Maths Made Digital

Too often I hear teachers say that they use technology to enhance maths teaching and learning, when really what they’re really saying is that their kids play maths games! EquatIO is a toolbar that works right alongside G Suite (or Word). It has a range of functions that are used to make maths notation easier…

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PD In 280 Characters

So we all know Donald Trump uses (& abuses) Twitter…but is there anything worthwhile for teachers on this social media platform? We asked our resident Twitter star, Rob Kelly, to share why he loves it as a dynamic form of PD. For educators, Twitter is a fantastic tool to connect with like-minded colleagues. Teachers from…

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Bolt From The Blue

It’s now over 6 years since Sphero first burst into classrooms with their original Sphero 1.0 & 2.0. Since then they have also released the Mini, Ollie and SPRK+. If you are looking to expand your STEAM resources for 2020, check out their latest addition to the team, Sphero Bolt. Paired with the free ‘Sphero…

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Techie Brekkie #9

Looking for an alternative to having students just search Google Images…copy…paste…? This Techie Brekkie we feature 3 super websites that are all about finding images that are high quality AND licensed for reuse. Students should be aware of copyright and how we respect intellectual property online. These 3 sites give you a great alternative to…

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Flaming Galah!

There is a new galah on the scene and it’s not flaming, but Tweeting! The Tweeting Galah & The Surfing Penguin are sensationally clever picture story books written to support primary schools to teach cyber safety. These two books are written by a West Australian educator, Kim Maslin, who has managed to weave contemporary digital…

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Google Trends

It’s been a quite 6 weeks in the G Suite world. Lots of updates but none that we thought would be of interest to teachers – mainly admin related stuff. Therefore, we decided to give you a bonus feature on an amazing Google tool: Trends (www.trends.google.com). Haven’t heard of it? Well, you’re not alone. Check…

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