Category Archives: Curriculum Resource

Engaging reluctant writers using e learning tools (SlideShare)

Hi everyone, I stumbled upon a great slideshare that I wanted to bring to your attention. It has some fantastic ideas and links to some great online tools to engage your students. It’s geared to junior or “reluctant” writers and offers unique ways of aligning curriculum with Internet based tools. See for yourself by clicking here. I particularly liked The Hero Factory on page 10.


PicLits – an idea for reluctant writers is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire and engage writers. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. Click here to try it.



Thinking of signing out iPads this year? Check out Apple’s Education Site


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 22 Alternatives to YouTube


Image drawn by Vincenzo Stagno


Edcanvas – one of my favourite resource for the classroom!

blendEdcanvas (now Blendspace) is one of the best digital resources I have come across in a long time! Once you set up your account, you can start collating all of your digital resources onto your canvases to create “living“ online lessons.

What`s best is that the process involved in creating your canvases is very simple. Find what you like and drag it onto your canvases.

You can even install a bookmarking tool (an add-on that will live on your toolbar) which allows you to send websites and videos straight to your Edcanvas with a simple click. This will send that link to your bookmarks. These links will get stored in your Bookmarks, which can then be dragged into any of your canvases when you need them. Here is the link for placing that tool onto your browsing toolbar.


Great Curriculum Support Site:






This resources provides teachers with free resources, downloads, and lessons, but it may be most valuable as a quick guide for its course outlines. If you are expected to teach an area that may be new to you, you can get a really good sense about the key topics that you should cover to ensure that you hit the curriculum. It’s worth exploring, and if your’s so inclined, it offers textbooks and teacher guides for purchase. You can click on the image above, or click here to view.

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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Curriculum Resource