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Is Minecraft Really Educational?

Minecraft in the Classroom

Call me cynical… but is Minecraft really educational or is it an attempt to make school look exciting? Well I was proved wrong by this interesting article in The Conversation  which highlighted that schools are now designing curriculum in the key learning areas to Minecraft…READ MORE… Find out how to align curriculum to Minecraft and……

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Making Technology Work

Technology, in its most basic form, can drive the best of us mad! And when you throw in ‘NEW’ technology, BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) Wireless programs and the protocols, constraints & restrictions of Education Departments, then you could have an’Epic Fail’ on your hands. Here’s ‘5 tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology’  by Josh Work,…

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

6 Creative Apps For Creative Writing -By Monica Burns -www.ClassTechTips.com I don’t know about you but many of my students find creative writing difficult, daunting & demoralising! They moan & groan and become anxious and unruly as soon as creative writing activities are announced. Now these students are usually motivated to participate & definitely have…

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