Congratulations to BBC Newsround on being awarded a Bafta for it’s ‘significant contribution’ to programming. The website provides a news service for children and is a fantastic resource for teaching current affairs. It has recently received a major update and has been given a much more modern look. Many stories are kept in the archive service and their are games, word searches and video clips based on the topics covered.
Archive for November, 2011
A lovely idea from @merlinsteve for pupils to use this Warning Sign Generator to create signs and enhance displays around the school.
Thanks to Rob for sharing Show Me, a website which showcases all the best bits from the UK’s museums and galleries.
I was reminded this week what a good resource Super Action Comic Maker from Artisan Cam is. We also discussed Myths and Legends from E2BN. In addition, from Read Write and Think comes the Comic Creator:
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts. This focuses on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics.
The Generator is a creative poetry game where words selected from a bank of inspirational poetry, which will be displayed in the London 2012 Olympic Park and other venues across the country, are automatically generated to kick start your own poetic journey.
For more poetic inspiration try Kenn Nesbitt’s poetry for kids.