How We Made An Excellent Speaking Activity Even Better Last week I posted about an Excellent Speaking Activity, one that I learned from Paul Nation. Here’s an excerpt: He calls it the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity. In it, students line up (standing or sitting) facing each other. 69 Free or Open Source Tools For Students By Jill Gordon Many Open Source software projects were either started in colleges or started by recent college graduates. Whether it's a coincidence or not, a lot of the available open source software is ideal for college students, either pursuing a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. Free and Open Source Software Tools for Students
Teaching and Learning Resources from Diane Hawkins Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Resources Website! Whether you are a teacher or a pupil, from the UK or overseas, I am sure you will find something of interest here. PURPOSE The purpose of this site is to provide stimulating, interactive resources for children in Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) of Primary School. LEARNING In the Learning section, you will find specially created interactive resources written to support learning in Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. All the resources in this section have been written by myself, a fully-qualified teacher with over 17 years' experience in the classroom teaching pupils aged 7 to 13. Resources include crosswords, multiple choice exercises, cloze procedure, wordsearches, web quests, games and more.
Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game Why is it free? The game has been funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy. The charity was founded by Peter Usborne MBE and his children, Nicola and Martin. Peter Usborne is the founder of Usborne Publishing, one of the world’s leading children’s book publishing companies and Children’s Publisher of the Year 2012. He was previously one of the founders of the magazine Private Eye. Download Center Phonics Puzzle Activities The Exercises and printable activities below will help you make the most of the Starfall's High-Quality Phonics Puzzles. Each of these heavy duty, 24-piece jigsaw puzzles (10"x13") focuses on a short-vowel sound.
8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling? Digital stories push students to become creators of content, rather than just consumers.
Raising a Child with a Learning Disability . Articles . Reading and Language . PBS Parents Home » Articles » What does a parent do when she suspects her child has learning difficulties? How can she advocate for her child when everyone keeps telling her that her child will "just" grow out of it, that he'll learn to read when he's ready? In this article, a mother tells her story about her struggle for success-and how she found the resources to identify her son's reading difficulties, as well as the supports he needed to succeed. In another article, her son shares his perspectives about what it is like growing up with a learning disability.
200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks Free Audio Books: Our collection of 450 free audio books includes many children's classics.
Phonics games Phonics games will help your child to practise sounding out words, which will help them to read. Initially, children will learn basic letter sounds, such as "c-a-t" for "cat". Later they will move on to sounds such as "th", "sh" and "ch", then "oo", "oa" and so on. Once they recognise a few basic letter sounds, they will be able to work out what a written word says for themselves, a skill which they will be very proud to show off! Follow the links below to the free phonics games. Foreign Language Teaching Methods About the Site Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor. The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin.
8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers September 25, 2015In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach. In today's post, we are sharing with you a set of some useful web tools you can use for blended learning:1- Blubbr Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos. These are basically interactive video quizzes ( called Trivs ) that you can create for your students and which they can answer while they watch the selected video clip. The quizzes are also feedback supported meaning students will get feedback as they answer each question.
KS2 Numeracy We have split the resources in to 7 groups as the page was very long and slow to load.Use the sub menu above to navigate within the KS2 Numeracy resources. Here are a few of the latest Key Stage 2 Maths resources. A versatile 12x12 square with three highlight colours, hide or reveal, variable start number and a variable step feature. Can you work out what the machine is doing to each number you put in? Read Sam's note and buy exactly what she asks for. Work out what is the best value to spend as little money as possible!
How to Teach Closed and Open Syllables Closed and open syllables are the first two syllable types students should learn. Out of the six syllable types, these two are the easiest for students to master. Hundreds of common words can be spelled using these two syllable types, so our students can get a lot of practice even while their spelling skills are still in the early development stage. To determine whether a syllable is closed or open, look at the vowel. Closed Syllables