Monday, 31 October 2016

Google Doodle Draw Game for Halloween 2016

It's Halloween, so my question to you is the following; "Have you played 'Magic Cat Academy' yet?"

Not sure what I'm talking about? Google has released this incredibly addictive mini game just for this years Halloween celebrations, and yes, it's extremely addictive!
If you are wondering what this little mini game looks like Check out this short little video:

Players must draw symbols using either a mouse or touchscreen to get rid of all the ghosts that slowly advance towards the main cat character Momo.

You'll need to draw the specific symbol floating above each ghoul's head to defeat them.

There are a number of symbols used in the mini-game, including horizontal and vertical lines and v shapes and combinations of these.

It not only has beautiful graphics in a simply, yet artistic style, but you play right within your browser on PC, MAC or Mobile! Although I must admit, Mobile is easier.

If you want to check out this fun little mini-game simply go to Google's Homepage and click on the play button!

Free Professional development Opportunity

The European Schoolnet might not be the first place most of us look for professional development, but in recent years and months they have been offering many great courses to further develop your skill set. 

Their most recent offerings are aimed at ict coordinators and it integration specialist and admins working in schools. Furthermore, these courses are all available for FREE! That's right! A free MOOC(Massive Open Online Course) which lasts for 6 weeks, each week focusing on a different aspect of ICT coordination and Administration in schools. 

This course will start the  28th November 2016 and will require a time investment on you part of about 3 hours a week.
If you are interested you can follow the link below to sign up!

You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.

Monday, 24 October 2016

How to use Edpuzzle - Engage Students Today and Flip your classroom

Flip your classroom today and use tools such as EdPuzzle to engage your students and prepare interesting and interactive Lessons.

I have used EdPuzzle throughout the school year and find it not only a powerful tool for student engagement, but it incorporates students feedback and many more!

In this Tutorial I will walk you through the features of Edpuzzle and show you how I use it in my Teaching practice to successfully 'flip' or 'blend' my learning!