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#BookSnaps: 21st-century comprehension

In 2016, Tara Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) first had the idea of using Snapchat with her students as a platform for annotating, analysing and connecting with literature. Tara believes in “meeting students where they’re at” and using tools that they are already engaging with. How many teenagers use Snapchat? A lot! Since 2016, she has developed this… Continue reading #BookSnaps: 21st-century comprehension

Guest Blogging · Reading · Thinking Skills

Guest post: Developing a critical thinking process model for literacy (by Brett Healey)

Brett Healey is an experienced primary school teacher who previously taught in Australia and the UK before moving to Hong Kong. He is passionate about literacy and thinking skills and is undertaking a research masters degree in children’s writing experiences. Follow Brett on Twitter @MrBWHealey. The problem: Children struggle to make abstract worldly connections to events… Continue reading Guest post: Developing a critical thinking process model for literacy (by Brett Healey)

Child Development · Ed Tech · Individual Needs · Reading · Research Skills

Five handy iPad tips to support students

Apple has recently released the free Apple Teacher program. I would like to become an Apple Distinguished Educator at some point, but I’m not yet familiar enough with Apple products. The Apple Teacher program is a perfect introduction. To sign up, click here. The program offers two options: the iPad course or the Mac course.… Continue reading Five handy iPad tips to support students