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Learning Matters Online Welcome to Learning Matters, now part of SAGE Learning Matters books are now available to buy or inspect through the SAGE website. This dedicated Learning Matters’ page replaces the Learning Matters’ website and has been developed to help you find your way around the SAGE website. You can find Learning Matters titles of interest to you by browsing using the left navigation side bar. Alternatively you can use the pink search box on this page to search for specific Learning Matters titles only. If you are a lecturer wishing to inspect a book, click on how to request an inspection copy on the left navigation side bar.

School Matters - Information for Teachers This site has been designed for use as a cross-curricular ICT tool for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Through a series of fun, interactive games and activities, children will learn about different food-related issues: food safety, diet and nutrition, farm to fork and food technology. Activities can be used on individual PCs or interactive whiteboard in a variety of lessons, including science, geography, PSHE and citizenship and design technology.

Write On Plastic Pocket Charts Check out this cool idea a reader submitted. It’s simple, but genius! If you use a pocket chart to hold vocabulary words, you can diagram them right on the pocket! Use an overhead marker or a whiteboard marker to diagram words onto the clear front pocket of the chart! This way, you can leave it up for the week while you’re focusing on a specific principle, and you don’t have to write on the word strip. Ptlls assignments This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help us to improve by giving us some insight into how the site is being used. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking some simple links.

Prezi vs Powerpoint « Classroom201X Best way to give a spectacular presentation? This was the first post I wrote about Prezi and it has remained popular. I’ve also written a post asking for suggestions using the tool, which you can find here. If you want to see some example Prezis I have embedded them into these posts: creativity, planning, any ideas? LSN ITQ ICT Skills - Teachers Teachers All these resources and examples represent the use of simple tools and techniques to create effective resources and succesful teaching and learning activities. Each project contains an introduction to the teachers involved and the skills and application developed.

Nik's QuickShout: iPhone for Speaking Homework Getting students to do speaking homework has always been quite a challenge, but for those students with smartphones we can now get them using free apps to practice and develop their speaking abilities. This speaking tasks requires the download of a free app called the VTR2 Video Recording Teleprompter from The app acts as a teleprompter which scrolls a text across the screen of your devices and records you speaking as you read the text. The app can be used on iPhone or an iPad with a camera. It's very simple to use. When you launch the app you see 3 buttons at the bottom of the interface. These are: 1. Equality and Diversity The University of Glasgow's Equality Statement: The University of Glasgow is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide a work, learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment. This section provides links to a number of resources relating to the different diversity strands - disability, race equality, sexual orientation - and how these relate to learning, teaching and assessment. Information about University of Glasgow policies and action plans can be found through the Equality and Diversity Unit.

Geoff Petty - Teaching Today Think of something you are good at, and I bet you learned it by self-assessment. That is, asking: What am I trying to do exactly?What went well and why?What went less well and why?How could I do better next time? The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that “more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.” Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online.

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