Friday 3 October 2014, Cambridge UK. 7.00am Check BBC News app and Twitter feed. Teaching geography to year 9 at 9am and the subject is ‘world development’. If I can’t make this relevant and current to their lives there is something wrong. Political unrest continues in Hong Kong. We’ve already referred to it in previous … More Four hours of learning with my iPad
Notability is one of the most commonly used note-taking apps and one of the best. Taking typed or handwritten notes on-screen and wight he ability to insert images or pdf documents. This is the geographer’s dream because there is instantly a seamless continuum between materials gathered online, diagrammatic work and written (or typed) notes. Finally everything can … More The Geographer’s Notepad – Notability
Update: July 2014 Socrative 2.0 has been launched – I will update this post when I have a chance! The interface is now a little different but the same ideas apply. Note: This post is based on Socrative pre 2.0 version. Socrative student clicker app Socrative teacher clicker app Instant feedback in the classroom. True … More Asking questions – immediate feedback with Socrative
The trials and tribulations of the two senior years in secondary school (aged 16-18) are vital and challenging. They are quite a ride, as everyone with first-hand experience of managing the curriculum, teaching or studying in these years will testify. However, and sadly in my opinion, there are pressures that tend to well-up even earlier … More Are our schools missing the point?
Collabortation – the golden egg of education? The class working together to a common aim and with a clear result – more substantial than the efforts of individuals alone. It’s not easy to achieve this nirvana in the classroom. I have never been a massive fan of group-work. Having had a preponderance of examination classes … More iPad + class = collaboration