Archive for category: Technology in the classroom

Polar Vortex and eLearning Days

Polar Vortex and eLearning Days

Technology is enabling governments to limit the loss of life during big storms by encouraging people to work from home. This is great news for those who love work in their pj's, but how will this affect schools? During the recent Polar Vortex, a number of schools experimented with having an eLearning day. Here are some lessons we can learn from these experiments.

eLearning: Station rotation model

eLearning: Station rotation model

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.

How to create a Google Form

How to create a Google Form

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.

Tips for Teachers: Become the boss of your Inbox

Tips for Teachers: Become the boss of your Inbox

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.