Google on Hwb is Coming This Month

Welcome to the new school year! Hopefully everyone’s enjoyed the summer break and that first early morning alarm wasn’t too much of a shock! A week into the new term, and I’ve had three teachers message me asking “When is Google going to appear on Hwb then?” Well, we finally have a confirmed date – … Read more

First Look at Google on Hwb

As you probably know, G Suite for Education is arriving on Hwb. Some schools are already trialing the new build, and the plan is to roll it nationwide by the new school year. This is something that some of us have been hoping for for years and we’ve got to applaud the Welsh Government and … Read more

Paying for Padlet

In every training session I host, the very first thing I do is ask teachers to give me three examples of when they used tech succesfully in their class. Instead of going around the room, asking everyone in turn, I direct them towards a Padlet wall and they can all add to it from their … Read more

The Time Travel Map

Recently I came across one of the best tools I’ve ever found online, and it’s completely free! The National Library of Scotland has taken modern satellite images and placed old maps over the top. You can select your map (our favourite one is the OS Six Inch 1888-1913), select your area (the whole of Wales … Read more

Google on Hwb

If you’ve ever met me, you’ll know I’m a big fan of using G Suite for Education in class. G Suite (or Google Apps as they used to be known) is a collection of apps and software that can be used on any device to type, present, make maps and graphs and a million other … Read more

iOS11 – Where Some Favourite Apps Die

Every year, Apple updates the software for iPads and iPhones. The current version, since late last year, is iOS11. This brought a lot of updates and new features, but if you updated your school’s iPads to iOS11, you may have found a lot of apps refusing to work, claiming they need to be updated by … Read more

Make the Web Welsh

This is a Welsh language post explaining how to change Chrome’s settings so that it automatically opens the Welsh version of any website that has such a version.  Mae nifer o wefannau gyda fersiwn Gymraeg, ond pa mor aml ych chi yn sylwi? Mae bron pob gwefan dwyieithog yn agor fel y fersiwn Saesneg, ac … Read more

Why Should We Buy Chromebooks for Our School?

I recently posted a comparison of some of the most common devices seen in schools: PCs, laptops, Chromebooks and iPads. Today I’ll focus in more detail on my favourite class of devices for schools, Chromebooks. These devices used to be rather niche, but are becoming very popular. In fact, the majority of devices bought by … Read more