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The ever helpful @MissWillsPE has written a useful blog about peer interaction and remote teaching. Do take a read:… t.co/v9hnYDlRtq

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@Mr_LukeHarrison @MissG_psych @SandResearch use that idea for their 'Memory Clock' - we have adopted it as a school… t.co/kpDBHEKUdW

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Watch back last term's webinar on Remote Learning Evidence and Practice here: t.co/u4C6DxwSff Thanks to… t.co/JX4bhimI6p

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Whilst we are all spending more time looking at a screen for the time being, it is important we look after our eye… t.co/mrnWr82k6j

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Kick starting the week with some Boxercise with Mrs Cracknell, Miss Wills, Miss Breen and Miss Treadwell and the Ye… t.co/ufGHpEezeU

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How do you manage students submitting written work remotely? This helpful video shows how you can use the Notes app… t.co/5uueQuwCq3

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What are the best ways to provide effective explain when teaching remotely? This short blog from @CarolineCreaby pr… t.co/MH5wZwaGQJ

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Are you using Google Meet? This gem of a blog post from @markallday2 takes you through its new helpful features:… t.co/wd2bhgVLkf

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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...

Utilising Google Sites and Google Classroom for Accessible Learning for All

'Embrace the pedagogy' was a key phrase that resonated with me last year from The National College Webinar: Remote Education: Teaching well structured, and effective and engaging remote lessons. In this webinar, Chris McShane highlighted that many of the technological...

Scanning paper documents to pdf

The availability of cameras on phones and devices means that students are able to take photos of their work to share with their teachers online. Although this is a great facility, it can be cumbersome when students are trying to share their work when it spans multiple...

New Tools in Google Meet – Preparing for Virtual Learning in January ’20

Google has been rolling out some exciting new features in Meet to increase usability for virtual classrooms. Many of these new features are even helpful to increase active learning in a socially distanced classroom, and they are certainly valuable in a hybrid setting...

Remote Learning: What’s Working Well at Sandringham

As we prepare for another period of remote learning, I have summarised some tools and approaches that Sandringham teachers have found helpful. These recommendations were suggested last term as we reflected on our experience of remote learning in the summer, shared...

Time to remodel our explanations?

As a Science teacher, we are often required to teach outside our specialism. As a Biology teacher, I usually quite enjoy the variety of this but there is always one topic I look forward to the least; electricity. I have been to many a CPD session and had multiple...

Do you keep spotting recurring mistakes? Help is at hand.

I can't begin to estimate the number of times I have written the same feedback on a student's work time and time again. Other teachers tell me that I am not alone. But help is at hand from the research evidence and edtech! The Education Endowment Foundation's A Marked...

Word of the Week

A key part of our approach to improving our students' vocabulary is to have a 'Word of the Week'. The reason for this is to attempt to narrow the 'vocabulary gap' that exists between those students who have access to a wide vocabulary, and those who do not. The 'Word...

EdTech to support students with SEND

Background For the 2019/20 academic year, the DfE reported that 3.3% of all pupils in schools in England have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and an additional 12.1% of all pupils have SEND support. We must consider how inclusive our practice and delivery is...

Using Interactive Boards in the English Classroom

Returning from virtual teaching, many teachers came to the classroom with a plethora of new digital learning skills. Having always relied on, and stuck to, teaching via Powerpoint and whiteboards the virtual classroom was a whole new world for me and developing...

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