Sunday, 20 November 2016

Top Picks for iPad - Kahoot!

Kahoot! is fast becoming one of my favourite educational tools in the classroom. 

Quite simply it is a highly engaging and interactive quiz perfect for use on the iPad with the whole class. 

Here's how it works:

  • Choose a multiple choice quiz already created from one of the thousands online or alternatively create your own on any subject of choice. 

  • Share the code with your class on the interactive whiteboard as in the example below. 

  • Children input the code. Quiz questions appear on the IWB, with four possible options. 
  • The four colours representing the four answers appear on the children's iPads. 
  • The children must choose the correct answer as fast as they can. 
  • A fantastic way to revise content in any subject with the children and a huge variety of quizzes already created online. 

It's a winner with every class and great fun! 
Be warned though! 
It can create some great excitement and competition in the class!


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Foil Embossing Art Lesson

I've had so many questions about the foil embossing lesson over on my twitter page.
 I said it'd probably be easier to write a blog post rather than keep repeating myself! 

This art went down a STORM both online and in school! 
It worked excellently with sixth class, but I can't see why it wouldn't be possible with a crafty fifth! 
It's simple and looks great! 

Step one: 
Get some old cardboard boxes.  Cut out the main panels.

Step 2: 
Draw out a pattern or picture of your choice with pencil.

Step 3: 
Using PVA glue paste down the wool on top of your pattern. (Don't be afraid to use lots of glue!)
Leave this to dry overnight.

Step 4: 
Cut out a large piece of tin foil slightly larger than the piece of card you've been working on.
Loosely place it down on top of the card. Press it down into the corners.

Step 5: 
Colour with markers! (Sharpies work best!)

A beautiful piece of art for all to admire!