Monday, 6 March 2017


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World Book Day
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10 Great TED Talks for Teachers


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An article and two videos that look at Ron Ritchhart’s Thinking Routines from Harvard's Project Zero, designed to focus and improve students' thinking.  

Structuring Students' Thinking

Padlet's New Features


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Padlet is an amazing and easy to use classroom resource. It allows teachers to create digital exit passes for assessing students' learning in a plenary; students can brainstorm ideas (Knowledge Harvest comes to mind); you can create digital KWL grids, etc, etc. Padlet has now added a new feature and the link offers video tutorials in how to maximise its use in the classrom. 

Padlet's New Features

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The Yellow Explosion and the Risks of Social Media for Students

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Sam Patterson's ideas for creating opportunities in any lesson where a short 1-2 minute video can support learning and engage students. Sam uses videos for “lesson hooks,” to focus them on what they are doing and stimulate their imaginations.


Using Video to increase Engagement
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An interesting and worrying article from The Guardian about a growth industry of essays for sale at the click of a submit button and a credit card...