The Apps for Good programme was developed to link industry experts with schools to give pupils the chance to create their own apps – you can find out more here. For by first 'blog' entry I thought i'd investigate how Apps for Good has worked for my primary class. I
The iPad can be used in many ways to develop and promote a wide variety of speaking and listening activites. Although having one in the classroom means the teacher can record conversations and share them – there are some great apps out there which can promote language and encourage listening.
Recent changes to the National Curriculum here in the UK have meant that teachers and school leaders are having to rethink many aspects of their curriculum provision. I have already begun my look at computing and how teachers can bring the new elements into the classroom. E-safety is one aspect
Teaching of spelling is something that I am always asked about. It seems to make teachers anxious and often schools don’t have a specific policy.Phonics provision lower down the school seems to be very rigorous, with activities and interactivity ‘built in’ – but then often as they get older children