STEM Festivities

STEM Festivities

As part of the “STEM festival” at school this week our Year 7 classes all had a session in their maths classes where they created “Mathematiclips” (stay tuned with that concept!!) An example: Equations with Angus Webster Creating...
QR codes for learning

QR codes for learning

QR is an abbreviation for  “Quick Response”. QR codes take you through to content when scanned. QR codes can be used effectively for many learning exercises. A QR Codes page has just been added to the blog and it explores: great things QR codes can point...
Notability Page UPDATED and enhanced

Notability Page UPDATED and enhanced

Notability came out as the best note taking app after a lot of testing and trialling. Since then it has been used at scale and we can write a whole lot more about the app, what can be achieved, the positives and negatives. How it can be used in learning and now we...
iPad Mounts and Microphones

iPad Mounts and Microphones

A new page exploring different types of mounts and microphones for iPads has been added tot he blog. It has been built from an earlier post and now includes options for microphone stands along with more links and options. Through to the iPads: Mounts and Microphones...
Twitter Page Added to Blog

Twitter Page Added to Blog

Twitter can be a superb tool for learning and professional development. It can also be really powerful in the classroom (and we will explore that soon!) For NOW the focus of this page is looking at a few Twitter basics; What, why, how! Twitter Basics: Most people...
Nearpod Page added

Nearpod Page added

NearPod is a great way to present with mobility and interactivity. It works across all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows and Web App) Presentations can be synchronised across devices and controlled by the presenter or be self paced “homework” exercises...
Base ICT use

Base ICT use

As it presently stands, technology enables a huge amount of innovative practice in education. There are some amazing application and uses for technology to really enhance the learning experience and is easily seen as a “value-add” BUT what does use of...
Integrated Learning Exercise

Integrated Learning Exercise

In 2103 Newington ran its first whole year group integrated task with a theme of Sustainability. The project ran for 4 weeks with all of year seven across nearly all subject areas and it culminated in a “Challenge Based Learning” activity. It was an great...