Archives for March, 2011

Drop the Rope

Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist, her latest book is titled "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention"Posted: Drop the Rope For three years after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I figured he was the problem. After all, I was getting constant calls from his teachers, complaining that he was misbehaving or hadn't done his homework, Read full article »

Wow!!!

Please see this article to meet a young 12 year old man from the US with a massive IQ, a university education and an understanding of theoretical and astro physics that sets out to 'expand'  Einstein's theory of relativity! Oh... and Jacob has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Read full article »

Everyone loves…

...a good success story.  On the back on the short video we posted here I did some more research on Richard Branson and came across this wonderful article about his life. RICHARD BRANSON When Richard Branson's granny was 99, she wrote him to say that the last 10 years had been her best. He should read the book, "A Brief History of Read full article »

Speech to Text

The following video gives a quick example of some speech to text software that we have purchased for next year in school.  Youtube has lots of other videos that show how to make the most of applications that are already on your computer that will give you speech recognition or text to speech capabilities.  Jen Smith has a wonderful blog Read full article »

Different Listening Styles

As a teacher it can be exceptionally difficult to allow children to demonstrate their own individual listening styles in class.  In an ideal, easy classroom the children would all be sitting still with their legs crossed with their eyes on the teacher and their mouths closed.  That however is very rarely the case.  In reality our children lie down, crawl Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!