As the digital world grows, so do the opportunities. Although there are plenty of paid applications and websites that provide exciting resources for children, there are also a number of free resources around the World Wide Web that offer free virtual trips around the world. This opportunity allows children to explore environments and locations they perhaps will never see in real life - and with new experiences, come new writing opportunities. Here are 5 of the best!
Ben Parr has released this short video via Big Think with a focus on the psychology of attention. He identifies three types of attention: immediate, short, and long. To capture someone's attention you have to see these three as stages into a person's subconscious. But how does this translate into the classroom?
Anyone in primary education will tell you how important speaking and listening for children's development across the curriculum. Many tools have been developed to support and encourage speaking and listening within the classroom including variety of recordable devices such as talking tins, easi speak microphones and recordable whiteboards. However, as the world of APPs has grown, so to has the opportunity to develop speaking and listening opportunities in more interactive and engaging ways! Below are 5 iPad APPs that could support your child's speaking and listening skill.