“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 …

25 Minutes A Week With 8 Middle School Students

My contact time with students in my current role is virtually nil but I have a weekly 25 minute block with 8 MS students in what we call “Koti” time. Koti is “home” in Finnish. The guidelines for koti are broad and what actually transpires varies from koti to koti …

Some Apple Shortcut Illustrations

Just made the below illustrations to laminate in classrooms, they’re not going to win any design awards but they do the job I wanted them to do! I’m trying to get workflow on computers to be more efficient from Grade 1 upwards. Another thing I see happening is that our …

Google Sites as E-Portfolios

It seems that this school year I’m getting excited about one thing. Portfolios. This year marks our first full year using the Google Apps platform. Every student in Grades 3 to 5 will use the Google platform for pretty much everything they do, presentations, write-ups, and also an e-portfolio for …

Ed Tech Survey Results: Final Part

Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 1 Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 2 Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 3 *Survey conducted with 120 educators, mainly from Twitter (March 2011) Do you feel your administrators are supportive or flexible in technology integration (in any form) in your school?   Well that’s a …

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