Classroom Carrots is a ‘unique’ new app that enables teachers to ‘easily’ and ‘immediately’ reward pupils with matching virtual and physical stickers. Each student is assigned their own avatar, a computer-generated, virtual identity, and when rewards are given out teachers simply drag and drop a virtual sticker on to the relevant avatar. Immediately the pupil’s name and reward flash up on the classroom whiteboard or computer. Pupils are then given the matching physical sticker, and if requested, an email can be automatically sent to parents to keep them informed. Read More
The appointment of Elizabeth Truss could divide opinion among the early years and childcare sector.
On the one hand the new minister for early years has at least shown an interest in tackling problems to do with the affordability and availability of childcare for families. In fact, you could say she has a keen interest in it.