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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Turn on, tune in, learning started- podcasts for own professional development

One of the consequences of the pandemic lockdown has been my increase in the number of podcasts I am listening to. Like an “audio”holic, I will listen to any podcast that crosses my path at least once, as I do think a diversity of content is important.  To me, a good podcast is like eavesdropping on an intelligent conversation between two experts …

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EdPuzzle – A Perfect Cross-Sectoral Blended Learning Tool?

EdPuzzle is an interactive, online tool that has come to prominence in recent years. It is a cross-sectoral tool that has equal benefits for teachers and learners at primary and post-primary level, as well as those in further education. EdPuzzle allows teachers to edit digital video to engage students. EdPuzzle links with a number of …

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Emulating Social Interactions Online: A simple idea!

Relationship Building Relational development can be considered a vital component of effective teaching and learning, indeed one that has an impact on learners’ motivation and achievement (Niemi & Hotulainen, 2015). Some argue these relations are built through positive social interactions with peers (Cemalcilar, 2010). However, moving to online learning has reduced the opportunities for learners …

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