Spotlight On Strategies – Remix

For those of you that don’t know, last November I was honoured, along with 5 other teachers, as founding members of the Discovery Education Community here in the UK. The Discovery Education Community (sometimes referred to as ‘The DEN’) is a large group of educators dedicated to sharing best practice and enhancing the learning of their students. For Read More …

Top Secret Training

Last year I wrote a staffrm piece on teaching Year 1 pupils to type. It dealt with the reasoning behind the lessons and finding a hook to essentially teach typing. Then the topic of typing skills surfaced in a joint #CASchat and #PrimaryRocks twitter chat. I mentioned my Secret agent unit and said I would share it Read More …

Teaching Remotely or Remotely Teaching

A few months ago I was one of the members of staff who went with our Year 6 pupils on their 5 day residential trip to the lake district. An annual tradition of running, jumping, climbing trees, water sports and eventual exhaustion. Whilst on this “holiday” my Year 2 break out groups back at school would have to Read More …

A quick overview of Clarisketch

A quick overview of Clarisketch EDIT: I have now added QR codes for the videos to the pupils’ books to allow readers to find the video and how it fits into the learning process for that unit of work.  I have been using the Clarisketch app on Android for a few weeks now, and have used Read More …