Red Dragonfly Mathematics Challenge Booklet

Red Dragonfly Mathematics Challenge Booklet is an English adaption of a classic Japanese mathematics problem solving book called Math Brain Quiz (Red) by Mr Yasuhiro Hosomizu. It was written by the State of NSW Department of Education and Training in 2010. The main focus of Red Dragonfly is to provide students with higher-level mathematical problems, rather than routine procedural tasks.  In addition, it increases opportunities for students to discuss alternative […]

SoundingBoard iPad App

SoundingBoard is a free communication app which allows you to link images with sounds or messages. You can access preloaded boards or create your own. This app is ideal for Special/Adaptive Education and  English as an additional language (EAL). It is also ideal for teachers who are wanting to create their own boards based on a desired vocabulary. This app is not currently available in Google Play.

Two More Millie iPad Books for Free and Online eBooks if you do not have an iPad

Millie iPad books are great because they are interactive and they include a combination of fictional illustrations and photo images with ‘real life’ video footage of Millie. Meet Millie is free but the other books usually cost about $1.00. I have purchased them all, however, Kathryn recently told me that Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure and Millie and the Lost Key are currently free. I am not sure how long they […]

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

“In recognition of the widespread use of iPad in schools and general education, Apple recently released a new “Apps for Teachers” category in the App Store” (Sam Glicksman).   To find the category on your iPad: 1. Go to the App Store 2. Select all Categories and then select Education 3. Go to the bottom of the page and there is a  list of quick links, select Apps for Teachers. […]

Free iPad Apps for Kindergarten/Reception and One Online Resource

Story Bots is a great iPad app for little people. The free version gives you three songs to play. Songs include Mary Had a Little Lamb, Row Your Boat and This Old Man.  If you upgrade the app is based on a membership  of $4.99 per month for 11 songs (personally I think this is very expensive) however the free version is great fun! There is also great free online […]

iPad Training Presentation

I have shared one of my iPad training presentations online through Slide Share. You can view the presentation below. Please note, it is not word heavy as I talk about the apps, demonstrate the apps and then give ideas for practical applications for classroom use. If the first video link does not work here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxvyc2RVAyk . I will share one of my iPad training presentations for K-Y2 soon. iPad […]