At Sandringham School, we have had a one-to-one device policy in place for a number of years. This has transformed the learning landscape for teachers, students and parents, allowing them to undertake time-shifted and place-shifted learning. Effectively, the school reach has been extended by student’s ability to access digital resources in traditional classrooms, on the move and at home.
Our approach to blended learning seeks to promote excellence in classroom teaching using traditional and non-traditional media. Facilitating blended learning in our classrooms enables our student’s learning to extend beyond the classroom with online resources, independent study, collaboration and flipped learning approaches.
Tools to facilitate Blended Learning
Online Instruction (e.g. MathsWatch, Khan Academy, Linguascope, YouTube)
Collaboration (e.g. social media, blogs, Google Docs)
eBooks and Learning Platforms (Kerboodle, Dynamic Learning, Britannica, MOOCs)
Learning Apps (e.g. Duolingo, Explain Everything)
Revision and testing (e.g. SAM Learning, Quizlet, Memrise, Gojimo)
Curating resources (e.g. QR Codes, Shared Drives)
Creative projects (e.g. iMovie, ToonDoo)
Our Blended Learning Apps Toolkit is a useful resource for students, parents and staff alike. It provides a comprehensive list of recommended apps available to freely download on any platform. These are organised by learning function and students are asked to have these apps available on their devices to support learning. A copy of our latest toolkit can be downloaded below.