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Flickr Ransomizr September 17, 2007

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This site uses the great collection of single letter pictures on Flickr to display a message of your own choosing. The modern day equivalent of the newspaper ransom note!

Mixed Up Animals Activities September 17, 2007

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Three websites to support “Mixed Up Animals” creative writing activities…




ArtPad September 15, 2007

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ArtPad is an online painting program with a very cool feature that allows you to replay the painting of your picture once you’ve finished it. There are some stunning examples of work in the gallery and, while I would very carefully monitor access to this area, I’m sure students would get a lot out of watching the way the original artists created the pictures.

NSPCC: Defeat Bullying September 14, 2007

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The NSPCC are calling on all schools to sign up and help defeat bullying by taking part in their fun foot-related fundraising campaign. The aim is to raise awareness about bullying and raise money to help vulnerable children and young people.

If you visit the website address above you can register to receive a free pack of activities, lessons and assemblies for delivery during anti-bullying week (19–23 November 2007) and ideas for some fun foot-related fundraising events.

Oxfam Education September 14, 2007

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Oxfam’s Cool Planet for teachers has been relaunched as Oxfam Education. They’ve given the website a fresh new look and new search options to make it even easier for teachers to find everything they need to take a global approach across the curriculum.

Oxfam Education offers a huge range of free, easy to use resources to help bring the global dimension to life in the classroom.

It helps teachers deliver education that empowers young people to understand their world and make a difference in it.

The website features inspiring assemblies, lesson plans and ideas for teaching across the curriculum. Teachers can also access the latest advice and support for tackling complex global issues that affect pupils’ lives.

Shadow Puppetry September 14, 2007

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One for the Light and Shadows topic…

GREAT Shadow PuppetryAwesome video clips here

Friends and Heroes September 13, 2007

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These lesson plans support the BBC TV show “Friends and Heroes”. It’s an animated adventure series for children featuring Bible Stories from both Old and New Testaments. It was shown earlier in the year on the CBBC digital channel but is currently being repeated on Tuesday mornings on BBC2. I’ve not seen the show yet but the supporting resources seem quite interesting.

The Saatchi Gallery: Portfolio September 13, 2007

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The Saatchi Gallery has recently added a special section to their website where primary and secondary schools can upload images of pupils artwork. It provides the opportunity to showcase students work to visitors from all over the world. The Saatchi Gallery is also funding an annual prize to awards the schools and pupils that produce their favourite works each year.

English Funnies September 12, 2007

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I’ve linked to two humorous pages from the TeenLit website highlighting some of the difficulties of the English language. You could probably use some of the examples with older primary students.

Fun with Editing

English is so tricky…

Make Beliefs Comics September 12, 2007

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This simple online comic creator might be useful in English or PSHE lessons. Once you get the hang of the controls it’s fairly quick and easy to make strips. There are ten characters to choose from, speech and thought balloons and panel prompts. Pupils can even print out their finished creations or email them to their friends.