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Short activities to start off maths lessons
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How to problem solve in Maths
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Maths SATs Organiser

Maths SATs organisersDo you struggle with identifying each child's areas of weakness in maths? Wouldn't it be great if you could let them decide on which topic they'd like to practise and then leave them to it. Child initiated learning at its very best! This fabulous tool from Mr Hammonds does just that.

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Blooms Action Words

Blooms Action WordsUsing Blooms action words to define what you want your pupils to achieve is a great approach to differentiated lesson planning. These verbs which are aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy help create discussion questions and lesson plans that ensure your students' thinking progresses to higher levels.

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Medicine Alerts from Amazon Echo

Fancy getting medicine alerts from your Amazon Echo? Well now you can if you're based in Hampshire, in the UK. Hampshire County Council have teamed up with Amazon to create a reminder system for pensioners in adult social care. The system, currently in trials, reminds them to take medication and also lets them know when their carer is due to visit. 50 pensioners are currently involved in the Amazon Echo trials which are due to continue into 2018.

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What is SEO?

What is SEO? You may have seen adverts where people promise to rank your website on the first page of Google. To do this, they use a technique called search engine optimisation (or SEO for short). This no-nonsense guide aims to explain what SEO means and give you lots of background detail on how it works.

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Internal links for SEO

One of the most important ranking factors is the number of links pointing to your site. Google looks at these links, determines their quality and ranks your website accordingly. So before your content can rank, it needs links. But which type of links are best - internal links or external?

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Evergreen Content for SEO

Evergreen content is always updated and always relevant; it is content that you write once and it keeps ranking for years. Like an evergreen tree that stays that way all year round, evergreen content never becomes tired or dated.

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Maven's Maths Mysteries

Mavens Maths MysteriesThe Maths Maven is always finding herself in the middle of a fun new mystery — and she counts on her "super sleuths" to crack the case. This website has 27 different audio visual maths puzzles for children across the KS2 age range. Each mystery focuses on a particular area of math reasoning and problem solving.

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Do Changes to Site Content affect SEO?

If you're making changes to your website, you should bear in mind the impact of those changes to your search engine rankings. As SEO is such a finely balanced and fast changing science. any changes that you make to your website could affect your position in the search rankings.

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Identify and Fix Google Penalties

If your site disappears from the Google rankings or slips down dramatically in the natural search results then you may have been hit by a Google penalty. Google applies spam actions to websites that go against their Webmaster Guidelines and this can have devastating results on your search visibility . This guide will show you how to fix Google penalties.

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Add Content to Google

So you want to add content to Google. How do you do it? Adding content to Google is a must if you want your website or app to show up in the search listings. Luckily, Google has made it easy to add content to their search engines. You don't need to be an SEO specialist to do this. The process is, in fact, quite simple.

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What skills does an SEO need?

SEO has many different facets and consequently requires a very varied skillset. Many people teach themselves SEO skills out in the field; coming at it from either a marketing or web development angle. But what skills does an SEO actually need? At its very basic level, search engine optimisation consists of three areas: structure, content and links.

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Maffy's Best Numbers

Maffy's Best NumbersMaffy's Best Numbers was written and produced by the Resources and Learning Development Unit in Bristol back in the 1980's with the help of local schools and teachers. It consists of maths related puzzles, problems, investigations and games that are suitable for children in primary and secondary schools.

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KS2 Maths Starters

Maths StartersThese resources are really useful for the KS2 maths class. Each of the resources share three things in common: you can generate an infinite number of questions, you get all the answers and they are completely free! You can use them for maths starters, for revision, as part of a carousel of activities or to print out for worksheets.

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Classroom Posters for Primary Maths

Primary Maths PostersHere are a selection of fabulous maths posters for the primary school classroom. Based on problems from the nrich site, they are well suited for display around the school to challenge more able children and to embed mathematical thinking around the school. The maths posters are for both KS1 maths and KS2 maths.

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Brain Rules for the Classroom

Brain rules for the classroomIn John Medina's book, Brain Rules, he outlines 12 big ideas that science knows about the human brain. These rules can be applied to teaching and education in general. As a teacher, if we aware of how the brain works and then put these rules into practise then our teaching practise will be more effective, resulting in better learning outcomes for our little learners.

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Scratch Extensions for KS2

Scratch extensions for KS2The popular programming language Scratch has now got a sister site called Scratch X. Scratch X contains lots of extensions to Scratch which allow it to do such things as control hardware and talk to external services on the internet. With Scratch X you can get Scratch to speak, control 3D environments and play synthesised music as well as controlling Lego EV3 robots and Roamers.

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Teaching Maths Using Robots

Sphero is a robot ball with several features that can be controlled through mobile apps, including computer programs that the students build. Sphero can roll at a given speed and direction for a given amount of time and it can light up in any color. Its really fun for the children to program and includes mathematical concepts such as angles, distance, speed and shape.

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Where to Submit Infographics

A great way to promote your website and to get links back to your site is by making an Infographic. But once you've made your infographic, which sites do you submit it to to gain the most exposure to your infographic? Also, which is the best software to make infographics with? This article explores the best way to both make and submit an Infographic for maximum exposure.

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Maths Problem Pictures

Maths Problem PicturesMaths Problem Pictures are about bringing mathematics to life with photographs. Striking photographs are combined with original questions and problems to challenge students at all levels. Although they are aimed at more able students, some of them will be accessible by primary maths students.

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Choosing The Right Marketing Voice

Does choosing the right marketing voice matter when communicating to prospective clients? I would suggest that it does. People feel comfortable when they read marketing material that is written in their own voice. Therefore it makes sense to work out who your audience is and then work out how they communicate to each other.

