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Site transfer

I will now post all forthcoming news items at http://www.scoop.it/t/ictopus. Please redirect any links to this new site … I hope you like it.

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November 14, 2012 Posted by | education, news | | Leave a comment

Switched on ICT in the Early Years

Rising Stars have added to their portfolio of ‘Switched on ICT’ with a set of well crafted activities for practitioners  working with children in the Early Years. Well worth a look.

November 12, 2012 Posted by | education, news | , , | Leave a comment

SGP145 is ready for collection

This week we have some feedback about Eddie Carron’s Literacy Toolbox from a teacher who has used it with her pupils. We follow this with a press release about SuperClubs Plus and a WOTW – Animals of the World. Finally, there is an offer we hope you can’t refuse!

The magazine can be downloaded from here. Log-in first then go to the SGP tab.

November 11, 2012 Posted by | education | | Leave a comment

PicLits

 PicLits.com?
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.

Thanks to Jo Badge for the ‘heads up’ on this.

November 7, 2012 Posted by | education, news | , , | Leave a comment

iPads in Primary Education

For information and ideas re iPads in the Primary Classroom this is a great start.

November 5, 2012 Posted by | education, news | | Leave a comment

New lesson2go from ictopus: 145 Maths 8-9: Sorting Numbers

In this activity children use a computer program to sort a set of numbers according to certain mathematical properties such as odd/even, prime, a multiple of, a factor of. The activity uses the Numbers game from the Naace primary website.

Please login here first, then access the activities via the lessons2go tab. To see this lesson select ‘Latest items’.

November 5, 2012 Posted by | education, news | | Leave a comment

US Wind map

Really interesting, real time, wind map of the USA showing the strength of the winds on the east coast …

October 30, 2012 Posted by | education, news | , | Leave a comment

#gtp2012

Is your class following the #gtp2012 hash tag on Twitter? It will lead them on an exciting adventure which began on 26th October and will end on 8th November. It details events, in real time, leading up to the plot to blow up the House of Parliament.

October 29, 2012 Posted by | education, news | | Leave a comment

SGP144 is ready for collection

We have two stimulating articles from Wales this week. Angela Thompson shares the innovative work she and her pupils have done with ipads and Mandy Peace tells us about an outdoor project with Primary PGCE students.

The magazine can be downloaded from here . Log-in first then go to the SGP tab.

October 21, 2012 Posted by | education, news | | Leave a comment