Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Signup Sheets - useful tool



This is a very useful site I found. Super simple to use and useful if you need to get groups of trainees?students organised and signing up for an activity.

Check it out! The picture is hyperlinked, just click on it and you'll be there in a sec!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Phonics, phonics, phonics


I regularly teach phonics for primary school teachers and so here's a list of websites that offer lots of phonics ideas, materials, sources. The picture here is of one of my favourites: Progressive Phonics.

Feel free to explore the others here:

http://www.adrianbruce.com/
http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.schoolbell.com/ (Dolch words and games)
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/language_arts/phonics/
http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Worksheets/

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wordnik - super cool dictionary and more!



Wow, I came across this great resource thanks to a RT by Valentina Dodge and goodness me. I think it is absolutely great. So many things you can do with it in the classroom! I'll come back with more on it once I've given it a go with trainees.

here's the link: http://www.wordnik.com/

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Online Journals with PENZU!



I recently found this tool and I think it's very useful. At work we use our own site hosted by ning.com byt PENZU could be very useful for any tutors running courses anywhere and who don't have access to a site on ning.com or don't want to create one and simple have the possibility to have their trainees' journals online.

Top tool for me because of my work context in teacher training. here's the link: http://penzu.com/