Category Archives: Techniques & Tips

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Creating templates in WriteOnline’s WorkSpace

Creating templates in WriteOnline’s WorkSpace

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog WriteOnline’s WorkSpace is a graphic organiser tool that enables students to plan their ideas before they begin to write about them. For those pupils who might struggle to get started with planning their thoughts on a blank screen it can be useful to work from a template in the WorkSpace. …

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Using Clicker in secondary school science lessons

Using Clicker in secondary school science lessons

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog We have a really interesting new success story to finish the term with! Science teacher Jon Hickman works at Kelvin Hall Secondary School in Hull, UK. He has been using Clicker 6 and the Clicker Apps to help students with special needs, and also those learning English as an additional …

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Back to school with Clicker speaking activities

Back to school with Clicker speaking activities

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Clicker offers a great way for your pupils to introduce themselves to you, their new teacher – they can record information about themselves which you can listen to with the children or privately. One way of doing it is to use a Talk About activity. To set this up you …

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Thinking about starting a blog? Read this first…

Thinking about starting a blog? Read this first…

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you subscribe to this blog, you likely receive a weekly digest email with a summary of posts from the previous 7 days. You may have noticed that last week this did not occur. Although I would like to say it was because I was vacationing in Tahiti, it was actually something much …

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Keep Students Writing All Summer

Keep Students Writing All Summer

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on 6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide. While summer break is quickly coming to an end, there is still close to a month remaining before many students will be returning to class. This means there is still plenty of time to brush …

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3 Cool Things #5

3 Cool Things #5

New ideas and information is at our fingertips like never before and I plan on continuing to share some of the new things I have been learning. So this week, here are my newest, favourite #3coolthings. Pocket After my last, first “3 cool things” post, I heard about another way to collate any web links, video links that …

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3 Cool {Musical} Things #4

3 Cool {Musical} Things #4

Hi all! #3coolthings 3 MORE cool things to share from me this week! And special thanks to Cha for jumping last week! I love it when people want to share their 3 cool things. Everyone is doing such cool things out there. PLEASE share your secret genius! #thankyoukevin! The 3 cool things I did this week, have a …

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Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Last year, ChooseIt! Maker 3 online was released as a fantastic option for creating online activities that you can use with a touchscreen, mouse, switch or eye gaze. You can read more about how it works here. Inclusive Technology have certainly been listening to the public feedback and they have come up with some great new updates which …

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Another three cool things

Another three cool things

I was inspired by Amanda’s recent blog posts that introduce a three cool things that she’s been learning or trying out in her work practice. You never know whether something you share will be just the thing that someone else was needing to know. And we definitely don’t want to be secret geniuses any more now that we …

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Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last weeks post, 11 ways to get the word out about technology on campus was shared. While getting the word out is critical to increasing the use of technology, it will only get you so far. Once students and staff learn about the technology, they must then learn how to use it …

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