Box of Tricks

Keeping your head above water: Productivity tips for teachers
Among the vast array of online tools and services, there are a few whose raison d?être is to help you stay organised and keep your head above water. Below are the tools I've used most frequently to help me manage the flow of information and better organise myself as a teacher.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:05:12 +0000

Supporting Evidence for Naace Impact Award
I feel extremely humbled at the fact that the words impact and award are being uttered alongside my name deliberately - and not by mistake, as one might imagine might be more likely. If you feel that this website has been a little helpful or useful in however small measure, would you please take a minute to say so in the comments section below? Thank you so much!
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:33:55 +0000

A Changing Educational Landscape
Teaching and Learning with New and Emerging Technologies
Publ.Date : Sat, 09 Feb 2013 22:07:02 +0000

Wordfoto: a picture worth a thousand words
Wordfoto is an iPhone and iPod app that allows you turn any photograph into a mosaic made up of your chosen words, which can then be used to reinforce words or concepts, not just in language learning, but in a variety of other subjects
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:45:17 +0000

Using Glogster as an assessment tool
Peer assessing in this way using the commenting facility in blogs becomes a very effective way for students to assess each other. In addition, the teacher can also see immediately if there are any areas or topics which may require further teacher intervention, thus informing future lesson planning eacher intervention, thus informing future lesson planning
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:53:07 +0000

MentorMob allows teachers to focus the students's attention by creating learning playlists of relevant content which can be enhanced by quizzes and comprehension exercises to test their knowledge as they go
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:11:08 +0000

Storybird: Providing a Tangible Outcome
Engaging in activities which pupils see as having a concrete and practical outcome, such as writing electronic books, allows the pupils to be creators of something unique, of which they have ownership. It also facilitates the transition from teacher-centred, class-based learning to one in which the pupil begins to acquire individual responsibility
Publ.Date : Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:59:36 +0000

Showcasing Content with Jux
Jux is a stunning image-based alternative to what you might call ordinary blogging and allows the user to make impactful statements and delightful slideshows using their six different posting styles - slideshow, photo, block quote, photo, video, article and countdown
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:41:55 +0000

Reviewing Apple?s iBooks Author
Interactivity is where the iBook's real advantage over ordinary textbooks. Videos, sound clips and animations play within the iBooks itself, bringing the subject to life in front of our eyes. This is incredibly engaging for the user
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:13:55 +0000

Teaching and Learning with Social Media: A Case Study
The transformative potential of the this combination of Web 2.0 applications therefore becomes apparent as students, who might have lacked the courage to participate in class or to speak their minds, are encouraged to peer assess by leaving constructive comments for one another and to learn from each other?s successes and mistakes
Publ.Date : Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:21:54 +0000