An avatar is a visual representation of an imagined or real character. Since their introduction a few years ago, avatars have been widely used for a variety of teaching and learning purposes. From building communities in the classroom and enhancing students' social learning; using avatars to gain real-world experience and develop problem solving skills through virtual games and simulations, avatars have a huge potential in education. In this post there are a number of interesting iPad apps you can use in your teaching to create different kinds of avatars. Educators Technology
The School Leadership podcast brought to you by NAHT Edge and NAHT. This month's episode is an English special with leading expert in the field, Pie Corbett, speaking about his views on the current primary assessment arrangements and the critical role talk plays in the teaching of writing.