Archive | November, 2013

Google Doc For Techy Brekkie Questions

27 Nov

I have created a google doc that you can add questions to at any time. Click on this link to get access to the document.

Find out more about google docs here.


How to improve filming using an iPad

27 Nov

Here are a couple of links to techniques for improving filming using an iPad.

1. How to make iPad kids film better


2 Filming Tips for iPads


More Tutorials

27 Nov

Here is a link to a set of easy to follow tutorials for using the iPad.



Idea For Using Puppet Pals

20 Nov

Here is a link to a video of one way of using puppet pals. The class read a story and then had to retell the story creating a puppet pals version of the story.

Class RY1 Retell Oliver’s Vegetables from Davyhulme Primary School on Vimeo.

Reading Response Ideas

19 Nov

Here is a video of a some fantastic and simple activities for students to respond to reading using the Book Creator app on the iPad, (you could use story buddy in a similar manner). Thanks to Paul Hamilton for sharing this idea.

Video Vocab for Primary Grades Using iMovie on the iPad

13 Nov

Here is a link to a great blog post about an activity you could try to familiarise yourself and/or students on using iMovie and finding appropriate images. 

Thanks to Jeanne Reed for sharing this idea.



Safe Searching

13 Nov

Here are a couple of search engines made specifically for kids. 



What is KidRex and how does it work?

KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.

Google’s SafeSearch™ screens for sites that contain explicit sexual content and deletes them from your child’s search results. Google’s filter uses advanced technology to check keywords, phrases, and URLs. No filter is 100 percent accurate, but SafeSearch™ should eliminate most inappropriate material.



WikiKids Safesearch

The search results you view are filtered articles from Wikipedia’s Simple English Edition. This version allows users to understand normally complex terms or phrases and is ideal for children who are learning English.


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