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Every day in the world of IT and indeed education a new and improved app, website or learning tool is developed which promises the earth moon and stars. Promises to improve literacy and numeracy or develop fluency in the children. For me as an educator I am happy when something manages to engage a child and allow them to become the drivers behind their own learning. Fostering a child’s inquisitive…

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Online Resources Helping to Enhance Creativity

Once again the internet as a resource for teachers never ceases to amaze me, as educators we are spoilt for choice as to the amount of games, ideas and simple activities which are freely available for us to enhance the teaching and learning taking place within our own classrooms and the wider school community. Indeed at this point many of the larger education publishers are getting in on the act…

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Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers As teachers we rely heavily on the support, guidance and resources we receive from other teachers on a day to day basis. This used to be limited to the immediate school community to which we belonged, as teachers shared ideas and suggestions in the staff rooms. However with the explosion of the internet over the last decades it is fair to say that this pool of resources…

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Free Maths Games Website

As a teacher with a particular interest in mathematics I am always on the lookout for fun and easy to use websites which can back up and re-enforce both teaching and learning in my classroom. Last year as a school we invested a lot of money into setting up the whole school on Mathletics which was a superb site that allowed us to monitor the progress of each child in…

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Live Binders

Recently I was introduced to a website calledwww.livebinders.com, to be honest I have to say on my first glance through the site I had little interest in it and failed to see how it could enhance or benefit my teaching in anyway. I would have to say this opinion was quite short sighted of me. Perhaps I should tell you the idea behind the site and then give a few…

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