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World Earth Day Nature Search Activity

World Earth Day Nature Search Activity

May 27, 2020 1 min read

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My Google for Education Journey - Part 4: Efficient Lessons

My Google for Education Journey - Part 4: Efficient Lessons

May 22, 2020 1 min read

The final part of my journey is here! In this final video, I go over the last topic - 'Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity'. After finishing all of the questions at the end of each unit, the training was complete.
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My Google for Education Journey - Part 3: Moving Online

My Google for Education Journey - Part 3: Moving Online

May 20, 2020 1 min read

In my second video about the Fundamentals Training, I cover the second topic - 'Increase Efficiency and Save Time'. This section absolutely delivered on it's title, as I now confident in using Google tools to eliminate unnecessary steps in the teaching process.
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My Google for Education Journey - Part 2: Learn the Basics

My Google for Education Journey - Part 2: Learn the Basics

May 19, 2020 2 min read

I've made a start on the Google for Education training, so stay tuned for my thoughts so far. If you haven't already, make sure you read my previous blog about why I decided to complete this certification. Regardless of your current qualifications, you're bound to learn something new from this course.
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My Google for Education Journey - Part 1: My Purpose

My Google for Education Journey - Part 1: My Purpose

May 18, 2020 1 min read

Staring out on your Google for Education journey is simple. Google has developed their services in a way that is incredibly intuitive, meaning you'll be able to spend more time learning with less confusion over the process of it.
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Easy Art at School

Easy Art at School

May 15, 2020 1 min read

If there's one thing many homes will have an endless supply of right now, it's empty toilet paper rolls. With a bit of paint and some big ideas, you can turn them into just about anything!
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Have students create an original story using Google Docs

Have students create an original story using Google Docs

May 14, 2020 3 min read

If you're looking for a way to engage students in collaborative projects, Google Docs is a great platform to start with. The documents can be shared and made available to edit by up to 50 students at once. Keep reading to find out how you could turn this into a fun class activity!
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Create a Weather Forecast from Around the World

Create a Weather Forecast from Around the World

May 13, 2020 2 min read

If you're looking for something to get students collaborating and creating while using technology to facilitate their learning, this activity is right for you! Students will plan a weather report video where they'll each be sharing the weather from a different city in the world. 
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Engage students with fun lesson instruction videos

Engage students with fun lesson instruction videos

May 12, 2020 2 min read

A new way to give students instructions that's sure to grab their attention! Keynote is an Apple application that is generally used to make presentations. You can also access Keynote on Windows devices by logging into an Apple account online. 

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Custom Remote Learning Resources - Part 1

Custom Remote Learning Resources - Part 1

May 08, 2020 1 min read

I created these two activity sheets for a year 3-4 teacher who wanted to add a little colour and vibrancy to their resources. Since most of their students are learning from home, she wanted to have something she could upload onto a sharing platform for her students to see and follow. 
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Mother's Day - Sunday 10th May

Mother's Day - Sunday 10th May

May 07, 2020 2 min read

Mother's Day is on Sunday 10th May 2020, and will be different from any other! We appreciate everything our mum's have done for us over the years, being everything from a teacher to a nurse, chef, and a voice of reason.
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Turn Your Handwriting into Your Own Custom Font

Turn Your Handwriting into Your Own Custom Font

May 06, 2020 3 min read

It's never been easier to create and upload your own font to your computer! Thanks to Calligraphr, (previously known as MyScriptFont) you can turn your everyday handwriting into a font!
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