtesy of @Teachertoolkit amongst others, I felt the need to jump on board the bandwagon. 464 more words


Becoming Prisoners in This Education War

“Because all of us might already be in the way of becoming prisoners in this education war.”

 By: Lourdes Perez Ramirez

Two nights ago, at an Orlando middle school’s “FSA parents’night,” I was accompanying Spanish-speaking parents. 421 more words

Education Politics