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Purple Mash

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A picture showing some of the themes in Purple Mash

The Oxfordshire “Learning With Technology” conference was another opportunity to have a good look at 2Simple’s Purple Mash.

Purple Mash is a massive online creative space especially for primary school learners. It is a wonderful collection of resources that inspires creativity in young pupils.

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Website for Teaching Drawing

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Many pupils claim that “I’m rubbish at drawing!” which is a sad reflection of their lack of confidence and experience. However, as with all skills, pupils can  be taught to draw and there are several sites that will actually help teachers and pupils learn how to improve their drawing skills.

How to Draw It

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St Patrick’s Day: Links and Information

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St Patrick is often not celebrated except in Irish communities but it is worth spending a little time telling children his story and doing some activities to contribute towards awareness of the British Isles.

St Patrick’s Day Links:

theteachersguide.com – excellent lesson plans, interactive whiteboard resources and clipart.

Abcteach offers lots of print out materials that may inspire or give ideas of activities.

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Free on-line maths resources and games

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Anyone wishing to set maths games for homework on the run up to the SATs may  find this set of links useful. Between these four sites there are hundreds of games in each aspect of maths for all early years and primary school ages.

Crickweb

The Crickweb website is home to over two hundred free interactive teaching resources for primary ...

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Digital Storytelling – free guides

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The Cover of Digital Story Telling - a free e-book

Silvia Tolisano is an expert on digital storytelling and is the author of an excellent free ebook on that subject. How-To-Guide – Digital Storytelling – Tools for Educators is a 120 page guide to using digital storytelling tools in the classroom.

It is available from www.lulu.com however, when I went to get the ...

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