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Book Review sites

Posted: February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

We put a lot of stock in personal recommendations—particularly when it comes to books. Plenty of websites offer tips on great reads, but none will carry as much weight with your students as a site based on peer recommendations. The next time your students create book reviews, either independently or as a class assignment, consider compiling them on a website that the whole school can access.

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Book Trailers for Readers is one of the best models of a book review site for students and by students. The site was built on Wikispaces, the ad-free wiki creation platform for schools. Try using Wikispaces to create a similar site with your classes.

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Read the full article here : http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/02/opinion/cool-tools/showcase-student-book-reviews-cool-tools/

Seasons greetings to you all

Posted: December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well it is the end of the school year and we are all filing, reporting and ticking off the last duties before we head off on holiday.

The year has brought many new tools to put some life and ICT into your learning experiences.  For some it is also the end of the school year for others you are just getting a nice break before term 2. 

If you still have a week or two to go why not book the computer lab and let the students loose on some great seaonal applications to make christmas cards, look up recipes to make for a class party, make decorations, learn about all the celebrations and what they really mean.

This site has a great page on christmas but also lists a plethora of tools for kids. https://sites.google.com/site/webtoolsbox/ecards/christmas

This page has a christmas webpage assignment http://www.chs.riverview.wednet.edu/Staff/obenhaus/Digi-Tools/christmas_web_page.htm 

Animate yourself for a unique christmas message to family and friends.  This one is so funny as you upload photos of family members and then the programme makes them dance.  http://sendables.jibjab.com/

Just a few ideas…  A quick search will find you many more.

All the best for the holidays

Nic

This blog is all about how to enliven your classes.  Mostly it is about using technology to achieve this.

Why integrate technology into the classroom to support learning?

Because

  • …technology allows students to take ownership of their learning —
  • …technology engages students in discovery and assimilation of knowledge —
  • …technology inspires creativity —
  • …technology differentiates naturally —
  • …technology makes students feel powerful —
  • …technology reinforces without feeling repetitive —
  • …technology appeals to different kinds of learners in different ways —
  • …technology automates onerous tasks —