Curriculum

The Ancient Egyptians

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Photograph of The Sphinx

Recommended Sites for Pupils

The British Museum – As well as loads of information and stories, this website has lots of challenges such as the hieroglyph challenge.

Mr Donn’s Ancient Egypt for Children – With lots of very clear information presented well.

Snaith Primary – This Ancient Egyptian site has some lovely interactive pages and quizzes.

History for Kids – A comprehensive site written like an ...

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Using Sticky Notes on an ePost-it wall

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A modern and interesting way of gathering feedback, ideas and brainstorm thoughts is to use an ePost-it wall. Pupils are quickly engaged by this use of technology and writing notes electronically also has the advantage that notes can easily be shared and saved.

Things you can do with sticky notes on a shared wall…

  • Collaborate with others on one wall to share a task
  • Share ideas
  • Take and make notes to share
  • Gather evaluation and feedback
  • Ask for learners to make key points form lessons as ...

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Storing Documents in the Cloud

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Showing drives on my computerThere was a time, not so long ago, when teachers would run around school with USB flash drives with all of their work on so that they could access their files on any school computer.

The use of memory sticks is becoming less necessary as more as more people are turning to the cloud to save their ICT files.

Many teachers will already have access to Microsoft Skydrive, and if ...

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Starting to use an iPad in the classroom?

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my iphone screenMany teachers are investigating the iPad for classroom use. It is a very intuitive device but it is easy to spend money on apps and not know what you are buying. There are a huge variety of free apps but even they can be confusing.

Below are a small set of apps to investigate; many of these need to be purchased but they will give ...

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The Valiant Roamer – Updated!

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Many teachers who loved the old roamer will know that as the more sophisticated technology toys arrived it went out of date.

However, the people at Valiant have been working hard to create a really up to date replacement … Roamer-Too!

Whereas the old roamer used to need a big space, the modern Roamer-Too can be used on a table top. It incorporates speech and has a very long battery life and large memory. ...

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