How a 1:1 iPad deployment can enhance pupil collaboration

When our school made the decision to go 1:1 in year 6, we had several parents who expressed concerns as to whether or not the children would become too isolated. Would they begin to prefer working by themselves and avoid collaborating with their peers? If they have their own device – why would they need to interact with each other?Read More »

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Digital movies to engage pupils in maths

I recently happened across the following TED talk by Dan Meyer, discussing the role of digital media in his maths classes. I was pretty inspired by how he uses film to motivate pupils and improve their problem solving skills.

It got me thinking about how I could use digital media with my own pupils to enthuse them about problem solving.Read More »

QRafty maths!

IMG_2640QR codes, or Quick Response codes.

For a long time I’ve struggled to see their relevance in a classroom. However I’m slowly becoming a convert!

Apart from the obvious ease of being able to guide pupils to websites without having to get them to correctly type in a huge long web address I’ve recently been using them quite a lot in maths. I just want to share a very quick activity that is easy to set up, but that instantly gets everyone on their feet problem solving!Read More »