Category: Digital Learning

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Google Classroom – Mr Rogers Rocks

I can not take credit for coming up with the idea of animated Google Classroom banner or #GIF (animate image file). #Hattip to Amit @labnol, creator of Talltweets and blogger at Digital Inspiration. Right, “animated Google Classroom Header.” There are more than a few tutorials, including Amit’s, so here is a super lite-weight tutorial and…
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23 May ’20 0

Google Meetings Extensions

Having now taught four remote lessons with Google Meeting – I was missing a few teaching tools. Grid View along side Google’s Gallery view – allows you to see all of your attendees. Nod – Reactions to Google Meet plus the very useful hands-up. All attendees need the extension installed. Push to Talk – Hold…
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22 May ’20 0

Getting Started with Google Classroom

So I am presuming that you will do what pretty much most teachers do (and students for that matter). What I did too. You typed “getting started with Google classroom” in the search bar and followed the links. You then either watched and / or read about building your first Google Classroom. There is a…
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22 May ’20 0

Introducing Google Classroom to teachers

Last week I was asked if I would share an introduction to Google Classroom with our department as part of a phased approach to support our students’ distance learning further still. Which, in the coming weeks, may well become blended learning for some (those returning to school) and distance learning for those not in school.…
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22 May ’20 0

The start is the wrong place to begin

Having summarised the lockdown learning dilemma we are experiencing now, my attention turned to the DfE’s “tech giants” and EdTech Demonstrators Programme what tomorrow may look like. So part II of Learning in lockdown so to speak. Whilst I am a edtech enthusiast, I do not see a post-lockdown edtech revolution. “Two years growth in two…
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1 May ’20 0

Learning in lockdown

Learning in lockdown: The Goldilocks dilemma of too much, too little home learning. Getting it just right for each individual Goldilocks is practically impossible. I will explain why briefly, before looking at some of the opportunities (as did Jose Picardo here) and constraints of learning in lockdown. Goldilocks Still (our surname) Here is “Goldilocks Still’s”…
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30 Apr ’20 0