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Thursday, May 28, 2015

How to Use to Create and Maintain Collaborative Online Space for Students and Teachers

Many people have heard of and know that it is effective for setting up and maintaining online collaborative spaces for students and staff to use 24/7 in any browser, but they may not know how to set up a Padlet.
Here is a short film that explains how to set up your own Padlet account and how to create Padlet online spaces for students and teachers to use:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Make your Own Family Feud Game for the Classroom with this PowerPoint Template

I just found this wonderful PowerPoint template that is already set up to create your Family Feud game. You can easily use the PPT template to add your own questions and answers and then play the Family Feud with your classes. It (and many more like it) can be found at
This is a great way to test your students' understanding around a topic at the start, middle or end of a unit of work.
These types of games take a long time to make and it is great that there is already one made to help all of us use ICT in our classrooms.

Fronter VLE "How To" Films for You to Learn From

I have made around 30 "How to use Fronter VLE" films that you may be interested in. The films can be viewed at
The films are titled "Part 1, Part 2 etc." in order of skill development needed to use Fronter. So, if you follow the films then you will go through the sequential steps required to find Fronter on the Internet, log into Fronter, Find your Fronter Rooms, Make your Fronter Frontpage etc. etc.
I hope they help you out :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

phet Simulations: Lots of Great Science and Math Simulations Already Made for You to Download and Use Today

I have just come across this wonderful site that contains a large number of Science and Math simulations that you can use with your students:
The Simulations are really good and they can easily be downloaded as 1 big zipped folder to your computer ( or you can download them individually or just play them in your browser.
No sign up required and there is sure to be lots for the Science and Math teacher here:

Text to Speech Recognition Tool Already to Use Within the MS Word Program

Would you like to know a way whereby the computer can read to you what is written in Microsoft Word (e.g. 'text to speech' recognition)? Here is 1 possible solution using the Microsoft Word program. There is a 'text to speech' option available in Word that you can use anytime. Here is a short film that explains how to do this smile emoticon Thanks.

This is particular handy for those students who need the words read aloud to them from a Word document.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Here are some Great Online Citizenship Flashcards or posters for your school to use

We are always looking for good posters to go on our school/classroom walls for students to read and remember how to act responsibly and safe online in today's world :)
Well, here is a set of good flashcards or posters that you can show to your students and put up around your school.

Welcome for the full collection of online PL methods used by Scott (see below for methods)
Why not search for a keyword that may appear in any of the websites shown in this blog? Remember to put your search terms in quotation marks to get a more refined search result eg "ww1game":
I now have 2 Wikis that complements this Blog. It contains files that I would like you to download and use in your teaching.
I have a Youtube Channel that consists of various "How To" tutorial films (e.g. Fronter VLE, IWB, PowerPoint, OneNote) that you may be interested in.
To view My video collection, click here:
I Hope they help you.
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