‘Grade 7 E-Day June 2017’ A really inspiring post from Anthony Peters from Parklands College

This is another amazing guest post from Anthony Peters @apeters522, Anthony is a very innovative English High School teacher from Parklands College in CapeTown, who delights in using technology in his High School English classes very creatively. We are always very happy when Anthony submits a post to us. You can view his 14 previous posts on our blog via the ‘Anthony Peters’ label https://goo.gl/3We6is  under Quick links on the right side. “E-days have always been something...

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‘PCI Crime Scene Investigation.docx’ A great guest post from Anthony Peters from Parklands College

This is another guest post from Anthony Peters@apeters522, a very innovative English High School teacher from Parklands College in CapeTown who delights in using technology in the classroom creatively. We are always delighted to publish posts by Anthony. You can view all his previous posts on our blog via the Anthony Peters label under ‘Quick links’ on the right side. Lesson objectives “For the last two weeks, the grade 7 learners have been involved in a Parklands College Investigati...

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‘Vivacious Visual Literacy!’ An innovative assessment task for Grade 9 Visual Literacy by @apeters522

This is another lovely guest post from Anthony Peters @apeters522 who is an innovative English teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town. In previous posts Anthony shared two exciting activities Shakespeare QR code Scavenger Hunt Assessment and ‘Awesome Aurasma – teaching the different forms of humour to a Grade 9 class’ In this latest post below he shares on assessing Visual Literacy using ‘Mission Impossible’ and an ever-enthusiastic school staff! Th...

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‘Awesome Aurasma’ – an AMAZING lesson from @apeters522 on teaching the different forms of humour to a Grade 9 class using Aurasma

This is another guest post from Anthony Peters (@apeters522) who is an innovative English teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town. In a previous post Anthony shared his very successful Shakespeare QR code Scavenger Hunt Assessment activity done with Grade 9 students.  This week we asked if he would share his lesson using Aurasma, the amazing, free,  augmented reality app (for both iOS and Android devices)  that can bring life to lessons.  Thank you for your great sharing Anthony a...

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An innovative approach to assessment – Romeo & Juliet QR Code Treasure Hunt at Parklands College (by Anthony Peters)

This is a guest post from Anthony Peters (@apeters522) who is an innovative English teacher from Parklands College in Cape Town. SchoolNet noticed his tweets about their English Department’s proposed Shakespeare QR code Scavenger Hunt Assessment activity with Grade 9 and asked  if he would be willing to share this with us as a guest post after the event. We’re thrilled at the result. Thank you Anthony! The QR Scavenger Hunt Assessment idea The awesome English Department at Parkland...

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Lesson ideas #4: Introduce your young students to digital citizenship

submitted by Fiona Beal It is important to start teaching about Internet safety, digital citizenship, and digital footprints when students are quite young, so I started with a Grade 2 and a Grade 3 class last week. 1. Familiarize yourself with Digital Citizenship  There are plenty of excellent resources available on the Internet. Read through them and make notes for yourself. a) A must-have list of resources on digital citizenship for teachers b) 13 digital citizenship terms teachers need to ...

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Lesson ideas #3: Use PowerPoint to make a 3D museum to present a task (Gr 5-7)

This idea comes from a lovely shared resource from the Simple K12 Learning Community which I have elaborated on. The aim of the lesson The aim of the lesson is for the students to recall their knowledge on a Unit they might have learned about in class or a project task they have been given. They would create a PowerPoint 3D museum with different rooms, with animations,  showing what they have learned and they would present this to the rest of the class. Preparation Following the suggest...

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Lesson ideas #2: Use PowerPoint to make an animation for learning about weather Grade 3

This is a lovely lesson idea that I heard at a TeachMeet. It was presented by Megan Skelly from Hudson Primary School in East London. I tried it out with a Grade 3 class and the students absolutely loved it.  This is an example of one of the slides that a student created. The aim of the lesson The aim of the lesson is for the students to recall their knowledge learning about the four seasons. They would create a PowerPoint with animations showing the characteristics of the seasons. Prepar...

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Lesson Ideas #1: A lesson idea on using VideoNot.es to summarise online videos

Submitted by Fiona Beal In this scenario I would like to teach a Grade 8 or 9 class how to easily summarise a video using the fantastic free, online application VideoNot.es. Preparation Ensure that each student has a Google ID so that they can link Videonot.es to their Google Drive which comes with a Google ID. (All free!) Create a presentation on VideoNot.es to show your students. Locate the online video URL you wish to use. In my case I want the students to create their own blogs in our next l...

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