Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Here is an interactive secret Santa Village to count down to Christmas with stories, movies and hiddentreasure…. BEST of all…its animated! The kids can read it to themselves or have it read to them  Village: http://www.northpole.com/ Workshop: http://www.northpole.com/Workshop/ Santa’s Den (Click on the books to read or the DVD player to watch a movie http://www.northpole.com/Den/ Weather Station http://www.northpole.com/WeatherStation/ Toy Shop http://www.northpole.com/ToyShop/ Mail Room- Send Santa a letter and get one straight back! http://www.northpole.com/Mailroom/ Clubhouse- Learn all about the Elves! http://www.northpole.com/Clubhouse/ Reindeer Barn- Find hidden stories http://www.northpole.com/ReindeerBarn/ Mrs Claus’s kitchen- Check out the COOL RECIPES!!! http://www.northpole.com/Kitchen/ Elf Academy- WOW check out the wicked links!!!!! Interactive games, Teacher Resources and more! http://www.northpole.com/Academy/ Or http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/content/games/snowman_v4.html Build your own snowman http://www.learn-ict.org.uk/resources/rudolph/rudolph.htm Interactive story to find Rudolf (More for juniors) http://www.akidsmath.com/flashes/mgames/tree.swf This is very cool! Click on the maze to change direction, once you connect the wires the tree lights up! http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/teacher/christmas.html#online More links and games related to Christmas 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Lead Teacher Day 14 September 2012

Another successful day with the girls!
We started the day off playing with Ipads- such fun! I managed to make my first ibook ever (about B1 and B2- Dora the explorer- Garrisons and living happily ever after!) unfortunately we couldn't upload it. I also had a play on puppet pals. I made a very funny skit about me going to the ball with the handsome prince.

We had a yummy morning tea (Thanks SPS) and made our way to BBI.

BBI was very informative- the main focus was on google teacher dashboard and student reflections on inquiry learning online.
I found this hear sitting and listening to- I thought alot of it was over my head as I only use google docs, emails (in ICT cluster only) and blogspot- a whole school initiative we have going at BDS.
Another thing I loved is the thought of "bring your own divice" so kids must use ICT ofr 50% of the time.
Will this work in primary schools?- Can we teach a skill where kids on on different divices?
I love the things BBI offers- I cannot believe the wonderful opportunities our kids have today!

We returned to SPS to have our dear Abby and blog reflections.

Looking ahead to an EXPO- April holidays- looking at the one towards the end- as the learning is fresh in peoples minds and they can hit the geround running at the beginning of the term instead of relaxing and forgetting.--> Hope I can go!!!

Another successful day and I'm looking forward to the next one at B1's house :-)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cool sites and links

Maths Links- Totally forgot about this cool site! mathzlinks.wikispaces.com and Jet Ski addition http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/jetski/jetski.html Great free resources for teachers to take away the time searching for "stuff" (pepnonprofit.com) and a fun one: build your wild self! mutt maker on animal planet for descriptive writing.
BJ shared http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/33-digital-skills-every-21st-century.html
http://www.karaka2wps.blogspot.co.nz/ Blog to comment on and link BDS

Dear Abby
Issues with CM in the cloud for BDS :o( discussion for e-asttle.

Cloud Computing- Why do it? Cost? Options?
EPS- stored email at Gmail- Using Google you can share apps/docs etc so you can have all shared documents like timetables and planning online and you can share them. Kids can get a dashboard- webpage- blog- spreedsheets-surveys etc

Mobile Learning at EPS-
ipad- Voice Plus Application- read story and check pace etc- "change voice for fun- underwater for example.
Zombie Maths- blow up the zombie before it get to the cannon.
Puppet Pals- Read a story and get your charachers to act it out
Dictation/italk/voice memo/word wizard/etc
Comic Life-Spella- word avalanche(free)
Maths game- Star School (Times Rap)
Reading stories
I-pods- much like the ipad- 8 per class so can run a group.
Maths Bingo- word hangman

A very cool day and look at some fabulous apps... guess who wants an ipad now........

Friday, March 16, 2012

Reflection from our Lead Teacher Day

The day began with a quick chat and note taking on this mornings meeting. We have decided to ask staff if they are interested in a "cluster Expo" or similar. We chatted about whats been going well in each school and started a "dear Abbey".

Stonefields Visit:
We had a great visit to a brand new school, my very first visit to a new school! Great shared learning areas, use of storage and ICT. I loved the roll of photos showing on the monitor. I also enjoyed the trolley teaching station and furniture! woo hoo! I also really enjoyedthe simple learning model and "breakthrough" no child should ever find something too easy. We came back and did a great PMI :-)

A sharing session of cool new sites :o)