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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

SfL websites that are no longer available

It is often said that once you put something on the Internet, it will be there forever. If only this were true for some of the Skills for Life related websites that have closed their doors. Some sites have been archived, although not always in their entirety; other sites have disappeared altogether. How many of…

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100 Greatest Brits

100 great Britsh heroes, according to a BBC poll from 2002. Created with Tagul.com

Interactive teaching programs for maths

32 interactive teaching apps originally developed as part of the Primary National Strategy. Very useful for teaching different concepts relating to numeracy and maths on the interactive white board. The apps cover the following areas: Area Calculating angles Coordinates Counting on and back Data handling Decimal number line Difference Division Grid Fixing points Fractions Grouping…

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Shifting shapes – 2D and 3D shapes

Shifting shapes are activities for practising 2D shapes and 3D shapes. From ictgames.com.

Mostly postie – reading scales

Mostly postie is an activity for practising reading scales. From ictgames.com.

Read the scales

Activity for practising reading scales. From ictgames.com.

BGfL – Measures

Activity for practising measures. Includes length, weight (mass), volume & capacity and units of measurement. From Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL)

Slow writing

At the end of the 2014/15 academic year, the organisation where I work invited Chris Moyse, an associate of the late Paul Ginnis’ organisation, for staff development. One of the things I took away from the session was an idea called slow writing. What is slow writing? Firstly, slow writing is not a completely new…

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Triptico – an overview

I would describe Triptico as a suite of applications that are designed to be used in the classroom, on an electronic whiteboard, for making interactive activities. At last count, there were about 30 applications. Some of my favourites include: Word Magnets – for creating draggable words and images Student Group – for grouping students in…

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Cambridge ESOL – Speaking and listening exam Level 1

The following is a link to the Cambridge ESOL speaking and listening exam video at Level 1. The explanation for interlocutors can be found here.

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