Daily Tips

Daily Tech Tidbits #1

Each day, whilst the school is closed, I have been sending daily tips and advice to our staff to support with their online learning provision. Sometimes it is in response to common questions, and sometimes it is just great tips and tools. I’ve decided to share them in light of the ongoing global impact of Covid-19.

Hi All, 
The slidebook has been updated with ten more video tutorials and some new resources, with more being added today. I am delighted with how many videos, Flipgrids and Quizizzs I have seen set up already. 

There are going to be a number of emails being sent over the next few weeks, If that’s going to annoy you, or you need to organise more efficiently, then use the settings in gmail to move emails directly into a sub folder, you can learn how to do that here.

Anyway three things today:
Early Years (and Primary to some extent) : Numbots is now live, meaning you can now set a daily 5 minutes fluency practice for addition and subtraction. It begins very easily, but goes all the way up to double digit addition and subtraction. It is brand new, created by the team behind TT Rockstars, and in many ways is very similar. More information is in the Slide book. This resource can be used on a trial – and it is very affordable if you choose to extend.

EY and Primary: You probably knew this already, but when you set an activity on Seesaw, you can schedule it for in the future. This means you can set all your activities for the coming week in one go. Check the gif below to see how. Apologies, but you cannot schedule a normal ‘post to journal’ currently.


Secondary: Following a request, I looked into a good educational tool for annotating PDFs and came across https://www.kamiapp.com/an educational resource which allows you to draw, highlight and type over PDF files. When you sign up, you will get 30 days free, which allows for Google Classroom integration. It also has a super feature having the PDF read out to you. The interface is a little clunky, and students need to register to start annotating, but it could be a solution for some of you in the coming weeks. More information in the slides book linked at the top of the email.

Thanks, as always send me any questions you may have,


Home Learning Support – Covid-19

Hong Kong Schools have been closed since Chinese New Year, and we’ve had the opportunity to see what works and what doesn’t, but there is still a lot to learn

One of the first thoughts I had when hearing we would close to students, was that it was going to be okay, thanks to the numerous educational technology resources we have available to us. The difficulty was getting the information to staff in the right way, empowering our staff to take on the unprecedented challenge

And so I started with these slides:

It is had a great response and inspired me to share it across the world.

I keep adding to it as much as I can – so keep checking it for more information

If you want a version to edit – then please get in touch!