Replacing the Language Lab

I’m lucky enough to work in a school where all KS4 students have their own iPad and there is currently a big drive across the school to encourage teachers to use them more confidently in the classroom.  As a Head of Department I was recently sent on a one-day CPD course about using the iPad for MFL […]

Kahoot Student Response System

The other day a colleague sent me a link to Kahoot, a beautifully designed student response system which I tried out in lessons and students absolutely loved. Questions appear on the interactive whiteboard and then using their mobiles (or a computer) students choose the correct option and they will win points based on whether they […]

Triptico Backgounds

All of my colleagues who have seen Triptico have fallen in love with it and it has finally got some of them using the IWB interactively and not just as a projector screen.  However, some of them have had difficulty in creating backgrounds to use with the magnet activity which is limiting the way they are using […]

Virtual Revision

    With exams just around the corner students have started to ask me about revision sessions once they are on study leave.  In the past when I have run such classes they have never been particularly well attended as students were reluctant to travel into College just for one class.  This year I am […]

Triptico Verb Tense Revision

With the AS exams just around the corner (gulp) I have just produced a verb tense revision activity to be used at the end of my lessons over the next few weeks.  I have used my favourite IWB tool ‘Triptico’ to create a list of common verbs (both regular and irregular) to be used alongside […]

OneNote and the IWB

This week I am delivering CPD on ICT in the classroom and one of the topics I’m considering is the use of MS OneNote in conjunction with the IWB.  There are a number of reasons why I’m not particularly keen on the SMART software.  Firstly, in my institution we have two different makes of IWB […]

Triptico IWB Tools

Triptico has to be one of my favourite discoveries of the year!  It is a downloadable application which enables you to create a number of activities which work brilliantly on the interactive whiteboard.  There is a PDF guide which explains each of the different activities but below I’ve listed a few of my favourites for […]

Smart Phones for Multiple Choice Quizzes

Socrative introduction video (new) from Socrative Inc. on Vimeo. If you (like me) spend half of your life telling students to put away their mobile phones then you may initially be sceptical about this nifty little tool, which allows you to create very simple multiple choice quizzes and get students to respond as a class […]