Schools are being encouraged to think beyond standard phonics-based teaching in early year education by exploring a new teaching resource based on British Sign Language (BSL).
Told through a combination of books, online games and videos of words and phrases, SignSpell is the first holistic educational resource of its kind, designed to help hearing children in their early years to read, spell and remember words through basic BSL.
Interactive 3D teaching software provider 3D-Hub is expanding its online library of 3D content after a number of world-leading distributors and producers agreed to make a selection of their titles available for download.
This expansion is good news for teachers looking for new and exciting 3D videos to use in the classroom with 3D-Hub’s media player.
3D Content Hub, National Geographic Entertainment and Principal Media have all agreed to provide 3D content, adding to the many titles already available on the 3D-Hub website.
Among the new factual clips will be the multi-award-winning film Cosmic Journey. This spectacular documentary takes the viewer on a trip to the edges of the universe using previously unseen NASA and Hubble space telescope images.
Teachers can now offer a fully interactive view of the human ear in class, thanks to a new educational resource released online which details each part of the ear in detail. The tool explores the outer, middle and inner ear and the cochlea, and gives clear descriptions of each, explaining how the ear controls hearing and balance and what can affect its ability to do this effectively.
The website, created by hearing experts Amplifon, offers a highly-stylised 3D diagram of the human ear, with each part labelled with its name and a description to allow users to explore in as much or as little detail as they wish. The piece also includes an animated feature which follows the movement of sound waves from the outer to the inner ear.
Getting-in is a new educational resource website based around a ground-breaking principle: a one-stop shop for students’ educational needs as they make the crucial, potentially life-changing transition from school to university and beyond.
Getting-in offers a uniquely broad range of services, from GCSE and A Level revision materials to university guides and course listings. From articles on how to writie a great personal statement to tips on applying for apprenticeships and the graduate job market, Getting-in caters for everyone.
Stephen Newall, CEO, commented: "Rather than focusing narrowly on one specific age group, we cater for the whole spectrum of students from secondary school all the way up to and beyond university graduation. Our catering to this broad church is based on the belief that students ought to be able to have access to guides and resources that will help them make the transition from one stage of their education to another before finally entering the job market.
Kids love graffiti, nowadays known as ‘urban art’. I am pretty useful at lettering and often my students ask me to teach them how to do it.
Graffiti has always been fashionable but has never been mainstream - there is something subversive and anarchistic about graffiti and some of the websites I will show you represent this side of urban art extremely well. Here are some of the websites I use with my students:
I know summer just started. You’re relaxing, reading the stack of books that collected on your nightstand, planting the flowers you were supposed to take care of in April, but, well, teaching came first.
Bookmark this page and when you’re ready to look at some teacherly resources, come back. I’ve collected 89 great resources to make your job easier - everything from grading rubrics, online quizzes, audio books, utilities, to puzzle creators and more.