Tag: Literacy

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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Emojis, Symbols and Signs in Literacy and Learning

For conveying information quickly we all rely on signs and symbols every day, whether it’s finding toilets, exits, stairs or lifts in unfamiliar public buildings, or signs on roads warning of dangers ahead. We’re used to seeing symbols which convey information such as laundry washing symbols, packaging symbols, or about recycling products. And it might be said that …

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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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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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Connecting Characters Across Classrooms – Connecting classrooms across the world with travel buddies in literacy projects

So what are Classroom Travel Buddies? Well, a project which can help connect classrooms around the world, or which can help pupils make the connection with other parts of the world, can be one which involves a character which goes on a journey from the classroom. This can be a soft-toy character or one which …

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