Grammarly – a great tool for students and teachers!

Recenlty I have been using the tool Grammarly, both for my own writing and to help students improve their writing. Grammarly checks your spelling and grammar either through their website or within your social media posts if you have installed the Grammarly extenison. The picture above shows how Grammarly works when you are are writing…

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The Basics of Google Docs for Teachers

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Creating Individualised Learning Plans

My two colleagues and I teach Year 10 homeroom classes. Numeracy is one of our main areas where we are looking to really engage our students so they can excel. We are also on the verge of moving into our new modern learning environment, so between the three of us we have been experimenting with…

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Using AutoCrat to create certificates

Autocrat is a great tool and can be a real time saver for teachers. I have been using autocrat in a number of ways, but the most basic way if you are using it for the first time would be to experiment with making certificates. I have also been using autoCrat to personalise learning focuses…

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Navigating and organising your Google Drive

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How could Periscope be used in education?

There has been a lot written about the app Periscope and how this could be the next big social media trend. As a teacher, naturally I have begun to think about possible ways that Periscope could be used in the classroom. For those of you that are not sure of what Periscope is, click this…

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Encouraging self-directed learning

In this day and age, one of my major goals as a teacher is to encourage self-directed learning. In my mind, if I can do this and make my students realise that they can learn anywhere, anytime, and without a teacher, then I believe I will have gone a long way to helping my students…

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