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

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

Botio: Ap Codio yn y Gymraeg

This post is about a Welsh language coding app called Botio. Ychydig iawn o apiau Cymraeg sydd ar gael, yn enwedig i blant Cyfnod Allweddol 2. Mae cael technoleg gyfoes yn y Gymraeg yn hanfodol bwysig (dwi’n edrych ymlaen at weld gwasanaethau G Suite for Education yn y Gymraeg ar Hwb erbyn y Pasg). Os … Read more

For the Noisy Class

Too Noisy can only be described as a “noise-o-meter”. Set the sensitivity level you want, plug into your interactive white board and witness the noise level in your class drop immediately. As the noise grows, the swingometer goes into the red, the screen turns black and the poor sun, smiling happily just a minute ago, … Read more

Maths Made Fun with Sumdog

We’re always on the lookout for websites and software that are effective in boosting learning whilst also helping teachers with their workload. Sumdog is one of those sites! Whether you use the free version or the paid version, pupils play fun, modern maths games that are tailored to their level. Here’s the basics: Pupils and … Read more

Stick to my App!

If you’ve ever used iPads in your classroom, be it a Nursery classroom, a Year 6 classroom or anything in between, then you will have experienced the frustration of watching pupils switch to a totally different app from the one for which you spent hours planning tasks! Sometimes this is just the natural curiosity of … Read more

A Puppet Challenger Emerges

You may be familiar with the PuppetPals app (or the sequel, imaginatively named PuppetPals 2). These apps let you tell your story through animation using a selection of puppets and backgrounds. We are huge fans of the app, and it features in our Key Apps page where you’ll find tips and a video guide. Whilst it’s … Read more