Category: Reading

Developing Literacy in the Classroom with GarageBand

Supporting the development of literacy in the classroom with GarageBand iPad app GarageBand is an iPad app which has a host of uses for recording audio, which can include music in a host of different ways. But here’s how GarageBand can be used specifically to support the development of literacy in the classroom. The how-to …

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Doorway Online Interactive and Accessible Learning

Doorway Online Interactive and Accessible Learning – http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/– an array of free online teaching resources which can be used by early learners independently or as classroom activities led by a teacher on an interactive whiteboard. These support learning and teaching in literacy (letter and number formation, first sounds, first words, first blends, spelling using look, …

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Microsoft Learning Tools with Immersive Reader

Learning Tools with Immersive Reader provide users of Microsoft Office 365 (including Word and OneNote) with a range of tools to support learners with varying needs, making reading and writing more accessible for any learner. This is available to all Glow users in Scottish schools. Have a look at the Sway presentation here to see …

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Fake, Fiction or Fact? How can learners be helped to work out what’s true?

There are so many choices for sources of news for learners to find out about what’s going on the world today, whether printed media, online news sites or social media. But how can learners be helped to be able to work out if what they are reading has any substance in fact, how accurate the information is, or what …

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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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Can we get a story? Reading Online with free Oxford eBooks for the Classroom

Oxford Primary eBooks Free teacher eBook library featuring over 250 stories for children from Oxford, including Oxford Reading Tree, Songbirds Phonics, Treetops, Traditional Tales. Each book can be shown full-screen with page turns for ease of use both on computer screen and interactive whiteboard. The richly illustrated stories have inbuilt audio with real voices. There are associated …

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