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.
I have just seen Helen demonstrate Class Dojo a great tool that can be used to support behaviour management in school.
Class Dojo enables you to easily award and record points, achievements and rewards for behaviour and performance. This is done in class in real-time, with just one click of your smartphone or laptop.
Topic box, a website which provides quality links to free resources, has updated the look of the site. There is a clearer home page which now works on any size screen and includes a list of Top 5 and Random 5 resources.
MS Photo Story 3 is a firm favourite for turning photos and music into stunning video masterpieces to share, especially now that it works with Windows 7.
As an alternative you may wish to try Animoto which is fast, free and shockingly easy to use. It lets you easily select photos and video clips from a range of sources, then add your own words to tell your story.