Getting students to prepare for exams–There’s an app for that!

We all know that students are notoriously bad at preparing for exams.  Pearson (owners of the Edexcel exam board) think they have a solution – an app (for Apple devices). http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf From launching the app with the ‘My Exams’ icon, you come the my exams page where you enter the dates and subjects of any …

The end of our school science blog – student blogging didn’t work for us.

Some time ago I set up a science blog to use with my students.  We decided just to post up examples of good work and photographs from experiments (as a school wary of the internet we wouldn’t be including any media with students faces). With only one blog (with access controlled by the teacher), articles …

Learning online – what can we learn from online conferencing?

I’d signed up to do an Edexcel training event online (because I had no intention of driving for hours for a two hour event).  Although I’d used Skype for conversations and Flash Meeting for video meetings I’d not had experience of any professional CPD being delivered virtually. The training was delivered using a piece of …

Google Custom Search – for use with children with special educational needs (SEN)

I posted a while ago about using Google Custom Search with children who need a little extra help.  Google have since updated their Custom Search facility and I thought it was worth posting an update (to save people wasting time fiddling as I had to). Google Custom Search is extremely useful because you can set …