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Exploring our Teeth with Clips

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Apple Clips is quickly becoming one of my favourite creative apps to use in class. Recently with Year 4, we have been using it to explore our teeth and how they differ to other animals. I love how creative my pupils are with it and how it helps them demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a fun and engaging way.

Check out some of their work here:



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Solving Problems with Shadow Puppets Edu

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Technology can be such a powerful tool to allow children to showcase their learning in creative ways. Especially for children who may not be able to articulate their ideas and learning as written text. Technology, such as the iPad, can remove these barriers allowing children to achieve.

Recently, we have been using technology to allow children to document their problem solving in maths. A fantastic FREE app for this is Shadow Puppets Edu.

Here was the problem set for the children:


This is what the children produced through Shadow Puppets Edu.



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Avengers Audio Descriptions

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I recently discovered a bit of a game changer when it comes to accessing engaging texts to use in class, see the video here:


It has inspired an incredible English project where we deconstructed the model text from the film before writing and performing our own audio descriptions over one of my favourite clips from Infinity War.
Here is an example of the finished efforts from our pupils:

There are so many possible ways in which this idea can be adapted to different films with audio descriptions. If you're interested in more detailed tutorials to create this, sign up to MrPICT.com.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have added the option to subscribe directly through the website. There is also the option to subscribe as a school so your whole staff can access all the training videos and content.

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Exploring Our Digestive System

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Last half term, Year 4 were looking at Digestion. As always, I wanted to explore how technology can be used to enhance learning and allow them to creatively share what they have learnt.

There are some fantastic consumer apps that can help with this including the fantastic Curiscope Virtuali-tee app I have previously blogged about here.


For a more in-depth tutorial for this tool, including an exclusive discount code to subscribers, click here.

There is also a fantastic Google Expedition that links to the Digestive System which allowed the learners to jump inside the body to learn about each part of the digestive system and the job it does. Again, you can access an in-depth tutorial through MrPICT.com here.
Once we had used these consumer apps to acquire knowledge, I wanted my students to use the technology to create content to show what they have learnt. This is what my pupils created using a range of apps such as Doink Greenscreen, Apple Clips and Shadow Puppets Edu.

I have posted exc…

Why do we edit and filter our selfies?

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This was a digital literacy lesson I did with Year 4 last week:


I have also posted a more in-depth step-by-step tutorial for what we did and how we did it exclusively for the supporters of my Facebook page. You can access this and everything else on MrPICT.com by clicking the picture below:

Class 4A's Guide to Social Media Apps

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I think Social Media is a tool for good. Unfortunately, at the minute not everyone is using it positively. It comes down to choices. In 2019, we don't have a choice about using social media, the choice we make is how well we do it.

Just this week the DFE announced that lessons around mental well-being linked to the internet and social media will be compulsory next year. I have been saying this needs to happen for the past few years. I do think education is crucial to prevent the issues we are seeing around mental health, screen addiction and relationships.

Over the past few weeks, I have been working with my year 4 class to learn more about some of the social media apps they are aware of. I wanted to cover both the positives and negatives and make children aware of how to stay safe and act responsibly when they are old enough to use these tools.

The genre in English was non-chronological reports and the children looked at three subheadings of:

What is it?What are the dangers/risks?T…

Access thousands of questions for free through LBQ

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I am a huge fan of technology that can not only enhance learning but save me time. Over the past year or so, the one tool that has stood out has to be Learning By Questions.

There is a paid element to the tool, which I think is well worth the money. I will explore these features in more detail in the near future. In this blog post, I just want to explore what you can access through Learning By Questions for FREE by simply signing up. I posted this video exploring the thousands of questions you can access to support learning in English, Maths and Science:


For more information on the exclusive CPD content you can access as a supporter of my facebook page, watch this:


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