Wednesday, 27 March 2013

TeachTweet - Bring a School to Twitter

Here is our presentation for #TeachTweet:  

Saturday, 23 March 2013

More Apps for Your Primary Classroom

This post is a follow up to Apps for Your Primary Classroom

These apps have all been used by us in our Key Stage Two classroom. Although this list links to the iTunes Store many of these apps are also available on other operating systems too:

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abc Joined Up
Doodle English
Grammar Wonderland (Primary)
Grammar Wonderland (Elementary)

Doodle Maths 
MyScript Calculator 

Daisy the Dino
Cato's Hike Lite

Flow Free

We'd welcome your additions. Add them as comments below and to our previous posts about apps. Next, we'll blog about apps for the teacher too...

Monday, 18 March 2013

Friday, 15 March 2013

Google Docs - More Forms...

This is a follow up post to 'Google Docs - Forms' that we recently wrote.

We've been using Google Forms again for collecting information to help our class. This time, we have used it to aid our literacy teaching. With a writing lesson approaching we decided we wanted to help our children extend their vocabulary. So, we posted the question below on Google Forms:

We're looking for some help! Next week, we're writing Robin Hood stories set in a castle. Sometimes we find it difficult to think of adjectives and adverbs to use in our writing. If you can list some below it would really help us. Write as many as you can, even if it's just one!

The form can be found here.
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We collected the words and shared them with our class to aid their writing. We shared the form with our followers on Twitter, through the school's websites and also emailed it to the children to ask their families to help. We had positive feedback from people who filled in the form saying they liked the challenge of coming up with words they thought would be useful and would extend our children's vocabulary. The results can be found here.

We also put the words into a word cloud: