“Would you rather…?” random wheel spinner to use with students

Following on from racking my brains with coming up with other more engaging “ice breakers” for MS students the notion of “Would you rather…?” activities came about. Trawling the internet I found numerous websites with different degrees of appropriate questions and put them all in to a Wheel of Names …

Our iPad Apps So Far (Nov 2013)

At our school we are building a depository of apps that we currently have or require on our iPads. At the start of the school year I created a list of the apps we had from last year and also shared the document out with all our teachers to add …

Minecraft Minechat Episode 4: Shaun Kirkwood (iPads and Minecraft)

This week we catch up with Shaun Kirkwood at Singapore American School to talk about using Minecraft on iPads with Grade 1 and 2 students. How do the students play on the same world with iPads etc? We find out! Coming up soon is an amazing set of vodcasts with …

Google Sites as Portfolios: Further Thoughts

So it’s February. At the start of the school year I set Grades 3-5 off on using Google Sites as their digital portfolios. It’s about time I sit down and reflect on the process. Background This was not a formal school policy to use Google Sites, it was something I …

Google Forms as Teacher Survey Tool

Along with discussions ongoing throughout the year, it’s necessary to put out a survey to the teachers before even contemplating what technology purchases we wish for next year. This survey gives myself and the administration reflections on this year and recommendations from teachers for next year; what’s working and what …