Scootle’s Language and Learning Space, often an overlooked resource

Scootle’s Language and Learning Space offers free teaching resources for Australian language teachers of Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese, all of which are aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Furthermore, it is free. Visit the site and view a trailer, and or sign up. If you already have a Scootle account, you can use your existing details to log in. You can enrol your students and customise their learning according to skill […]

Resources for LOTE (Languages other than English)

After school today I presented a short session for a group of LOTE teachers. I provided the teachers with online interactive links  so that they could access interactive websites and or download pre-made SMART Notebook documents. Of particular interest for  French and Spanish teachers (regardless of the smart board brand  that they use) is a website called Crickweb. Language teachers can access (a)   Crickweb French (b) Crickweb Spanish  . Crickweb  also has a wealth of resources […]

Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge

Triple Zero Kids Challenge is an interactive online site which enables students to learn about getting help by playing games and solving mysteries. They’ll learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero. Along the way they will meet the “Zeros” as they are guided step by step through the game. You can even view the site in a range of languages. This is a fantastic […]

Free SMART Notebook resources

This is an old site created by Bedfordeshire City Council Schools (2005). However, it contains free SMART Notebook documents and some Promethean flip charts. They are a good base to work with, to modify and add to as you need. There are SMART Notebooks for teaching literacy, science, history, art, numeracy, geography, languages and music. http://www.schools.bedfordshire.gov.uk/NGFL/IWB/resources.html