This post is part of EdublogsClub. This week’s prompt is my favourite tools.

A few weeks ago I saw this tweet from edublogs

My answer is #poundlandpedagogy. I discovered this hashtag when I was volunteering in Brighton Museum and became curious. I found an article about Poundland Pedagogy on hertsforlearning.co.uk. It turned out that I was already doing Poundland Pedagogy using found objects and charity shop purchases. In my Brighton Museum role I was creating learning games to be used in the school workshops. I made a dress your own wooden spoon doll exercise using cheap wooden spoons and fabric remnants from my university. I won a voucher after nominating a colleague for student employer of the year so I used that for buying an mp3 of rain/storm sound effects and speaker for a campfire activity.

I’m frequently doing stuff like this…

I thought I’d share a photo of some of the things I have collected from budget stores, charity/thrift stores alongside my Chromebook and stationery. I made the lightbox on the left from a broken storage box, tracing paper and discarded Easter fairy lights. I’m very happy with my The Thinker Game, 642 Tiny Things To Write About and Make Your Own Movies kit – I got them all from charity shops.

My favourite tools are everything.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Nina,

    Love your enthusiasm! It’s great the way you embrace different tools.
    Aren’t charity shops fun? Looks like you’ve come across some real goodies.

    Thanks for taking part again!
    ~ Kathleen

  2. Hi Nina,
    Thank you for sharing such an inspiring article. I will write my own, thanks to yours, based on very simple and small stuff I love to see my young students to glue or fix with “bostik” on their writing notebooks, so that sometimes they look to be “tridimensional” and strongly motivating for them to write.

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