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PowerPoints for Teachers and How to Create Good PowerPoint Slides

Delivering effective and engaging presentations is an art form, to the point that failure to do so has earned its own moniker in the business world—’ death by PowerPoint’. If […]

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Simple Maths Tricks and Tips for Getting Faster at Maths

Ask a group of students which subject they find the most challenging, and, often, maths will be one of the responses you hear most.  It could be because of the […]

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Differentiation in education to help students requiring additional support

Understanding differentiation in education Within each classroom, you’ll find a variety of preferred learning styles and ability levels. Some children will work better in quiet concentration, while others will thrive […]

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Applying Learning Through Play Theories to the Curriculum

Neuroscience has shown that the area of the brain responsible for cognitive processing and memory is developed through play. Clearly, structured play can be a powerful asset in our learning […]

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St Kieran’s College upgrades its classroom technology with ActivPanel 9

St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny is the oldest Catholic secondary school in Ireland. The all-boys school strives to give each of its 800 students the best learning experience possible, so […]

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How can technology be used for instant assessment?

With so much disruption to education over the last several years, accurate information about a student’s current level of understanding is especially crucial to ensuring all students achieve their full […]

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Tools to unite summative and formative assessment

To understand how to unite summative and formative assessment it’s important to discuss not just how they differ, but how they are alike. They both assess student progress, of course. […]

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Social Skills for Kids and How to Teach Them

In your role as a teacher, not only are you required to teach children from the National Curriculum, but you are also expected to take part in socialising them and […]

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Top 5 challenges for MAT IT departments

Despite the obvious benefits of greater collaboration, engagement, and creativity, there are challenges when it comes to implementing edtech successfully. This is particularly true for multi-academy trust (MAT) schools, where […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Play-Based Learning

Children develop quickly in their early years, and their experiences between birth and age five significantly impact their future education, so it’s crucial to nurture their interests and passion for […]

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Types of summative assessment and formative assessment

“When the cook tastes the soup, that’s formative. When the guests taste the soup, that’s summative.” Robert E. Stake, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Illinois Formative assessment […]

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Top 6 Welcome Back to School Activities After Christmas

After taking some time away from school, getting your students back into learning can be a challenge. After all, they’ve spent the last few weeks playing with toys, spending time […]

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Accessibility in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide

Creating accessible learning environments for all students is crucial for students’ development. An inclusive classroom allows children to build and maintain friendships, supports all students, and makes them more well-rounded […]

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How to Upgrade Your Classroom Technology on a Budget

Technology is intrinsic to schooling: from streamlining processes to increasing student engagement, there are countless benefits to leveraging ed-tech in your classroom. With this being said, investing in new education […]

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Life Skills for Children: How to Teach Transferable Skills in the Classroom

The role of a teacher extends beyond helping kids prepare to pass tests and gain qualifications. School is a significant part of kids’ socialisation processes, and their experiences at school […]

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How To Improve Behaviour In Schools: A Teacher’s Guide

As a teacher, one of the most critical aspects of your role is improving and managing behaviour in schools. Poor behaviour can be a significant cause of stress for teachers […]

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Top Christmas Activities for Schools

As December rolls around the corner, you might wonder what fun Christmas ideas you can bring into your classroom. From interactive maths games to creative crafts, this guide presents a […]

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How to Engage EAL Students in the Classroom

Teaching students with English as an additional language can be one of the most rewarding things you can do, but it’s not without its challenges. One of the most difficult […]

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Improving Teacher Knowledge of Technology in the Classroom

With technology advancing at such a quick rate, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest edtech and software. Adjusting to these changes and maximising the use of […]

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How to Use Technology for Teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL)

As a teacher, you play a crucial role in modelling children’s use of the English language in written and spoken forms to benefit their academic achievement. Putting this into practice […]

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The Best Interactive Whiteboard Games for Preschool Children

In today’s digital age, interactive whiteboard games have become an invaluable tool for engaging and educating preschool students. These games offer a unique blend of entertainment and learning, allowing young […]

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ActivPanel Portfolio Guide

ActivPanel Portfolio Guide

We have one goal—to make education technology more powerful and more useful every day. By understanding exactly what you need in the classroom and tailoring the tech to make your […]

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What Are the 4 Cs of Education?

Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication – these four essential skills, often referred to as the 4 Cs of education, have become a fundamental framework for students in academic settings […]

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Classroom differentiation: Ability, readiness, and interest

As a key part of classroom differentiation, teachers should establish their pupils’ learning readiness, interest, and abilities. Scoring learner profiles in these three areas arms teachers with the best strategy […]

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