Category: Technologies

What is it to be a digital teacher?

The 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher is a post describing some features of what a teacher who is using digital tools to support learning and teaching might be like. Using technology to support learning and teaching is not about being a technical wizard, but instead about recognising where technology can better support a …

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Coding in the Curriculum for Creating rather than Consuming

Do you wonder why it’s important to help pupils learn to code? The products of coding or computer programming are around us every day, whether we see it or not. Daily living in today’s society depends on someone somewhere having created something in which coding or programming has played a part. Many voices have spoken …

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Need to create a diagram, poster or infographic?

Diagrams, or visual representations of information in poster form (sometimes called infographics), can often be used by a teacher to present information for learners in a way which is easier to understand when compared to just text. And learners may often wish to present information in a visual graphical form in order to demonstrate their understanding …

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Powtoon Presentation tool for animating your message

Powtoon is a free online animated presentation tool with a host of features for bringing alive whatever message schools may wish to share with their school community or wider audiences. So whether promoting aspects of the life of a school, explaining processes or sharing learning and teaching activity of a class then Powtoon can provide an …

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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom

Nowadays many pupils, when given a research task, immediately might think to themselves, “I’ll just Google that.” Internet search engines (of which Google is only one of many) are powerful tools but many pupils use only a fraction of the power of them, and then can also have difficulty finding the information specific to the task. There …

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Quick, Quick, See! QR Codes – what are they? And how can they be used in and out of the classroom?

  So you’ve heard someone talking about QR codes? Or you’ve spotted these strangely-patterned black and white squares appearing in advertising material? Or you know what they are but just want to see how you can best make use of them? Well here are resources which will help to explain what QR codes are, what they …

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