Screencastify for Teachers

When evaluating any tech tool or app for the classroom, two considerations top our priority list. Does it genuinely enhance the learning? Can it be used cross-curricula? For this reason, let us introduce an absolute must in your classroom: Screencastify What is it? Free Chrome extension and therefore compatible with Windows, Mac or Chromebooks. Captures…

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Flipgrid Fever

Guest contributor- Ben Sandison In June this year, Microsoft announced it was purchasing Flipgrid and making it’s premium version free for everyone. Ben outlines why it should be a staple in your teacher diet. Collaboration, peer to peer feedback, community and sharing student work beyond classrooms is nothing new; but FLIPGRID gives us the power…

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Off to High School

If your students use Google Drive then here’s your guide to your Grade 6’s (and any exiting students) taking their work with them. Students leaving the school have 2 options to take their work with them. They head to https://myaccount.google.com/ and then click “Control your content”. I recommend option 1 for primary students. Option 1:…

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Review: Acer Spin 11 Chromebook

Everything about the Acer Spin 11 is built for education! Tser Lin Hetherton Boasting a ruggedised exterior, full rotating hinges, touch and stylus capability coupled with dual cameras (front and world facing), this machine is ready to transform learning. It’s the Acer Spin 11. As soon as you open the Acer Spin 11 lid, you…

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