Category: Writing

Tech Tools to Support Teaching Handwriting – and why it’s still important in this digital age

In this age of mobile devices, keyboards, touchpads, and voice-controlled devices, some teachers may wonder if handwriting is no longer the required skill as before. And others may be looking for resources to help them teach this skill and support their pupils in as effective a way as possible using the tools which are now …

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“Ae fond Click!” – using digital tools to support classroom activities on Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns

For many Scottish schools in January there is often an emphasis in the classroom on work on the life and literature of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. The following resources provide ideas for how ICT tools can be used to provide different ways of helping to engage pupils with the study of the life and …

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PrimaryWall – Web-based Sticky Notes for Collaborative Classroom Activity

Primary Wall from the good people at Primary Technology is an online sticky wall space where your pupils can post small sticky notes with a title, their text and their name. This makes it great for rapidly gathering ideas, collaborating, sharing and quickly posting pieces of information when working in a group or collaborative environment. …

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Make a drama out of IT! Online tools to support using drama techniques in primary schools

There are many tools available online which can help to support the teaching of drama, or the use of drama techniques in teaching, in the primary classroom. The following drama teaching techniques have suggested online tools shown for each: Using Online story texts for “Hot-seating” or “Dilemma Debate” Make use of texts online, as starting points …

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Scrambling for cultural resources? Try SCRAN

Scran is a fantastic online resource – an archive of  over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. And all of it comes with embedded attribution text so that schools using the material can be sure of the source of each resource. The rights to use of the resources allows for free use …

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Class Blogging as a Classroom Window to the World

So you want to look at creating a class blog? Do you have an idea about what to do with a blog, but perhaps not sure where to start? Or perhaps you want to start a blog but are not sure how to make it sustainable with your class? Or perhaps you’ve heard others talking about …

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