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Socrative

Socrative | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Socrative allows us to engage and assess our children using ipads.  Teachers set up a virtual 'classroom' that the children log into.  In this classroom you can set different questions and activities on any topic and in real time see the children's responses.  A really engaging activity and allows you to assess where the children are at.  You could use a 'classroom' for pre and post assessment in say a maths or geography topic.

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100 Word Challenge - Creative writing for young people

100 Word Challenge - Creative writing for young people | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Children have the opportunity to write 100 words about a set stimulus every week.  This is then submitted to the website and people can comment on it and give them feedback.  You can enter via your blog page and it encourages people to visit your blog as well.  It can also be used to demonstrate how to be a responsible online user by posting constructive comments on other peoples work, nice links to e-safety!

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Thinkuknow - home

Thinkuknow - home | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Another source of excellent e-safety videos, discussion questions and other activities to support the delivery of high quality e-safety teaching.

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Interactive Teaching Programs (ITP's)

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Interactive Teaching Programs were produced by the Primary National Strategy, they are old school but should not be forgotten about!!  They can be embedded into your maths flipcharts as they can really support clear modelling of new concepts.  Moving digits is particularly good for place value.  Have a look through and see if you can use them for your next maths topic

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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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A great sight that produces colourful and eye catching word clouds.  Enter in a piece of text and the programme counts the number of words in the piece then creates the wordle, giving greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text.  This could be used to look at genre types and the common words or phrases that are frequently used and added to a literacy working wall

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Padlet

Padlet | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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The best website I have seen for curating and recording everything! Allows you to write, uploads photos, website links - everything you can think of. The possibilities for this are endless - boards can be saved as images, pdfs, have a QR code linked to them or embedded into websites / blogs. 

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A-Z of Top eLearning Trends You Should Know!

A-Z of Top eLearning Trends You Should Know! | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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A great website to keep you up to date with all the technology that can bring learning to life in your classroom.
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Children's Storybooks Online - Stories for Kids of All Ages

Children's Storybooks Online - Stories for Kids of All Ages | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Illustrated online story books that cover a range of different ages and genres.  Could encourage children to access different types of books or, if they are all hooked to their accelerated reader books (which they probably are!), can be a nice place to look for good quality examples for children to identify features or practise using their marking codes.

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Classroom resources | British Council Schools Online

Classroom resources | British Council Schools Online | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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I’m sure lots of you are aware / use the resources available through the British Council but just to flag it up and remind you about how good it is.  There are lesson plans, resources, refreshers for subject knowledge, games and worksheets all available on a range of different subjects so please have a look!

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Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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A fun website that can be used to explore the world, it has amazing images and fact files about everywhere, including our local area so is a lovely resource to use for Geography lessons or building knowledge around a topic. You can search by place or type e.g. mountains or just press the random place button to be shown an amazing place that exists in the world! Could be a great stimulus for literacy lessons.
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What is PrimaryBlogger?

What is PrimaryBlogger? | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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An easy to use blog producing website dedicated to schools and the world of education.  This site easily lets you make links with other schools, has writing competitions that children can get involved with and generally makes blogging really exciting.

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Free online kids games, Toddler games, preschool and baby fun and activites

Free online kids games, Toddler games, preschool and baby fun and activites | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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This is a wonderful website for EYFS & KS1 – basically a click and explore website with no written instructions.  The more you press the more things happen and patterns start to emerge to support maths, literacy, language skills, investigative & reasoning skills.  Will easily keep little ones engaged – well worth exploring.

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Writing frames

Writing frames | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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One of the best websites I have found for literacy writing frames and genre guides.  Literally every type of genre you can think of is on here, each one has an excellent ‘prompt’ page including genre features, sentence starters, connectives etc. and then a wonderful blank writing frame to support children.  This website can seriously save us all SO much time – definitely have a look!

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Share and discover, all across Google - Google+

Share and discover, all across Google - Google+ | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Better than Skype as it allows you to have a conversation with more than one person / group of people at a time.  Free to use, you could set up a chat with the other federation classes or experts on a certain topic.  Find experts and connect with them through twitter so the children can see the process!

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Slow Writing

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A wonderful resource to support quality writing and to encourage children to edit and up level their work.  Children have to produce 6 sentences, each sentence has a rule that you can amend to suit your class or link in with what you have been practising in class.  You can use anything as your stimulus, couple it with the literacy shed for some inspirational images that will inspire quality writing.

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Kidsmart: Welcome

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A lovely website that can be used in your classrooms with resources to help support discussions around e-safety and sign post children to support them to know what to do

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All Books (sorted by popularity)

All Books (sorted by popularity) | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
Project Gutenberg offers 47,384 free ebooks for Kindle, iPad, Nook, Android, and iPhone.
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A free resource that allows you to access books online.  Tends to be more classical texts but a nice way to introduce literature and poetry in your classroom.

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Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo

Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
Find opposite or similar words at WordHippo.
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A great website for children to be able to check word definitions, similar words, opposite words, rhyming words and the words in example sentences. Empowering for KS2

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NGAkids Art Zone

NGAkids Art Zone | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Incredible website that allows children to create their own online art - could be published as a virtual gallery or imported into a class blog.

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Flickriver - A new way to view Flickr photos and more...

Flickriver - A new way to view Flickr photos and more... | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
Angela Hunt's insight:

Another wonderful image site where you can search for images and photographs covering anything and everything, a bit like tag galaxy.  Can be used as a hook or inspiration for all subjects, excellent for speaking and listening as well – could just have an image on the board and get children to discuss what they can see, what they think has just happened, what will happen next etc.

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THE NOT-MONSTER

THE NOT-MONSTER | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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Really fun creative website that allows children to create their very own ‘not monster’.  Has a back story to generate interest and scaffold ideas then is a paint design programme set in space.  Could be used to create characters for literacy or could also be used as a tool for PSHCE to talk about differences and people’s perceptions

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What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
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A website for KS2, allows children to input their favourite authors or books and then have other books suggested to them based on what they already enjoy.  Could help to create a book wish list for the class or could be used at home to support children and parents if using libraries, buying own books etc.

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Primary School Geography Encyclopedia

Primary School Geography Encyclopedia | Computing In The Classroom | Scoop.it
An online geography encyclopedia for children.
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This website is great for helping to teach geography – packed full of stats, clear information, explanations on all areas of geography and each section is full of lovely images or diagrams that will help bring the topic to life.  The best parts are the fact files on different countries – really interesting and could generate lots of discussion.  Unfortunately the website is a work in progress and not all links are up and running yet so you will have to check what you want is all finished.

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The Winter House

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A totally stunning interactive mystery story book – aimed probably at upper KS2 – the book takes children through a mystery where they have to solve problems and puzzles to read more of the story.  Inspirational and I am sure children will be desperate to write their own versions or spend hours re-reading the story!  

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Top 100 Debates | idebate.org

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A wonderful website for upper KS2 – either just to get ideas and see how people put arguments together or to actually start your own debate!  This list of the top 100 debates has some really interesting titles, for each it includes a summary of general information, then both points for and against.  For each point there is the argument and a counter argument. It even measures people’s views both before and after the debate, showing how well thought out arguments can change people’s mind.  If you create a log in, you can get involved with any of the debates.  There is also a list of further reading and information for each topic.  These debates could be used as an inspirational topic launch or a stimulus for powerful writing.

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