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 […]

Are GCSEs really the problem?

Given the recent debate on the validity of the GCSE qualification I thought that I would throw in my two-penneth worth …   For me there are two issues involved here:   Firstly, I think that most of us would argue that GCSEs are a valuable qualification and that they are also pretty rigorous.  Mr […]

Engrade Online Mark Book

Introduction to Engrade from Engrade on Vimeo.   A couple of years ago I decided to ditch my old fashioned teacher planner and use an Excel spreadsheet to record student grades.  My reasons for doing this were twofold: firstly to enable me to filter each student’s grades by skill (listening, reading etc.) to identify where […]

El facebook y la gente mayor


My students loved this video (although it is a bit tricky to understand in places).  We used it to stimulate a discussion about how social media can be  beneficial to the elderly.

Veinte Mundos Magazine

This online magazine has a range of articles (some related to AQA prescribed topics, some not) but all of which are pretty interesting and should be accessible to the majority of students.  Many of the articles also have audio versions too which students can use to help them with their listening skills.