The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
Bookbite is here to help you get more out of reading and writing. Whether you always have your nose in a book or just flick through a local paper; whether ‘writing’ to you means penning stories, keeping a diary or a note in a greetings card. Join our reading group or writing club, take part in competitions, browse book lists, tips and more.
Bookbite can offer:
• Something to dip into for a quick read • Inspiration to write something from a letter to a story • Ideas to polish up some old skills – or to try something new • Information on where to find people who share your interest.
The “Rare Book Room” site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.
Over the last decade, a company called “Octavo” digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. These books were photographed at very high resolution (in some cases at over 200 megabytes per page).
This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.
Read newspapers from all parts of the globe. Find newspapers and use via an IWB for class/ lesson activities. Print copies of text for teaching and learning resources. Direct students to this site for interactive exploration:
Global Poetry System is a Southbank Centre project to explore and map the poetry of the world. It’s based on the idea that poetry is all around us, from gravestones to graffiti, from birthday cards to blogs, in the landscape and in our memories. GPS invites you to take a fresh look at where you are and find the poetry that inspires you. Photograph it, video it, audio record it or write it down – tell the world where it is on the map
The Reader from Sony is the perfect way to store and read digital books. With enough space for up to 160 eBooks, it has a long battery life and amazing paper-like screen. It’s smaller than the average paper back and easy to use.
A whole library in a small book
Take your favourite books with you wherever you go with the Reader. Ultra light and easy to carry around, it features a paper-like display for a more natural reading experience – whether you’re commuting, travelling or relaxing at home.
Read at any angle, and in sunlight
The highly advanced screen technology is gentle on the eye, with five adjustable font sizes to improve readability.The E Ink® Vizplex™ display gives a more natural paper-like reading experience.With no backlight or flicker, you can read for hours in direct sunlight and at virtually any angle.
Carry 100s of books wherever you go
Not sure which books to take on your trip or commute? Carry hundreds of eBooks at a time and you’ll never have to make that choice again! Reader is lighter than a typical paperback and you can easily store hundreds of titles in your bag or pocket to take with you wherever you go.
Intuitive, easy to use controls
Lost your page? Reader can help you find the page your were last reading, and call up stored novels by author, title and date. The intuitive and easy to use controls let you magnify text, scroll smoothly down and read page-by-page or fast forward right to the end.
Read 1000s of pages on one charge
Getting to the end of a good novel is the best bit! You won’t worry about reaching the last page with the great battery life on Reader. It gives you thousands of continuous page turns from a single charge – enough to last for up to two weeks of reading, to get you through the longest journeys.
Play music while you read
Find your favourite eBook, get comfortable in a chair or sun lounger and plug in some headphones. For total relaxation, you can listen to music on your Reader whilst you enjoy your book. The device supports many popular file formats, including MP3 and AAC audio files.
Our mission is to provide a fantastic range of learning resources that students use for learning Functional Skills in mathematics, English and ICT at level 1 and level 2.
Guroo uses a mixture of on-line and off-line learning resources including videos to engage students in the learning tasks, podcasts which are great for revision, test questions to re-inforce learning and provide instant feedback and a great range of learning tasks with solutions and learning feedback, all based on real life themes.
At the heart of guroo are realistic, relevant and appropriate on-line learning materials that support 14-19 year old students in the three Functional Skills subjects. Our materials include:
46+ Learning Challenges covering Mathematics, English and ICT at level 2, level 1, and entry level 3
50+ Videos and Podcasts
500+ Interactive questions based on Functional Skills tests
600+ Interactive questions based on Key Skills/ALAN tests
150+ Contextualised downloadable learning tasks supporting underlying learning for Functional Skills and KS/ALAN
150+ Learning feedback and solutions to learning tasks
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
In this month's blog post, I'd like to share a lesson you can do with your students in Physical Science. This lesson could work for any grade that studies matter and the changes matter goes through as it becomes a solid, liquid and/or gas. As students learn about matter and the changes matter goes through when heat is applied or removed, introduce […]
Concluding her three-part series about supporting preservice ELA teachers with videos, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole lists the professional websites that are her go-to resources on word generation, explicit instruction, graphic organizers and text difficulty.
Guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole, a reading and literacy methods instructor, presents her experiences with video in effectively training preservice teachers how to instruct students in the critical skill of close reading.
Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin looks at the classroom management strategy of correcting student misbehavior by offering choices, and asks us to consider the difference between controlled outcomes and real choices.