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Some valuable discussions taking place centred around the effective use of IWB's. Click on the picture to link to the discussion forum.




A Interactive Reading Site "Roy-Tale of a Singing Zebra"- suitable for IWB or integrating into your reading programme with a C.O.W or individual machine. (Junior Focus)
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Anita from the Mount has just shared this with me....A VERY POWERFUL MESSAGE!!!!!! SHOW YOUR CLASS......


The final winners of the Interwrite Learning/TeacherTube video contest have been announced. Only three winning schools were selected from over 200 entries! Thanks to all of the TeacherTube community members for voting for your favorites.

Aint Gonna Hold Us Back (D-I-G-I-T-A-L)

Studies show that technology has become the new “boys club.” but the students in Mr. Colosi’s first grade class intend to reverse that trend—these girls share their love of technology as a part of their future endeavors. The benefits of using technology in the classroom are endless, and in the future it will be important that our digital learners are represented by both genders. Sung to the tune of Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl,” these six-year-old students embrace the available equipment, enthusiastically share some ways they use technology in the classroom, and offer an empowering message of hope to female students. In conjunction with the internet, new technology would further allow Mr. Colosi’s class to spread this optimistic and collaborative message to students around the world.

Visit Simon Botten's Top Ten Hints , where you can watch excellent short 'How to' video's
For those of you with Mac's looking for a stable alternative to the Interwrite software or for those of you with PC's exploring your options

Easiteach Basics



Here are some useful links for interactive sites on the web (the list will 'g r o w'.....so feel free to add any that you use or find!)
I have included the URL's, rather than just link a title/word for those that may have visited these sites before (to save you time revisiting!)

ALL LEVELS

Worth searchingGlobal Classroom http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&m=429&p=250,index Excellent first stop
Enter any curriculum area into the search box.......http://www.iwb.org.uk/
ICT Games for Juniors http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Kent Site - General/Spanish All levels http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/ict/IWB/general_resources.htm
I Know That - http://www.iknowthat.com

Music

Play any instrument - http://www.playmusic.org/
Virtual keyboard - http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/index.htm Amazing Site! Play any instrument using your mouse..

Art

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/index.htm Check out the 'Interactive Zone' (In the Art Gallery - Learning about Landscapes is excellent)

Classroom Tools

Interactive Calendar http://www.readwritethink.org/calendar/index.asp
Class Tools - http://www.classtools.net/
Interactive Maths Dictionary - http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html

JUNIORS

General

CrickWeb - Endless FREE resources http://www.crickweb.co.uk/index.html
Topmarks site- Junior http://www.topmarks.co.uk/INTERACTIVE.ASPX
Starfall http://www.starfall.com/
Smartboard Site - http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/resources/SBsites.htm Suitable for any board or Computer, well worth exploring. All levels (Excellent for Seniors)

Literacy

Starship English - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/index.shtml
Berenstain Bears Site - http://pbskids.org/berenstainbears/games/story/index.html
Spin and Spell - http://www.spinandspell.com/
Reading Box - http://www.stratford-primary.school.nz/home/rachelj/reading/readingbox.htm
Online Talking Stories - http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/onlinestory.htm

Maths

Count Us In - http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm - An Australian maths site
Maths Playground -http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html - Junior and Middle

Integrated

My Family - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/links/d96a1bde355c4c78660b365bcf48901f/index.html
Envionmental Study - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/protected/objects/?id=206&vers=4.0 - Waterways

Games

Hasbro Site http://www.playkidsgames.com/
Funbrain Games http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

MIDDLE/SENIOR

Maths

Maths Starter of the day - http://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/index.htm A Few America days eg: Money concepts but in general well worth a look, my Year 4/5 class enjoyed many of these but would be excellent for year 6 to 8.
MathsThinking Skills - http://www.transum.org/Software/Thinking_Skills/Default.ASP
Times Tables - http://www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp
Maths Map - http://www.transum.org/Software/Maths_Map/Default.asp - Online maths Activities
Fast Factors - http://www.transum.org/Software/Fast_Factors/fast_factors.asp - Times Tables practise

Science

Electric Circuits - http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/

English

Lights, Camera, Action - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/links/27bf2c63a3ee5770e56ca4559d4742e7/index.html
Mission Control - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/links/23b20ef7e65d91732ef97539a805ca56/index.html Science/English
Environmental - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/links/15e630caec7f1ec6c9ab05351729e233/index.html
Don't use said - ttp://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/english/bgfl/dont_use_said/
T.V Ad Campaign - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/protected/objects/?id=6174&vers=1.0
Advertising and marketing - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/protected/objects/?id=413&vers=2.0 - Selling Softdrinks

Health and PE

Coaching Tool - http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/p_e/150/index.html Excellent interactive coaching for Soccer/Netball/Rugby and Rounders

Aches and pains - Breaks and Fractures

- http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/protected/objects/?id=734&vers=2.0
Find out what human bones are made of and why they sometimes break. Learn how the body repairs broken bones, and how healing can be helped with slings or fibreglass casts. Learn about different types of breaks such as a 'greenstick fracture' and 'stress fracture'. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects and is suitable for middle and upper primary levels.

Skin - Take a closer look

- http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/protected/objects/?id=728&vers=1.0
Look under the surface of human skin. Find out the names for skin layers and major parts within the skin. Learn about fingerprints, nails, skin colour, wrinkles and how the body repairs breaks in the skin. Find out how sweating uses fluids to cool the body. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the skin. Suitable for middle to upper primary level.

Sports Shoes

Shoes4u - http://www.tki.org.nz/r/digistore/protected/objects/?id=781&vers=2.0
Investigate the properties of shoes that make them well-suited to particular sports. Examine the relationship between shock, absorption of force, and stopping time after landing. Test the amount of cushioning in a range of sports shoes. Look at variables in shoe design: cushioning, support, traction, flexibility, weight and durability. Design and test a pair of shoes for a particular sport. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. Suitable for upper primary level.

Extras

A link to a HUGE amount of Interactive sites...... - http://www.suelebeau.com/priminteractive.htm
Random Student Picker - http://www.transum.org/Software/RandomStudents/Default.asp
Middle School Games - http://www.contentgenerator.net/ Try 'Tricky Anagram' game