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Mini-whiteboards: The most important tool for effective teaching?

Cold calling, elaborative questioning, think bounce pounce, quizizz: these are all tools which I have historically used to gauge student progress in lessons. I have always felt that if my cold calling and questioning is strong, I can make a good estimate of students...

Great Teaching and Learning: Accessing articles for your lessons

Britannica Encyclopedia (available via MySandstorm, Library tab) is a useful resource for giving an overview of a specific topic that you're teaching. The articles on Britannica are edited for length with busy teachers, students and researchers in mind, and aim to...

7 opportunities for students to pursue interests through online resources (part 1) and an invitation to share your favourite sites!

The EdTech series of blog posts are focusing on the “Great Teaching and Learning” framework from Sandringham and in this blog post we explore some of the opportunities to signpost online resources that can enable students to broaden their horizons, pursue their...

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...

Blended Learning Master Class