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Easter holidays - time for church and/or chocolate...and revision!

The Easter holidays are a mixed blessing. Whether you celebrate the religious holiday itself or not, it marks a holiday period for most schools. A time to eat chocolate, relax and meet with family. But for many students it is also a key holiday which gives them time to revise ...

Tailoring your curriculum to your school and pupils

Whatever country you are in, whichever school type/key stage/year group you work in, and whatever subject you specialise in, you will always be reviewing curriculum across your school. Whether it involves changes from on high - new governments love to introduce new curricula, don't they?! - or whether you need ...

To mark or not to mark? That is the written feedback question

There are a number of schools now who have made massive changes to their marking and feedback policy - most notably to change it to just a feedback policy. In simple terms this means that teachers are more free to provide feedback to students in a way which suits them ...

Providing education beyond the school walls with Kinteract

Despite reports to the contrary, if you read some educational technology articles, there are very few people who would say that teachers should be replaced by computers or online learning only. Nothing can replicate the relationships which happen in classrooms and adequately provide every skill and piece of knowledge across ...

Enabling independent students at secondary school

Secondary students tend to feel that they are now all grown up. They want to take more control of their learning although it might not always seem that way! Often teachers find ways to enable this independence in the classroom via choices of output or pupil voice across the school ...

The Power of the Hashtag in Assessment

How do you harness the power of the hashtag in school? Read our blog to find out how Kinteract and hashtags could solve all of your school evidencing needs and help your assessment all in one.

Broad, balanced curriculum while reducing workload - can schools really have it all?

If you want to focus assessment across a broad and balanced curriculum then Kinteract is the perfect platform. Read the blog to find out why.

Did you buy the bling at BETT?

Last week at the Excel Centre in London the annual BETT show took place. An opportunity for those all over the world with an interest in educational technology to come together and see what companies are offering and also to network with their peers and pick up ideas from teachers, ...

Truly formative assessment - the role of "next steps" as part of the assessment cycle

I have been working with assessment for a few years now and have made the move from levels to no levels/pseudo levels and new tests and all the other red tape that follows. Systems have made adjustments of course but Kinteract is the first system I have seen that puts ...

Assessment with a difference - adaptive learning journeys throughout the key stages

Since 2014 you have probably heard the term “assessment without levels” more times than you can count on all fingers and toes, and probably way more than that. A terrifying opportunity it was really for many. No major support in place and everyone else was either panicking internally despite their ...