Monthly Archives: May 2012

Socrative

Created using Skitch by Evernote.

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Having seen various rather expensive looking bits of kit beginning to appear in schools to allow quick votes and more, it is good to see this little app which seems to run happily on the classroom pcs as well as the iPads. Simply set up a ‘room’, tell your students where you are and you are ready to do quick votes, multiple choice
And other variations. This is one I’ll certainly be using.

http://www.socrative.com/

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Interactive Images

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Just came across this and it looked interesting.  It might be useful as a front face when we are trying to distribute linked resources. In some ways it rather reminded me of touchscreen explorer (so that really ages me).

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Accountability

As for accountability of teachers and administrators, Sahlberg shrugs. “There’s no word for accountability in Finnish,” he later told an audience at the Teachers College of Columbia University. “Accountability is something that is left when responsibility has been subtracted.”
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As it seems that the USA is taking the accountability model to ridiculous extremes, it’s little wonder that some folk are looking at alternative systems which seem to be getting results despite seeminrremaking remaking much of the received wisdom from on high. An interesting and thought-
provoking article

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Adapting to life with iPad

Like nearly everyone I’ve spoken to, my reaction to the iPad has been immensely positive. The difference between using this and my old laptop which fell over several times a day or simply told me that this or that programme was not responding (and would I like to report it?) is striking.

What advice would I give to new users? For a start, keep a note of every new log in and password. I know you think each one is memorable, but after a couple of days of finding new toys with each one needing to be registered or linked, you’ll be glad you did it.

One of my first discoveries was that I could photograph my page of hand written notes for this and save them straight into Evernote. I was simply amazed to find that this fantastic app can search my writing to find the bit I want.

I am struggling though to create a mental map of how things fit together and where stuff is kept. Sorting this out is necessary for my own peace of mind!

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