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Great Teaching and Learning: Retrieval Practice

  This blog comes from the Sandringham EdTech team,  highlighting how EdTech can be used to support, and facilitate high quality teaching in relation to the ‘Great Teaching and Learning’ framework. This blog focuses on the curriculum and specifically 4.1...

Great Teaching and Learning: Subject Specific Vocabularly with EdTech

This blog comes from the Sandringham EdTech team,  highlighting how EdTech can be used to support, and facilitate high quality teaching in relation to the ‘Great Teaching and Learning’ framework. This blog focuses on the curriculum and specifically 1.1: Sandringham...

Great Teaching and Learning: Oracy ideas for your classroom

The Personal Development curriculum provides great opportunities for students to develop their oracy through discussion about the topics we cover. Indeed the importance of oracy has been underscored in the new update to the EEF's T&L Toolkit which includes new...

Great Teaching and Learning: Signposting the Super Curriculum

Following the introduction of the Sandringham Great Teaching and Learning framework in September, staff were invited to reflect upon their current practice by completing an audit in the four areas of Curriculum, Relationships, Opportunities and Long term learning. ...

Desmos Starter Slides – A tool for checking in

We’ve all had that moment in a lesson, whether it be online or in person, where we ask the students if they have any questions and you’re met with silence and blank faces. I’m not going to dive into the reasons for this or give you a magic wand to make them all speak...

Adobe Scan

Over several years, I have tried various apps to turn written pages into pdfs that I can then easily email or save to the Google Drive.  I settled on using the camera on my iPhone, then a special ‘pinch’ that prints selected photos to a pdf, that I can then share as...

Blooket

This week I have been using Blooket with my classes to revise necessary vocabulary and key phrases. It is a more elaborate version of Quizlet or Kahoot but works in a similar way to test factual information or definitions. The variety of games and activities available...

Making the most of waiting time – Ideas for starters

Very often in PRE I find that I am teaching a topic which is abstract, and which might require a subjective response from students. This goes with the territory of exploring issues within philosophy and ethics and with analysing and evaluating religious beliefs. But...

Online mini-whiteboards

As we return to online teaching, we face the obstacle of missing the visual cues that come with face-to-face teaching. Normally we all eagerly wait for that ‘light-bulb moment’ when it all just ‘clicks’, however I now actually find myself missing the moments of...

Strategies for peer interaction

Lockdown 2.0 has encouraged me to improve the amount of peer interaction that takes part in my remote teaching. The evidence shows that collaborative work and group discussion is essential for student motivation when working remotely and it is definitely needed to...

Blended Learning Master Class