OneNote- The whiteboard that is never rubbed out!

Microsoft OneNote is a digital note taking application. Teachers can use it to add lesson content, store files, set homework and groupwork or use it as a digital whiteboard. OneNote makes lesson content much more engaging for students and acts as a digital library for a class. I would describe OneNote as the whiteboard that is never rubbed out! Students can access exactly what a teacher has wrote on the…

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Blended Learning – What is Your Unique Blend?

We recently passed the 1 year anniversary when education moved online. During the past 12 months schools, further education and training organizations and higher education has moved to a remote instruction model. With learners, of all ages, now returning to education it is time to look ahead and consider what comes next, After Covid. While many educators and learners struggled with remote instruction, there is evidence that others flourished with…

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Socrative v Kahoot – A Comparison

Formative assessment through the means of digital technology has become very popular in recent times, and has been accentuated by the move to remote / blended learning in the Covid-19 context. Kahoot and Socrative are two of the most popular formative assessment applications. This blog post will look at the pros and cons of the two platforms, before recommending how each could be used in the classroom context. Kahoot! The…

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Nearpod, UDL and assessment- the perfect combo?

A perfect combination? Is there ever such a thing! What I’m here to tell you is that a particular tool that I’ve tried out, Nearpod, addresses some of the principles of universal design for learning and can be used as a tool for assessment. Is it perfect? Absolutely not, but I’m here to show you what some of the benefits are of trying it out and give you some of…

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Find Your Blend with TeachNet CPD

As school’s stagger their return this March from another enforced emergency remote learning hiatus where teachers at all levels had to grapple with adapting their face-to-face teaching to fully online, again. it’s hard to predict with any certainty what lies ahead for schools in the short-term. However, longer-term there is an expectation that traditional face-to-face learning alone will no longer suffice post Covid and a more blended form of teaching…

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Blended Learning – So what is all the fuss?

As we approach the Halloween Break and another lockdown period, the focus of many in our society is on the wonderful job our schools are doing.  The first phase of Covid-19, from March to June, has been defined by many as Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT).  This phase showed the resilience of schools to continue school learning remotely using every trick in the book.  However, it is widely recognised that this…

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