Category: Literacy

Connecting Classrooms via Live Video Link

Connecting classrooms via video link has been found by many teachers to add an extra dimension, an enthusiasm and real audience, to complement learning in a classroom setting. Whether that’s a face-to-face video call to another classroom in another part of the same local area (perhaps primary schools where pupils will work together in a …

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Visual Dictionary Online

Shahi Visual Dictionary – a free online tool which lets users enter the desired word and it will generate definition texts from the free online multilingual dictionary Wiktionary along with images from Flickr, Google and Yahoo. You can specify from a drop-down next to the text box as to which image search tool you’d prefer as …

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So you want to create a presentation?

Whether you wish to give a presentation on a teaching topic, or your learners wish to use a presentation to demonstrate their understanding of a topic, there are several ways in which a presentation may be created and shared. And while Microsoft Office Powerpoint may still provide many templates and formats which have become standard …

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Developing literacy with Facebook-like and Twitter-like tools

Many pupils today are very familiar with social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, whether they themselves use them or from the many references on television, film or media. It teaching literacy today there is an expectation built into curricular guidelines that pupils should have a familiarity with a wide range of genre, whether in …

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Screencasting for Providing Pupil Feedback on Writing using a Video and Audio Screen Capture Tool

Often, when pupils undertake a piece of writing, a teacher will provide feedback to the pupil. This can take the form of face to face feedback by way of a conversation between the teacher and pupil concerned. Or it can be written comments added to the piece of work by the teacher. It may be that …

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