TRUGS, or ”Teaching Reading Using Games” is a Synthetic phonics system I stumbled on a few years ago at a Education Expo in Hong Kong. I attend these things with a ”look what you could have won” mindset as they are usually showing off equipment or resources that my school at the time couldn’t, wouldn’t and probably shouldn’t invest in. Things like holographic projects, VR suites for whole classes, 8k interactive white boards, that supply coffee, that type of thing
The Oculus Rifts and Quests baby brother holds it head way above what came before it, and showcases VR in a more affordable all in one package. Does this make is more accessible to schools and classrooms?
I found something that increased the visitors to my blog over 400%. Full disclaimer though, my numbers were pretty low before that!! This is because, If you are like me, and stats suggest that’s about 90% of us out there who have tried blogging for a hobby, your motivation goes up and down as does your posting frequency.
Useful, simple, easy and fun. This Chromatography experiement is suitable for all ages. I have run it with 7 year old ESL students and it is a great way to spend a lesson. Free resources included!
At times we all need something to get us through the day, as teachers that tends to happen when the coffee machine has broken down. Try these quotes in case of such an emergency! We all need to energize ourselves from time to time, so take a moment to read these quotes from some of…
As the School year (or years) progresses, as the work starts to pile up, as summer starts to seem like a lifetime ago we all get tired. Teachers are not quite yet super human, despite most of us trying our best to aim for that. I have gathered a selection of advice from better educators than me, that might help to put that spring back in your step
Virtual Reality ( VR) is great for schools. It needs great planning and implementation but The chance for students to go into VR and visit a museum, or walk on a virtual planet, or even better come face to face with a VR dinosaur. Those are learning experiences that are beyond compare. Here are some of the best ones.
I can’t remember when i exactly started wanting to do something different, but i remember when i decided to do something about it. It was watching as my class sat quietly and did worksheets in my lessons on a Friday,
Although a very safe activity if done properly it is worth being aware of some issues to make sure your class is both safe and happy when using this. In this post you will find the tips and procedures i use to make sure this happens.
I have also included some things to be aware of when you have to justify using VR in the classroom.
The answer to this is impossible to give generically, though its not gonna stop me trying, it will depend on budget, purpose, space and much more