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Viva Forever?

In the past few weeks, Microsoft officially launched Microsoft Viva and made some substantial changes to Microsoft Educator Centre. Microsoft Viva is a product aimed at employee engagement within MS Teams. It consists of a number of parts but one element of interest to educators is the Viva Learning section.The Learning section in Viva combines …

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Assessing with ‘Google’ in the Primary School

Following on from last week’s insightful post on using ‘Online Assessments with Google Forms’, I considered the many other excellent assessment tools that Google Workspace for Education has to offer. This year, the ‘Digital Learning Plan’ in my school is focusing on moving towards collecting and sharing assessment data through digital means. Google Workspace for …

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Online Assessments via Google Forms

The rise in the use of digital technologies in secondary schools for teaching and learning purposes is widely evident, particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby emergency remote learning has been a major factor in student’s learning over the past two academic years. Despite technology being utilised as an educational tool for teaching and learning, such …

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National Geographic MapMaker

National Geographic MapMaker is a nice mapping tool that I’ve used in the past with my students. It was recently updated with an improved user interface, additional data sets, and more annotation tools.  With NatGeo MapMaker you can create custom maps to display datasets, to compare datasets and to illustrate correlations and geographical points. National Geographic MapMaker includes …

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SELFIE for Teachers – do you know how digitally competent you are?

Earlier this year I was invited to participate in a pilot programme as part of a new tool being developed by the SELFIE team. Not content with merely assisting schools in examining their use of technology for teaching and learning, the SELFIE team got to work on developing a wonderful new tool especially for us …

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Creating Our Future – #ScienceWeek 2021

Now in it’s 26th year, Science Week 2021 kicked off yesterday and runs until November 14th with the focus this year on “Creating Our Future, a national conversation between the general public, the research community and policy makers…” Science Week 2021 aims to give the public inspiration for ideas for the Creating Our Future campaign by providing …

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