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Toolkit Talks: Social and Emotional Learning

This Toolkit Talks video covers social and emotional learning.

Professor Steve Higgins, of Durham University and Camilla Nevill from Education Endowment Foundation discuss research into the social and emotional aspects of learning and how this is implemented in teaching practice.

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Students Who Just Say NO

Students who refuse to follow instructions are among the most challenging disruptions in the classroom. Leading behaviour for learning expert Bill Rogers demonstrates how to deal with the student who says "no", retain classroom control and overcome the issues.

Students Who Fiddle With Objects

In this video from Osiris Educational Bill Rodgers discusses his experience of doodling in class as a pupil, and how best to deal with pupils who are distracted by objects in lessons.

Arrogant Lateness

Leading behaviour expert Bill Rogers describes some reliable techniques to address lateness and to minimise its impact.

Itching for more

Designed for students who have advanced through Scratch and are ready for additional challenge, this resource explores Build Your Own Blocks (BYOB) as a tool for learning modular programming using procedures. 

After examining, briefly, the history of the computer and the Turing Test as a measure of their...

Starting from Scratch

Scratch is widely used in primary schools to teach children basic programming. This resource goes deeper, making use of the familiar Scratch environment to take students deeper into programming concepts such as:

  • Algorithm design
  • Parallel and sequential instructions
  • Event-driven...

I love my smartphone

Mobile app development is an engaging way for students to learn programming and interface design as many do, indeed, "love their smartphone".

This complete learning package teachers the origins and development of the smartphone, helping them to appreciate the amount of technology packed into their pocket. It...

Divide and conquer

This activity provides a mathematical problem that is solved in a simple way. It relates to the way algorithms are used in search engines and links to problem solving in maths. The context is that of Santa trying to find his socks in one of 1024 boxes, which a...

Quantum Key Distribution

Produced in 2015, these resources look at the development of encoding messages and how technology and science has developed to allow us to keep messages secure. Looking at unintuitive quantum properties of light, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principal and entanglement, students will see how keys can be shared to...

Graph paper programming

The video explains the purpose of the activity which is to help students understand the principles behind coding. This is an unplugged activity meaning that students understand the computing principles without the use of a computer. By programming one another to draw pictures, students begin to understand what...

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