12 Fun Gifs That Put the Technology into Education

The Modern Classroom

Nothing speaks Internet better than animated gifs! Once relegated to the ‘Internet Hall of Shame’, Animated gifs are totally back, and actually a really easy way to inject some fun into lessons and material. Try using Giphy, the animated gif search engine, to find the perfect piece of animated silliness to put into your next lesson. […]

22 Education Terms as Defined by Urban Dictionary

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The Urban Dictionary is the Internet’s tongue in cheek attempt at defining the English language. Community driven and open for all to contribute (credible or not) the Urban Dictionary aptly defines itself as: “A site where users attempt to mock and explain everyone and thing in life, under the guise of cynical quasi-intellectualism.  It should be both noted and […]

5 Signs You May Be Suffering from EdTech Fatigue…

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Using education technology in the classroom, from mobile learning with devices like tablets and mobile phones, to online quizzes, educational videos, collaborative learning resources and more, is a brilliant way for teachers to engage students and enhance the curriculum. But every now and then, for a variety of reasons, even edtech classrooms need a spruce […]

Recipe For The Perfect PLN

Recipe for PLN

A Personal Learning Network (commonly referred to as a PLN) is one of the most popular ways for modern teachers to reach out and get connected to other educators, whether this means keeping in touch with colleagues and friends or making new connections with other talented teachers across the globe. The very best PLNs facilitate […]

The 10 (EdTech) Commandments

Ten EdTech Commandments

1. Thou shalt not be afraid Sometimes using education technology in the classroom can be daunting. It is always tempting to stick to tried and tested lesson plans and faithful old textbooks, which have never let you down before. But the benefits to be gained from introducing technology into the classroom by far outweigh the […]

How NOT To Embed Technology Into The Classroom

How NOT To Embed Technology

The internet is full of articles advising schools and teachers on the best way to incorporate tech into their lessons. But what if you don’t want to? This article highlights some tips to help facilitate this neglected issue… Avoid technology as much as possible. If someone is showing you how to use something, look as […]

10 Uplifting Quotes From Comedian And Educator Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby is best known for his comedic work, the wildly popular sitcom The Cosby Show and the children’s cartoon Fat Albert. As well as being regarded as one of the funniest men ever, he is also a passionate educator, holding a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts. Bill Cosby has long advocated for […]

10 Creative Exam Papers That Will Make You Smile

Exam Papers

It’s nearing the weekend and it’s time to get light-hearted and have a bit of fun. Exams are no laughing matter, to write, to answer or to grade, but hopefully these ten exam papers will bring a smile to your face. Pulled together from students sharing their amusement online, these teacher questions will hopefully get […]

What Teachers Do – The “What I Really Do” Meme

What Teachers Do

What Teachers Do — You may have seen this meme peppering your Facebook feed over the past few days. The “What I Really Do” meme has taken off in popularity over the last week and there are plenty more on there way (for better or worse). Essentially six captions covering certain jobs from different perspectives, […]

10 Ridiculous Online Purchases To Geek Up Your Classroom

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Is your classroom at risk of becoming stale, uninteresting or god forbid boring? There are many options to remedy this, but most will involve a lot of effort and hard work. And that doesn’t sound like much fun does it? So here is our shortcut list of ridiculous items you can buy online to put a little […]