Super easy PDF commenting for better collaborative reading and comprehension

In recent years lots of teachers would have spotted students developing the habit and tendency to skim read online and the shallow comprehension skills that follow. In Economics we constantly give students resources to read over to supporting their thinking and their understanding of case studies, yet many students will read too quickly and superficially … Continue reading Super easy PDF commenting for better collaborative reading and comprehension

Blogging about the 1:1 Classroom – Personal Learning Networks

Last week I attended a workshop which ran a small demonstration about personal learning networks. Personal learning networks are a tool to help teachers think outside of the box and to gain new ideas about teaching and learning beyond the confines of their school. For more information have a read of this post by Kim … Continue reading Blogging about the 1:1 Classroom – Personal Learning Networks

Brainstorming and Collaboration – Bubbl.Us and Prezi Meeting

Collaboration is an important aspect of any 21st century classroom, and there are numerous tools to help you develop these skills with students. If you are thinking of doing brainstorming or mindmapping activities with students there are lots of clear applications to use that will support student learning. I was prompted to write this after … Continue reading Brainstorming and Collaboration – Bubbl.Us and Prezi Meeting

Extended Response Writing using Google Docs

The writing of extended responses is an important skill that Economics students need to acquire and develop throughout the two year course. I always try to use collaborative approaches and scaffolds to assist students writing skills. My favourite digital approach for developing these writing skills is to use a collaborative google doc. Traditional Approach - … Continue reading Extended Response Writing using Google Docs

Teaching Trade Blocs and Economic Integration

I find the the topic of economic integration an interesting part of the syllabus. As the world becomes more and more globalised, economies are becoming more integrated. According to the World Trade Organisation, International Trade has grown nearly every year since 1991 with a few exceptions. The most recent data suggests international trade will likely … Continue reading Teaching Trade Blocs and Economic Integration