QuiverEDU Ambassador: Jonathan Jones


Jonathan Jones

Twitter ID: @MrJ1199
Class Twitter: @CGPrimary
Class/School Website:www.cwmglasprimary.org





Bio:  I qualified as a teacher in 2009 after completing a degree and PGCE. I really enjoyed my time in school and the opportunities that arose to work with children during my degree. Since then, I have become subject co-ordinator for ICT, Science, and PE. I have used augmented reality as a way of enhancing experiences for children, giving a different way to display their work and also as a stimulus at the start of an activity.

Your Favorite Quiver Resource: I have really enjoyed using the fireworks picture. Children have created poems based around bonfire night, the gunpowder plot, etc. They have then used the page to write their poem into space at the top. Children are amazed when their work is completed to see the fireworks come to life around their poem.
Your Motto or Your Class’s Motto: Work Hard, Have Fun, Be Nice!
What is your favorite teaching moment? My favorite moment is a picture I took in one of the first schools I worked at. There was a child in the class who I was told could not focus, and would not complete any work. I have a picture of him using his fingers to count by touching his chin, with a look of ultimate concentration on his face. That picture proved to me, exactly why I wanted to get into teaching.
Why do you use Augmented Reality in your classroom? I feel Augmented reality is a great way to engage children with the work they are completing. It is a great way to display work, but also grab hold of the children from the offset as a stimulus.
Why did you want to become a Quiver Ambassador? I have used the pages on quiver for a number of years since it was launched as ColAR Mix. Children are always amazed that pictures they create can come to life and I would enjoy spreading the word of what is a great and developing app.
How do you share Quiver’s Resources with other educators? I have shared Quiver with teachers in school through ADDS sessions, but am looking to expand into sessions with other schools during the upcoming year.
Have you presented Quiver’s Resources at a workshop or conference? Only to School staff during an after-school session.

Title of Lesson or Activity:  Sense Poetry

Grade Level:  Year 3 – Year 6
Subject or Topic: English
Duration: 60 minutes
The Objective of Lesson/Activity: Create a poem using the 5 senses
Standards that the Lesson/Activity Meets: 
  • Writing Across the Curriculum – Organising ideas and information – Meaning, purposes, and readers.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum – Organising ideas and information – Structure and organization.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum – Writing Accurately – Langauge Writing Across the Curriculum –
  • Writing Accurately – Handwriting, Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling.
Materials Needed for Lesson/Activity:
Children will work in groups. On whiteboards, children will note down ideas that they have for the five senses (sight, smell, taste, feel, hear) that they may find at a fireworks display. Children will then use paper to create their own senses poems using the ideas they gathered. They will follow the structure – I can smell…, I can see…, I can taste… Children can then be encouraged to add adjectives, verbs, adverbs to add extra detail to their poems. Once children are happy with their completed poems, they will write them onto the Quiver Firework page. Children can then color in the page, before seeing their work come to life using the Quiver App.
Key Vocabulary:
  • Senses
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Nouns
  • Adverbs
  • Description,
The teacher can monitor throughout the activities. Children can be given Success Criteria checklists to see that they are including nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
Notes, Suggestions, Tips, etc…
Children should be given a chance to write their poem, before adding extra details. Children can work together on whiteboards to come up with the ideas.