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Teaching Finance at Primary School

Teaching finance at primary schoolAccording to research, the average age that children start to purchase items online is 10. So we need to teach them about finanical matters. Luckily, there are resources available to allow us to do this. Cha-Ching is a financial education resource, designed to equip primary school children with the knowledge, skill and attitudes they need to make informed money decisions.

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Best Drones for School Use

Further to my article about using drones in schools, I've had a number of questions about which is the best drone to buy. Here is a look at the best drones on the market at the moment (2016) and their suitability for using in schools. Their prices range from £150 to £450 so there's something here to suit every budget and need.

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How to skip ads on ITV player for free

Skip ads ITV playerDo you want to skip ads on ITV player for free? If the answer to this question is a resounding YES then you've come to the right place.  As you may know, ITV do offer a subscription service which removes the ads on their player but this costs money. But there is another way.... in fact, there are two other ways!

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How to Create Higher Ranking Webpages

This article looks at the data behind the sites that rank #1 on Google and other search engines. What do they do that gets them to the number one position? How can you use their techniques to make your site rank higher than it currently does?

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The Importance of Questioning

The importance of questioningQuestioning is the key means by which teachers find out what pupils already know, identify gaps in knowledge and understanding and scaffold the development of their understanding to enable them to close the gap between what they currently know and the learning goals.

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How Could Bingo Be Used in Teaching?

Bingo in teachingBingo is a game that many of us think about as a pastime or hobby, but it can actually be really helpful in the real world. From keeping the elderly mentally active to helping our kids to learn, there are many uses for this game you may not realise. In this article, we’ll be looking at how it could be used as a teaching tool.

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Where are Raspberry Pi log files kept?

Raspberry Pi Log FilesThe log files on the Raspberry Pi can sometimes be a little tricky to locate. Different processes log data to different files on the Raspberry Pi so there are a number of places that you can look to find the log files that you need. Here is a list of the most important log files for the systems and for various applications.

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Why use Pinterest for Marketing?

Why Use Pinterest for MarketingPinterest is the world's most popular image sharing social media platform. It's members collect interesting visual content and share it online with anyone that is interested. Often overlooked in favour of the larger social networks, Pinterest has many things going for it as part of your marketing mix.

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Feed your neurotransmitters

Feed your neurotransmittersDid you know that you can influence your moods by changing your diet? Eating the correct types of food can make us more positive, give us focus and energy, help us to concentrate and control sugar cravings. There are a number of neurotransmitters in our bodies (serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine and norepinephrine) which are our brains chemical messengers and which are influenced by the foods that we eat.

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Writing complex SQL queries

Writing complex SQL queriesWhen you're given complex SQL queries to write which involve joins across many tables and several nested conditions, then it can seem a little intimidating, especially if you're not too confident or experienced with SQL syntax. This article shows you how to write a complex SQL query by breaking it down into simple steps and building it back up from there.

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OCR on Ubuntu 12.04

OCR LinuxScanning in an image and converting it to text is relatively straightforward in Linux provided you have the correct software installed. I plumped for Tesseract as it was reputedly the best command line OCR program but I also wanted to have a graphical user interface with it so I used gImageReader as a front-end to Tesseract.

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Problem Solving Activities KS2

Puzzleboxx is a collection of puzzles and problem solving activities suitable for upper KS2 children. Well suited for maths groupwork, they are arranged into visual, word based, practical, logical and lateral problems so there's something here to suit everyone's preferences and learning styles.

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HTML Projects for KS2

HTML Projects for KS2Those fabulous guys at Code Club have created some great resources to help KS2 children learn how to program in HTML and CSS. HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a language for describing and structuring web pages and CSS is used to style them. Young coders can save their code online, allowing them to access their webpages both at school and at home.

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Intel Primary Maths Resources

Intel Primary Maths ResourcesHere are a 24 interactive maths lessons, created by Intel, covering many areas of the KS1 and KS2 programme of study including number, statistics, shape & space and measure. They have also been added to the Primary Maths Resources section and sorted into the correct year group objective. The lessons include three elements - learn, test and review.

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Raspberry Pi Internet Enabled Security Camera

Raspberry Pi Internet Enabled CameraUsing the Raspberry Pi camera module, you can stream video both on your local network and across the internet. This means the video can be accessed anywhere in the world. Your Raspberry Pi will be transformed into a customisable video surveillance camera that you can place anywhere you want.

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Scratch on ipads

Scratch on ipadsAlthough Scratch isn't officially available on ipads (unlike its little brother Scratch Jr) there is another app that is based on the Scratch source code and runs on ipads. Pyonkee looks exactly like the Scratch interface, reduced to fit on the smaller ipad screen with a different set of characters.

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3D Pens in the Classroom

3D Pens in the ClassroomForget 3D printers in the classroom that take forever to print anything out. Imagine getting children to create 3D shapes immediately in a maths lesson by drawing them in the air! Or drawing 3D musical notes and passing them round to children to look at in a music lesson! All these things and more are now possible, at a reasonable price, thanks to the development of 3D pens.

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Laying the Foundations for Algebra

Laying the foundations for algebraAlgebra is about putting real life problems into equations and then solving them. Although formal algebra does not really start until Key Stage 3, primary schools can lay the lay the foundations for algebra in Key Stages 1 and 2 by providing early activities based on algebra from which later work in algebra can develop.

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Reading Bingo

Reading BingoGetting children to read for pleasure can be difficult. Reading seems such a passive activity, and they can quickly become restless and bored. The idea behind Reading Bingo is that they put these bingo cards in their home reading books, and when they've read a particular genre they get an adult/teacher to sign it off for them. If they get 4 in a row, they get a special prize!

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