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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.
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!
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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.
For information and ideas re iPads in the Primary Classroom this is a great start.
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.
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Really interesting, real time, wind map of the USA showing the strength of the winds on the east coast …
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.
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.
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ICT for Teaching & Learning in Falkirk Primary Schools web site maintained by Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer for Falkirk Council Education Services has a really good post on BeeBots and logo.
This morning my PLN on Twitter (@oliverquinlan) informed me of this really interesting logo application – papert―logo in your browser … well worth a look at