I’ve just received our ‘School Report’ for the year from Class Dojo. The highlights include:
17 teachers in our school used ClassDojo
7 parents connected to our school
25 Story posts
1,628 moments celebrated
On Task was the most awarded skill
If you’ve never heard of Class Dojo before, it is an online tool for celebrating the success of your pupils. Incredibly for such a feature rich tool, it is completely free, and can be accessed from a PC or using the Class Dojo app on tablets. Continue reading
When I was first introduced to Book Creator several years back, I have to say I was a little indifferent. I couldn’t really see back then how it did anything different to other apps such as Keynote or Google Slides. How very wrong I was! Book Creator is now our most widely used app, and when used in conjunction with the accessibility features of the iPad (0r Android/Windows 10), it has allowed our pupils to communicate their thoughts in whole new ways. It is intuitive, and really does make the best of facilities such as the camera and microphone which are built in to the iPad.
We use Book Creator for:
e-portfolios of computing work
as a teacher tool for recording evidence in, for example, Forest Schools
maths lessons, for pupils to take evidence of achievements that are ordinarily tricky to record, such as creating 3d shapes
science lessons for taking photographs and describing
creating comic books
…and of course….making books. I put together an ‘Apps in a Flash’ video to showcase what can be done with Book Creator. I cannot recommend it highly enough.