Make your own little Nipper!
We all love our Pora Pals, so what could be better than to make your very own Pora Pal? What you need: A balloon – for the face Black permanent marker – for the eyes Some wrapping paper – any colour you like! Sellotape Scissors – please ask an adult to assist you. Glue (if you haven’t got any, just use sellotape) Rubber band Red permanent marker (or you could use red paper) – for the...
Holy intensive care Batman. Physicists calculate that Caped Crusader’s...– http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171318/Physicists-calculate-Batmans-famous-glide-result-fatal-injuries.html
Back to school pack - Resources - SML →
coolcatteacher: Share my lesson is a cool new website where teachers can upload lessons and align with common core. There are already over 200K resources and it is free to any teacher (or parent who whomeschools). This is a link to a “back to school pack” word document that has a lot of goodies elementary teachers would like.
#shamelessplug, but hey, we've launched on...
Pora Ora has launched on Kickstarter! We’ve got until July 28 to raise $100,000. So far we’ve raised $11,000 but we need your help. We don’t want to commit the cardinal sin of tumblr and bombard you all with an onslaught of words, and we know that many of you will not have heard of Pora Ora, but if we had to sum it up in one sentence it would go like this; ‘Amazingly...
The Generation Game - How Have Things Changed
Batman and the history of the bat suit
The Future Of ICT
Coding and children is a topic that seems to be gaining momentum lately. We teach our kids how an electric kettle works, what the inside of a plug looks like and how to set up an electrical circuit to light a bulb - why not teach them how computers work? It’s not only a matter of understanding the technology that we are so reliant upon, but there is a real argument to be made for teaching...
Video Games in the Classroom
You may have come across the term game based learning (GBL) before and while some snigger at the idea of video games offering anything other than the chance to breed violence and obesity, research shows that gaming and education are a match made in heaven. It is important to understand that not all games are created with the same objectives in mind; some are more effective in terms of learning...
Fun educational blogs to follow! Check out this... →
Euro 2012 Hits Pora Ora!
To celebrate the start of Euro 2012 we are going to be dropping footballs into Pora Ora! From 4 pm today (8th June) and throughout the tournament Pora Ora players are going to have the chance to hunt down these footballs: finders keepers! We suggest you log in to Pora Ora nice and early to ensure the odds are in your favour! The balls will not be dropped in the most obvious of places so...
Summer Learning Loss →
Great pdf showcasing research on the detrimental effects of summer holidays. Shows great need to keep kids learning and participating in maths which suffers the greatest setback
GBL in the classroom! Perks of learning! →
Teachers and Tweeting - a match made in heaven!...
Twitter to the unknown can seem a little perplexing. With hashtags, abbreviated topics, trends and of course Justin Beiber. So you’ve set up an account. You managed to whittle down your profile to less than 160 characters, you’ve got the perfect profile picture. You’re ready, braced to enter the world of Twitter and then ….. nothing. That first Tweet can seem daunting. Do you say ‘Hello world?’...
Protecting Children Online →
kickstarter | Info, Features, Ratings,... →
How Education needs to evolve →
Super short and snappy article on how today’s kids need to get new things out of education in order to adapt to the modern information technology age.
52% of children under the age of 8 have access to mobile media– http://www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/52-percent-kids-under-age-8-have-access-mobile-media-119492
Video Games Vs Teacher →
A study has found that in the case of teaching maths, educational video games may be more effective,
Laser System Paints Information on the Road Ahead →
Head-up displays, which project visual data onto the windshield and the driver’s view of the road, are debuting in a growing number of car models. But more vibrant, compact, and efficient displays being developed by Microvision, a company based in Redmond, Washington, could help the technology become much more common
On the Fence About Games Based Learning?
It seems that today with technology speeding off like a McLaren Formula 1 car, we can often feel a little left behind. Just when we manage to formulate an informed opinion, ‘boom’ we’ve already been lapped by technological advances. In terms of game based learning it really is worth jumping on the bandwagon (or F1 car!) Check out this link below, it is a short pdf document...
Super Readers - How To Become One! →
With technology racing at sonic speed, the fundamental are more important than ever. Check out this article on 10 ways to up your game.