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.
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The difficulty is that eLearning encompass a wide variety of lessons, activities and teaching styles. There is not a single right or wrong way to integrate technology into your teaching. However, there are some models that teachers have developed and proved to be effective. One of them is the Station Rotation model.
I don't say this easily, but Google Forms changed my life. Since I came across Forms 3 years ago, it has saved me hours and has taken the sting out of a lot of admin tasks. Over the past four years, I have introduced hundreds of colleagues to the magic of Google Forms. Here are my step-by-step instructions to not only create a form but to make a quiz that gets marked automatically.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The start of the new school year is an exciting time, new classes, new learners, a fresh start. It is also the ideal time to introduce your learners to the technology they are going to use during the year while getting to know them at the same time. In this post, I share some of my favourites back to school activities, with free templates that are ready to use.