Archives for December, 2011

What can video games teach your child?

Learning through video gaming is an engaging way to inntroduce and develop skills in children like persistance, task initation, reading, organisation and time-management. This week I stumbled across this brilliant site - www.learningworksfor kids.com  this stie identifies which games promote which skills.  The website is focused on the skill so you can select from a sidebar which skill you wish to Read full article »

Conquer that Multiplication Table!

At this time of the year, halfway through the school year, parents start to get really concerned when their children in fourth grade have not yet mastered the multiplication table.  It is generally expected that this is mastered at the end of third grade.  However, memorizing the multiplication table is really difficult for students who need learning support.  Children who Read full article »

Book Reivew: The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories

Many of us focus on nurturing the love of reading in our children. Occupational Therapist Jennifer Hallissy tells us nurturing the love of writing is as equally  important. Her book tells us why and how to instill the love of writing as our children and students go from scribblers, to spellers, to storytellers, and finally Scholars.    Her book explains the four basic stages of  writing development. This Read full article »

Book Review: Ten Things your Student with Autism Wishes you Knew

This 117 page book is packed full of tools for working with all children, not just those diagnosed with Autism. Please visit Ellen's site for more information on her work with Students who have Autisim:   www.ellennotbohm.com 1. Behavior is communication. All behavior occurs for a reason. It tells you, even when my words can't, how I perceive what is happening around me. Negative behavior interferes Read full article »

Wow…so many apps!

This website has THE most comprehensive, well-ordered list of education apps that we have ever seen! Read full article »

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!