Education

If you don’t want to connect internationally then why not just get your own students using technology to get away from the laborious side of the data handling project. Giving them ownership of their work and allowing them to create something from scratch and capture their own data is far better than looking as some
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  Maths Collaboration  So I have spoken about how I have used technology to transform the Data Handling Cycle into an international collaborative learning experience a few times but I haven’t written a set of simple instructions to this yet. So now I have decided to create my guide using the free tools from Google,
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Global Classrooms - Bett Talk & Beyond

BETT 2017 I applied to deliver a session at the Google Teaching theatre at the Excel in London. This was my first session delivering to an audience. My talk was about Global Classrooms and connecting students internationally. This has been one of missions for the last couple of years. Getting students connected via the internet
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So my first post of the year and it is already February. It seems as though January was an incredibly busy month so I will detail the activities I have been up to during the first month of the year. January Planning So planning is always a huge part of every teacher’s time and adding
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Going 1:1 - Week 3

Going 1:1 – Weekly update This week has been heavily focused on infrastructure, staff and student training. I have been also been faced with the difficult question of “All in” or “Staggered” and an insight into a test trial from another school that I am going to test in mine. Infrastructure This is paramount, without
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Going 1:1 week 2

This week has included a visit to a school, Speaking to a school in USA that went 1:1 3 years ago and surveying students and teachers as impact on learning, change in practise and how they are being used in lessons. School visit. School are just over a year in and this year’s year 7
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Going 1:1 Week 1

This is my weekly post about going 1:1. I have posted this on Google+ on the GEG UK Community. So I am currently looking at 1:1 devices for our school. We are a large secondary teaching 11-18 year olds. This week I have been chatting with a school in Missouri USA, that went 1:1 3
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Measurable impact

So I recently read a report about the use of technology in the current classroom. As I read the conclusion I was unsurprised to find that research into the effectiveness of technology draws no specific conclusions about the impact in the classroom. So why did anyone pay someone to write this report? What is the purpose of
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Sharing Files Share a folder with your department and add files to it rather than sharing more and sending emails of each one It is easier to keep organised and can be accessed from anywhere When sharing a file click on the notify box to stop it from sending an email. This allows you to
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Exams

So this has been an issue for a long time and one that doesn’t seem to get any easier despite the change in Education ministers and Governing parties. I think this quote sums it up really well. Standardised tests are simply a tool for politicians. Being a teacher I understand the need to educate everyone
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