Luckily they are all around us working away in our school and classrooms, up and down the country in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and in my job I get to meet these people and have the privilege to work with them. I would like to share with you some their work which you can freely download from the Innovative Teachers Network (ITN).
All of these teachers have used the ITN as means to develop their use of technology in the classroom. If you are looking to develop your use of technology then looking at the work of these teachers is an ideal place to start.
You can find their work on the Innovative Teachers Network, Once you have signed in, click the Learning Resources Tab and select Virtual classroom Tours, you can then scroll down the list to find them.
*If you are accessing the Innovative Teachers Network for the first time you will need to register, this is completely free and will you give access to huge variety of resources and information.
Pupils learn how bath bombs work in order to create their own design. They will then create their own virtual business as an ‘Apprentice’ type of competition where pupils will be ‘hired’ if they win.
Battery Hens are rescued and helped by the students to a new life ,they explore the big picture and students complete an activity to produce their own video or audio podcast Peer assessment is then used to evaluate and assess the students progress in groups.
Pupils carry out a Chromatography experiment acting as real Forensic Scientists in a role play in which a crime scene has been set up. They report their conclusions in a number of ways including Photo Story
The aim of this activity is to allow students to be creative thinkers. They are asked to use their imagination and intellect to generate ideas, insights and solutions to find a culprit and solve a crime. Students work in teams, evaluating a range of sources and evidence to eliminate suspects, reaching an informed decision on who they believe to be the culprit.