speaking and listening

Right from Key Stage 1 we are beginning to investigate simple algorithms and to investigate computer programs.  In reception and EYFS then,  giving children the chance to experience activities and objects which encourage the correct use of technology-  (experience the world around them) – is important. Think useful, colourful andContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

Puppet Pals is the app that seems to inspire the most fun when I show it to teachers, the creativity appears to be endless and it is incredibly easy to pick up! A quick google search will quickly show hundreds of videos that have been created with this incredibly versatileContinue Reading

We have now had four successful skype sessions in our school, and a couple of not so successful sessions. I thought it would be useful to share  our experiences and to reflect on the usefulness of the session in the classroom.  The Background I initially wanted to use Skype forContinue Reading

  I wanted to find a way that I could really start to connect our pupils with the world around them. Schools in London have a wealth of geographical experience in their classrooms and I thought a great way to harness that would be Skype…  Our skype adventure began withContinue Reading