Archive for November, 2011

BBC Newsround

27 November 2011

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.


Warning Sign Generator

24 November 2011

A lovely idea from @merlinsteve for pupils to use this Warning Sign Generator to create signs and enhance displays around the school.

Show Me

24 November 2011

Thanks to Rob for sharing Show Me, a website which showcases all the best bits from the UK’s museums and galleries.

Comic Strip Makers

22 November 2011

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.


Poetry Generator

16 November 2011

Thanks to Karl for recommending the Winning Words poetry generator from the poems in the classroom project.

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. 

winning words

Infant Encyclopedia

7 November 2011

Mr Haughton’s online, child-friendly encyclopedia contains easily searchable information and activities linked to popular curriculum topics. Click here.