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It’s a common question. Is there a place for book apps alongside traditionally printed books? How should teachers make use of this new media? Why should we use interactive books? Always begin with this question, why are you considering buying eBooks? Do you have devices in school already that willContinue Reading

Many teachers have been using iPads to develop reading in the classroom. This post looks at how they can be integrated into guided reading, however the apps we recommend are versatile enough to be used across many teaching reading contexts. For grouped reading: Ideally the teacher and the iPads wouldContinue Reading

Guided Reading is one way that many schools teach reading skills in Key Stage 2. (Year 3 onwards). Guided reading follows some basic principles; put the children in similar levelled groups to complete reading tasks. The groups follow a timetable, and each day one group is with the teacher, whilstContinue Reading

The iPad can be a brilliant motivational tool for children in the classroom. The ease-of-use, coupled with the speed that you can get results means that it can be the perfect tool for integrating into your literacy planning. And, as many schools don’t have 1:1 tablet computers it can alsoContinue Reading

Are you blogging in the classroom already? Blogs are incredibly easy to set up, and there are plenty around to give you inspiration. You could begin here. The question is, why bother?   There seems to be plenty of examples about pupils who would not write, or were reluctant writers,Continue Reading

iBooks is a brilliant app for buying, organising and buying books. For teachers this choice can make finding great books a chore, meaning we are sticking to books we already have copies of in the classroom or we are missing some of the advantages of having ebooks. So, are thereContinue Reading