Archive for the ‘Early Years’ Category

Early Years ICT Resources

26 July 2010

What’s your favourite Early Years website? I have put some together here. Let me know if I have missed any.

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Free i-board Resources

27 January 2010

TSL Education has teamed up with i-board to offer ALL of the great interactive resources for Early Years and Key Stage 1 for FREE!! The new collaboration intend to continue to develop the range of resources including KS1 Phonics activities and KS2 resources too.

Boohbah

11 August 2009

The Boohbah Zone contains lots of fun, interactive games for Early Years aimed at improving mouse control:

www.boohbah.com/

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Can you fix it?

27 April 2009

Congratulations to Bob The Builder who celebrates his 10th Birthday this month. His website has some great Early Years games and activities to explore.

bob-the-builder Yes we can!     

Roy the Singing Zebra

11 March 2008

There are some wonderful interactive games, stories and resources to help emerging readers on the Roy the Singing Zebra website. The site is free to use at school or at home and is alot of fun.

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Thanks to the Teachers Love SMART Boards blog for mentioning it.

Kent NGFL Resources

21 November 2007

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 I was looking again at the wonderful resources  on the Kent Ed website, these range from those aimed  at supporting an ICT Subject Leader,  cross curricular resources such as the ever popular Sebastian Swan and games and ideas to support Early Years ICT . The colourful and easy to navigate website also includes a number of free interactive games such as Star Writer and the Writing Repeater. The latter allows a demonstration of handwriting on an interactive whiteboard to be saved and played back. It can capture a total of 17 letters, words or joins which can be played back any number of times.

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Kaleidascope Painters

18 July 2007

If it’s got to that time in the term when you’re tearing your hair out trying to think of constructive activities to amuse your pupils. Or perhaps you need amusing whilst others are still trying to get things finished , try some of these. A range of sites that allow the user to create the most amasing onscreen visual patterns. Also really good for SEN pupils who respond to strong visual images and Early Years pupils.

If you want to test and develop ICT capability, why not try copying the image (use Screen Grab Pro or Snippy to capture an image from anywhere) and editing it in a graphics package such as Revelation Natural Art.

Kaleidascope Painter   Java Kali   DrawToy2    Byokal17 Kaleidascope   Reactive Colours

Kaleidascope Painter

Topic Box

15 July 2007

Regular visitors to the Coxhoe Durham or Snaith Primary websites will appreciate just how useful it is to have all those online educational resources in one place. I have just read about a new one called Topic Box on the Little Miss Teacher blog and have been to have a look around. The brightly coloured and easy to navigate website aims to electronically replace those dusty old plastic storage boxes which look promising but generally fail to deliver. Already there are 2131 resources in 174 different topics which can be rated by anyone who downloads them. Tell your friends and let me know if you come across any other similar sites.

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