31 October 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Finding the best educational technology tools: Edshelf

How Edshelf can help you find the best in EdTech This is a great website where you can: Find reviews of educational tools such as Apps and websites. Search for the most popular tools used by the Edshelf community. Create your own collections of educational tools that you use. View favorite collections made by others. [...]

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07 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Socrative

Socrative This is a great tool for teachers to use for a quick check on students knowledge. How to use it Sign up is quick and easy from  http://www.socrative.com/ Follow simple directions to set up quizzes and get a room number. Children go straight to the website on their device and can join your room [...]

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13 June 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Duck Duck Moose Reading

Duck Duck Moose Reading This is a great Phonics App for kids learning Phonics. It is great for both Pre-School or your child’s first year at school. About the App Teaches the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. You can have multiple user accounts. Provides adults with simple to read reports on progress / [...]

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05 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Using the Common Core State Standards in Teacher Planning

Using the Common Core State Standards Your first sight of this site, may make the mind boggle. Definitions of acronyms used: CCSS: ‘Common Core State Standards.’ This basically tells us what the students should learn in the grade. Example CCSS’s example 1: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2 example 2:  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Meanings of the letters and numbers In examples 1 and [...]

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15 May 2013 ~ 4 Comments

DIY Phonics Flip Board

How to make your own Phonics flip board. What you need: Spiral bound Note book Pens Scissors How to construct: Turn the book landscape with the spirals at the top. Split the book into  3 equal sized columns and cut the columns all the way to the top.   Write all the consonants on the [...]

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07 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

“IXL Math Practice and Lessons” to keep your child ahead in Math over the summer.

Helping your child keep ahead with their Maths skills over the summer by using this fun website. Fight the summer learning slump. Help your child keep ahead and keep their brains ticking over the summer. Check out this fantastic website “IXL Maths, Online maths practice and lessons” that develops your child’s math skills. Perfect as [...]

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06 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Another great Phonics App: “ABC Pocket Phonics”

Type of activities Build simple words by listening to sounds. Short words like ‘am’ ‘cat’ are read out slowly. Each sound is pronounced so the child can hear and identify the sounds. Tracing letters for letter formation and hand writing practice.   Level / Age range targeted Early Years: Beginning Phonics. Includes individual sounds and [...]

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02 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Great Phonics App for Kids by 22learn

Abby Monkey Phonics If your child is struggling with Phonics, beginning to learn sounds, or just needs a little practice, let Abby help. With this App, Abby the cute little monkey helps your child to succeed in learning. Abby is the resident helper, teacher and fun loving friend your kids will love and want to [...]

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18 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What is Reggio Emilia Education?

Reggio Emila Who started it? Loris Malaguzzi, a teacher, from Italy. What is Reggio Emilia? A few key quotes to describe The Reggio approach: “ It is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.” “Parents are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for [...]

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31 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Enhancing concentration

Concentration All children have different levels of concentration. Some children can focus for longer periods of time than others. There are many influencing factors that can affect our levels of concentration. To help your child:- Avoid distractions Children are easily distracted. To focus your child’s attention, when doing homework for example, ensure to keep distractions [...]

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