Category: Half term topic


Are Game-Based Books The Future Of Reading?

Over the past few weeks, Newsanywhere has been covering gamification-based topics. Gamification means the application of game-based elements, in this case learning. It’s one of the hot education trends of 2013. Now, game-based learning is entering a new arena: Books. The idea is to make books more engaging in the digital age, and the idea…

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Gamification: When To Use It

This half term, we’re looking at gamification – the application of game-based elements to learning. It’s a one of the latest trends in education technology – but how should you adopt it? There’s no use applying education technology, let alone gamification, to a lesson just for the sake of it. Applying game-based elements to learning…

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Gamification: How And Why It Works

There are already many schools across the country using gamification. Rather than just being a buzzword at the BETT Show in recent years, it’s now a serious proposition. For those who are new to it, gamification is the use of game-based elements and mechanics in what are typical non-game environments. In this case, it’s learning….

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Gamification: Our New Half-Term Topic

Engaging pupils in learning for over six hours of the day. Save for lunchtime and breaks, this is the constant battle in the classroom between you and young attention spans. Then came along this new phenomenon: gamification. Still new to many, but being adopted by increasing numbers, it allows teachers to make learning more exciting,…

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Safeguarding: Free Resources

Safeguarding is one of the most relevant concerns when it comes to children using the internet. Children are spending more time on the Internet each year, and they are starting to use it at an earlier age. According to Ofcom’s 2012 report Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitude Report  PC/laptop/netbook internet use at home…

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Safeguarding: Our New Half Term Topic

Having spent the first half term of 2013 bringing you all you need to know about the flipped classroom, Newsanywhere now moves on to the next of our half-termly topics: Safeguarding. Why safeguarding? Well, as well as becoming one of the most significant changes to Ofsted inspections, the importance of safeguarding in schools has increased…

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The Flipped Classroom – Topic Round-up

So: We’ve just started the next half term – which means we’re about to start a new half-term topic! If you’ve been following our blog posts regarding this half term’s topic, the flipped classroom, here’s what you would’ve learned: 1. The flipped classroom is the perfect 21st century way of working for Generation Z. That’s…

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