Edmodo where she shares almost all of the students 'Learning assignments'. Students can choose what programmes they want to use to show off their learning and share back to Edmodo. Children use the chat and messaging features purposely to discuss learning.
Some of the apps the students like to use are
They also use Google Sites for blogging and occasionally use Google Docs mostly on the computers rather than the iPad.
Christine still does handwriting with all of the students for 2 reasons
- Parents are concerned that students won't be able to write when they get to Secondary school
- Some of the students writing does need to improve legibility
Christine feels that she does a lot more marking in an e-Learning classroom, as students tend to finish work more quickly because they have typed it up once, had it edited and then they finish with the final product. But to balance that, Anna feels that she is so much freer in the class to work with individuals, pairs or groups as the students are so much more independent and self managing.