The Ginger Teacher

Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Teaching Children About Environmental Issues

Conservation is a very real issue in the world and a subject which is frequently in the news. Children need to be taught about the dangers facing our planet and it needs to be in a delicate and real way.  The duty to teach this thorny subject often falls to teachers and it can be tricky.  While we want children to understand the dangers and the trouble that the world is facing, we also don't want to scare them with graphic descriptions and details about dead animals!  Crafting such a delicate lesson takes a lot of thinking about. Some of the...

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Ways to use AR in the classroom

Ways to use AR in the classroom

  I have talked a few times before about how much I love augmented reality (AR) I think it is such a great way to bring technology into the classroom and enhance the  children's learning as well as engage them in experiences they would not normally be able to have. If you are unsure about what AR means check out my previous posts on the subject. Basically augmented reality is where a computer-generated image is superimposed onto the user's view of the real world. Thing about the Pokemon Go game that everyone went crazy for a while ago...For most of my AR activities I...

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Ever wanted to use reward tags and augmented reality in your classroom?

Ever wanted to use reward tags and augmented reality in your classroom?

Come join my exciting free training! I know how difficult behaviour management can be and it is so important to get it right from the beginning. If you have ever considered a new way to help the children make the right choices then reward tags might be the way forward for your class! This week I will be starting a special five day training to teach you wonderful people how to create your own reward tags and use them in your classroom. This isn’t any old training, you will be learning how to make interactive reward tags that use augmented reality to...

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The importance of an 'all about me' activity

The importance of an 'all about me' activity
Start back to school right, with an 'about me' activity! They really are important and not just time fillers!

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14 Ways to Use Cloze Sheets in Your Classroom

14 Ways to Use Cloze Sheets in Your Classroom

Do you use cloze sheet type printables (gap filling, find the word, whatever you like to call them) in your lesson? I really like them because they make sure the children are actually reading the text, they have to think about what the missing words could be and then they needs to choose the correct words for the sentence. Done well these types of exercises can be great learning tools. Sometimes just filling in the missing words on a worksheet can become a bit repetitive. So here are some ways to spice up a cloze sheet activity. Silly words Give...

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