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I am a teacher in ICT and Design & Tech in a very small school.

Magic Pen Story Starters. This page contains a number of story starters which can be used for the Magic Pen activity (or as a stimulus for creative writing). 1) Paul was bored.

Magic Pen Story Starters

It was halfway through the summer holidays and he was fed up, so he decided to go exploring. He climbed up to the top of the stairs, when he saw a door which had never been there before. He went in and in the middle of the room was a strange purple box. It had a picture of a magic wand on the front. SupplybagSupplybag. Picture the scene: you’ve had a 9am call from the supply teacher agency, or from the school, asking you to do some last minute supply teaching.


Not hopeful of any work that day, you’re still in bed. You forgot to ask which year group. You grab a banana and you’re off. You arrive to find no planning. Resources and activities. The resources and activities on this page will help you teach global issues, and includes activity sheets, links, videos, lesson ideas and much more.

Resources and activities

There are also links to competitions. Quick menu PrimarySecondary Primary Brazil resources. Simon Haughton's website: ICT Lesson Plans and Ideas. I wanted to get Year 1 and Year 2 children to create their own multimedia story books on the iPads.

Simon Haughton's website: ICT Lesson Plans and Ideas

Although this would seem like a fairly straightforward aim, the amount of preparation that I ended up doing to ensure that the children were given an appropriate level of challenge and the finished books were all of a high quality was quite a bit so I felt that I should blog about it. The most child-friendly e-book authoring app available for iPads is Book Creator so this naturally felt like the most appropriate app to teach the children. What's nice about it is that it allow you to create a fixed-layout book (some e-book authoring apps don't have this option) and offers just the right amount of formatting tools so as to not be too confusing for young children.