29 November 2013 ~ 1 Comment

TinkerED announced winner at Startup Weekend EDU, San Francisco Nov 2013

What is startup Weekend? Startup weekend EDU helps you to kick start your education startup ideas. Over the weekend you form teams with the attendees and get advice and support from valuable mentors who are industry professionals. My Story The idea for TinkerED came from my real life experience when I moved to San Francisco [...]

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29 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Using prezi to create fun presentations with kids.

What is Prezi? I like to think of Prezi as a big picture of ideas. It is like an interactive poster which you can dive into deeper. Your audience sees the entire idea as one big picture to start, which is then broken into the important parts that make up that big picture. This is [...]

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17 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lesson Sharing Tool: Next Lesson (Check out the spooky halloween lesson)

 What is Next Lesson? Next lesson is a website where you can share and purchase topic based learning projects which are expertly created. Next Lesson aims to answer the driving question: How can we prepare children for the real world?  Their solution is through the topic based approach to learning. Each project also aligns directly [...]

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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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30 July 2013 ~ 2 Comments

My favourite Phonics and Literacy Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/     One of my favourite all round sites. A fabulous range of activities to support a wide range of skills including Phonics. I love that you can choose the level of difficulty from medium to really hard Great quality of games and visuals that kids love.   http://www.starfall.com/   Good for beginning and [...]

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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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27 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Using Fundanoodle Magnastix

Using the “Magnastix: I can build Upper Case Letters” When I opened this product I was wowed by the bright colours and colourful, clear directions for building the letters. I could not wait to get started to try out making some of the letters. I used this product with two kindergarten children. They were just [...]

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