Social teaching strategies: Edmodo online classroom software review.

Over the last three weeks I have been experimenting with Edmodo, a social learning network which enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication. While most schools have some form of online learning management system (LMS), Edmodo boasts streamlined communication with students, colleagues, and parents,

The situation:

I am currently teaching science and biology at a high school in the UK and see 13 different classes from … Read more

‘Stile’ engaging students in flipped learning activities

Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with the online software ‘Stile’ which engages students in flipped learning activities which can be easily modified for each class.This software was incredibly beneficial for my teaching to  improve classroom workflow, differentiate teaching pedagogy and provide feedback to students. From my experience I have found that

Stile helps enable modern pedagogy through:

  • Flipped learning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Visible thinking
  • Data-informed teaching
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Video resources: Colour and light

I am currently teaching a unit on waves and have stumbled across some incredible videos which I have found to be especially useful in the classroom. In this post I’d like to share some of the best videos which worked well with my classes:

How animals see the world. This is a great ‘starter video’ to stimulate student interest:

Refraction. This is a nice explanation that links refraction with the

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