Google Spotlight Stories Digital Literacy

Google has officially upped the anti on Visual Literacy in the Virtual Reality (VR) 360 degree modern age we live in. It truly is a stunning piece of software, and is extremely engaging. If you like me have seen visual literacy done well in the past your about to be blown away by the stunning […]

Kahoot for formative assessment

In the last few weeks I’ve been able to use Kahoot in my classroom, and to be honest I’ve loved having it in there. What is Kahoot? You can find the game play/quiz screen here. You can find the setup to the quiz here.  For those that don’t already know about it, Kahoot is basically […]

Literacy and Coding – Infants

Literacy is vital to be able to code. Although it is a different type of text reading and different type of decoding of text they are still extremely intertwined. As coding/programming is predominately text based except for scratch and a few other visual programming languages, the ability to read and write is vital in code. […]

Your children want to code

Don’t panic!! I know what some of you are thinking. I don’t know what to do with this so how am I going to help my daughter/son in coding and what is this coding? Coding is just another term for computer programming. Great so now I have to go out and buy hundreds of dollars […]

Choosing The Right Language – Primary

Primary Choosing the right language and engaging students in something that works out of the box is probably the biggest challenge in coding. There are many, many different languages to choose from, and many different paths to engage in, and hopefully this will give you a nudge in the right direction. There are also different […]

Choosing the right language – Infants

Infants Choosing the right language and engaging students in something that works out of the box is probably the biggest challenge in coding.  Now there are many, many different languages to choose from, and many different paths to engage in, and hopefully this will give you a nudge in the right direction. There are also […]

Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is a very different way of thinking than they way we as humans normally think. More often than not, we ask students to infer, interpret and look for hidden meanings in texts, in history and most of the arts subjects. Computational thinking is really a branch of Science and Mathematics. The basic premise […]

BYOD is nice, but don’t forget to teach your students

Recently a few schools in the local area have turned to BYOD (Bring your own device), which has allowed the use of iPads etc in the classroom as a learning tool withouth the need of the school to provide them. I personally find this fantastic, as it allows students to be more comfortable with their […]

Blogging in the classroom

So I have been mulling over in my head for the past few weeks on whether it would be a good idea to start a class blog continuing on with my thoughts on Writing to Learn. This made me delve into the world of policies and procedures with my local school authority body. At this point in […]

Coding issues the start

I have a major issue with trying to learn a computer programming language these days, and its not that I don’t particularly get what they are trying to communicate. Its just that they are doing it wrong! What do I mean by they are doing it wrong? Well lets take for starters the SAMS Teach […]