Educational teaching resources to compliment the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
A working wall is a temporary display for any or all curriculum areas that shows the build up or progress towards an outcome. It is not a neatly presented, double-backed display but an ‘in the moment’ display captured whilst working, that becomes a scaffold for students and an explicit visual support of the journey. In literacy, by the time the students get to the writing stage, there will be many supports for the writing on the working wall and teachers will model how to use the ideas and practises that have been generated.
DLA’s Guide to a FantasticLearning Environment
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Watch a Poem!
Micheal Rosen's website
IXL website has a list of maths skills students learn in reception. These skills are organised into categories, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to view a sample question. To start practising, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will automatically increase in difficulty as you improve!
The Royal Geography Society's Discovering Antarctica website is an interactive collection of teaching and learning resources. It includes images, videos and information.
The Artist's Toolkit allows pupils to explore concepts and techniques used by artists and allows them to create their own work.
The Tate Gallery Kids website lets students view and rate existing art or develop their own personal gallery. There are sections for film and games.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
5-A-DAY FOR TEACHER
We all know the recommended dietary intake of 5-a-day for fruit and veg. Is it a simple shortcut to remind us to eat better because we need it. Now, the 5-a-day principle can extend more widely than that and convey a simple but powerful truth, breaking down a task into smaller, achievable parts can have significant benefits for us.
This article by Oliver Burkeman, in the Guardian, shows how the principle of 5-a-day can extend to our to do lists to help us get stuff done – see his article here – with a healthy dose of mental well-being.
5-A-DAY FOR TEACHER
Reluctant writers? 10 top tips to help primary pupils write poetry
The 30-second briefing:
What is the Montessori method?
Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori based on her extensive research with "phrenasthenic" or "special needs" children and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers
It provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link to the original chart. Just zoom in to make it legible.
Maths Process Criteria: Steps to Success
A set of criteria written to guide pupils through the learning process in mathematics, in order to support and develop their understanding of the concept and achieve the learning intention. The best criteria will relate to learning as opposed to task instructions and include examples of what the pupils have to do. Process Criteria can be used in conjunction with 'must', 'should', 'could' and 'and then'. The resources below can help creating success criteria for maths.
TES: Steps to Success
SE2 Mathematics: Success Criteria
Process Success Criteria for Girls
Racing Extinction: #StartWith1ThinG
Join Dr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation at Duke University and Shawn Heinrichs, Marine Conservationist and Emmy Award-Winning Cinematographer, both contributors to Racing Extinction, to learn why most biologists believe one-half of Earth’s higher life forms will be extinct by 2100, why it’s important to address this loss of biodiversity, and what can be done to prevent it.
human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple
layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest
parts, and understand in detail how the human body works.
Healthline: human body maps