A comprehensive collection of web based tools and applications that could be used for a vast array of educational activities. This website will not only have the tool you are searching for but also some you didn’t know you needed yet.
http://www.maths2art.co.uk is a super resource to promote the teaching of mathematics in ways that are visually stimulating. The Digit sum spirals project would be a make a very interesting investigation for Control robots such as Pro-bots (with a pen) or on screen turtle software. http://www.maths2art.co.uk/digitsumspirals.htm
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre www.saferinternet.org.uk. to promote safe responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. Safer Internet Day 2013 – the tenth edition of the event – will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2013, with the theme of Online Rights and Responsibilities, encouraging users to ‘Connect with Respect”.
Some of the latest resources to be shared include:
A parent’s guide to technology and other advice/resources here.
For supporting parents who wish to set up parental controls, video guides have been made available by Internet Service Providers and can be found in a collection here.
Safer Internet Day Radio from @UK Safer Internet Centre (@UK_SIC) will be broadcasting all day at http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2013/live-radio (@SID2013Radio ). On Twitter, use the hashtag #SID2013
The second issue of Digital Parenting magazine was launched last month and is now available to order. The magazine, packed with everything parents need to know about their children’s digital world, is completely free to order, and – while stocks last – there is no limit on how many you can order. You can view an online version of the magazine here and order multiple copies here.
Oxford Owl Library is a free website with access to over 250 online e-books. They are a great way to get children interested in reading, to use in guided reading groups or for children to read with parents at home.
The Literacy Shed contains a large collection of visual resources and great ideas of how to use them.
The sheds are broadly thematic and can be used in KS1 and KS2. The aim of the site is to provide high quality resources that can be used in stand alone literacy lessons, can form the basis for a whole literacy unit or can support literacy units that you already have in place.
Working with those aged between 7-18? Encourage your school or group to take part in the Have your Say survey and their ideas will be presented to the government on Safer Internet Day.
What’s it all about?
For Safer Internet Day 2013, the UK Safer Internet Centre is giving children and young people the opportunity to tell the government and internet industry what they believe their online rights are.
How can we take part?
SWGfL have developed surveys for primary age (7-11 years) and secondary age (11-18 years) pupils. The survey shouldn’t take longer than 30 mins to fill in, and is available for completion or download, with guidance notes on the Safer Internet Centre’s website at: www.saferinternet.org.uk/survey.