Mem Fox » Welcome! Picture me flat on the floor in a star shape: that’s where I am. I’ve been working for many months with my website designers (massive applause for Enee Solutions) to update the site and make it as friendly and fascinating as possible. I hope you’ll love it. It will be updated every four weeks. I hope you’re having hide-and-seek fun with my latest book: YOO HOO, LADYBIRD! It’s one of the books you can listen to this month. English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What is your favourite room in your home and why? What is a good neighbour? What is the worst thing parents can do to their children? MALTED Aplicación Educativa para la creación de contenidos educativos interactivos. MALTED is an authoring computer tool designed to create multimedia and interactive didactic units to be used by learners as a means to practise their learning skills in technological environments. This tool has been specifically developed for language teaching, although it may also be used for other subjects included in the school curricula. MALTED consists of three main components: the Developer Tool (DVE) , the Runtime System (RTS) and the XML Script Editor (RTE): The Developer Tool is a visual layout design tool for exercises and units which generates in an automatic and transparent way the XML code they are based on. It works on two levels.
Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons.
Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. As part of refocusing on Basecamp, we’ve decided to retire Writeboard.com. You’ll still be able to create Writeboards inside Basecamp Classic and Backpack, but you’ll no longer be able to start new stand-alone Writeboards here at Writeboard.com.
ACARA The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting. Curriculum: We take a national approach to education through developing and implementing a robust and comprehensive national curriculum. Visit the Australian Curriculum website for more information. Assessment: We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN. We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future. Language Arts Games - Grammar, Punctuation, Capitalization, Vocabulary Sheppard Software's Language Arts page features a variety of games for different grade levels. Elementary students (and anyone who needs a refresher) can play the animated grammar and punctuation games, which review basic punctuation and grammar concepts. This section is continually being refined and expanded, so check back often!
ESL Printables: English worksheets, lesson plans and other resources Capitonyms VocabularySpellingCity offers worksheets, games, videos, and teaching activities on capitonyms. Capitonyms are a great way to show students just how much capitalization matters, and matching or fill-in-the-blank games are a fun way to reinforce the lesson. Check out our variety of capitonym resources, each tailored to specific teaching strategies. A capitonym is a word whose meaning changes based on whether or not it is capitalized. Capitonyms can be nouns, verbs, or adjectives. Examples of pairs of capitonyms are: Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration® Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners. Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. Kidspiration works the way students think and learn and the way teachers teach. As students make visual connections, they build fundamental skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Kidspiration offers activities in all curriculum areas, so students use visual learning naturally and confidently. Kidspiration helps students:
1000s FREE printable K-3 primary teaching resources - kindergarten, reception, primary school, printables - SparkleBox Australia online graphical dictionary and thesaurus Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate. Literacy This new section has a selection of downloads to help with literacy. There are all sorts of things here: from alphabet cards to interactive white board activities to help with spelling! You can also visit these extra sections below. Mr Punctuation Poster (based on an idea from Anne Ingle): click the image to download Fun letter cards for word and spelling games: click the image to download 'Ten Things in a Wizard's Pocket' Picture Prompts: click the image to download