News Tagged 'Curriculum'

School ICT to be replaced by computer science programme

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The current programme of information and communications technology (ICT) study in England’s schools will be scrapped from September 2012, the education secretary has announced – BBC link

In our opinion, this is long over due. As IT professionals, we have long held the opinion that a lot of the ICT we have observed in schools was dull and not pro-actively creating the IT specialists of the future. The current ICT curriculum is too vague for teachers to  plan ...

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Chinese New Year

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A Chinese Dragon picture

The 23rd January 2012 is Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit becomes the Year of the Dragon. This is an opportunity for children to learn about one of the world’s oldest cultures and the customs associated with the festival.

For a countdown ...

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Free copyright clipart or photographs for use in education

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Free copyright clipart or photographs for use in educationTeachers and students continually put themselves in danger of breaking copyright rules as they download images and pictures to use in their work! It is a great pity because finding good quality, free to use images is not difficult if you know where to look. Free copyright clipart or photographs for use in education offers a list of resources!

There are lots of websites that provide ...

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Spanish Christmas Songs

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There are not many Spanish websites that include Christmas songs recorded by children. In my opinion the links * below are the best recordings available. They will help children to learn Spanish carols and songs and the two stars mean that you and the children are likely to know the tune already.

* school access to YouTube required.

French Songs for Christmas – Videos suitable for the classroom

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Singing songs in a foreign language is a fun way of practicing pronunciation, reading and vocabulary in your target language. Here is a collection of Christmas / winter songs in French, sung by children with words on the screen rather like a karaoke. The first few songs, marked with stars, most people will recognise, these maybe good ones to start with. If anyone goes back over the whole collection from the website they will see ...

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