When asked what the must-have extension every teacher should have is, the answer is easy, Grammarly. Grammarly is a spell checker on steroids; it picks up on everything. Not just mistakes but also on other little things you can do to make your writing better and the best of all is that it helps you to get better at writing.
Using Technology In The Classroom
Four years ago our maths department created a shared Google folder for all our resources. Today we have the most fantastic collection of maths resources, suited to our needs, right at our fingertips. Since we started, this Google has introduced Team Drives which make it even easier and better. A Team Drive is a must-have for every department.
This is one of my most popular classroom activities. It includes a template with more than 50 writing prompts that will get your learners writing every week. Dit sluit ook 'n Afrikaanse weergawe in.
In part two of our Google Classroom update review, we look a big game-changer the new marking shell and comment bank as well as some small changes to where things are located that you need to be aware of.
Email has changed the way in which we communicate. And in schools specifically, giving both staff and learners email addresses is a gamechanger. But with it, it has brought the problem of how to keep up with your mailbox. Here is some practical tips to stay on top of your email.
I collated a cheat-sheet with all the most commonly used terms, abbreviations and lingo when it comes to eLearning.
Starting at a new school is difficult. Every school has a different culture and character. If that isn't enough, you now need to get login names, passwords and learn how some new platforms work. It is becoming essential that schools and ICT coordinators have a plan in place to make sure new teachers manage with the school's technology.
Like most things in life, the ideals of eLearning is a long way removed from the realities. Things like technology saving you time could not be any further from the truth.
Have you ever watched when somebody press a few keys on the computer and magic happens? They did something that you didn’t even know could be done, and they did it so quickly, it was like a slight of hand. Magical. The worst is, like magic tricks, nobody ever tells you how to do it. Well, today I am sharing six computer hacks teachers should know and use.
After another parents evening where I could not put my hand on the evidence that little Johnny does not do any homework, I decided to create a straightforward Google Form to keep track of homework, and it works like a charm.
Can Google Classroom bring anything to the table during exam time? Yes, definitely yes. In this post, I share 4 ways I use Google Classroom in exam time to improve my understanding and relationship with my learners.
Are you looking for an app or program that will allow you to communicate with parents? In this post, we look at the most popular apps and tools that teachers use and consider the pros and cons of each.
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A record of using technology in the classroom.
Here you will find lots of tips and ideas for any teacher that want to ensure that their classroom is still relevant in the 21st century. As well as my personal reflections, experiences and the lessons I learned.
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Just because kids know how to use Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, doesn’t mean they know how to use technology to enhance their learning.
Training should be something you can use on Monday, not someday!
We need to make the positives so loud that the negatives becomes almost impossible to hear.
Shifting education begins with teaching students how to learn, instead of what to learn.
Don’t ask your students to learn, if you are not willing to continue learning yourself.
I am not a fan of technology.
I am a fan of pedagogy, of understanding how people learn and the most effective learning methods.
But technology enables some exciting changes.
Donald A Norman
In practice established curricula and teaching methods remain in place under a thin coating of technological glitter, and available technology is often underused and poorly integrated into classroom practice.