Reading – lots of free books! Buying is cheaper too.
Definitions – will pop up at top of the screen. Encourages learning of new words.
Built in dictionary
Text-to-speech – kindle will read out book to you.
Instead of a Textbook – make your own
Storing Research – convert word files to PDF and put onto kindle.
3G model – using eBay for virtual projects
Marking – convert essays to PDF, put on kindle and transport with you.
100 Word Challenge
A word or picture is given as a prompt and students are given the task of producing a piece of creating writing using this prompt in 100 words. A different prompt each week.
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You can put in words and it will create a piece of art with those words. The more the word appears the bigger the word will be in the artwork. You can change the shape of the picture the words appear in. Great for poetry, key words…etc
2 ideas for infants
infant encyclopaedia – amazing amount of information covering various primary topics.
Puppet Pals HD
Put in your own backgrounds and characters and create animations for plenaries, covering the topic from the lesson. Great fun !
Animation type programme – creating animation through code. Appealing to students, very colourful. Blocks of code can be dragged and dropped. Useful for teaching logic, maths, storytelling.
Completely free and lots of support for users and students.
A few ideas for the classroom
Google sites – creating websites
Online jigsaws – can import any image and things can be dragged into place. Great for starters!
World news site – picks out today’s world news from a variety of different sites. What is important news for each country?
Google-a-day – gives a small searching task each day.
Fakebook – creating fake Facebook pages for characters.
Telescopic Text – expanding on a piece of text, making writing more interesting.
Edmodo – secure Facebook. Each class can have their own code. Can be used to submit work.