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Online storybook

More good stuff from Carine… Create a story together with the children. You can help them by giving them a main character and helping them with questions such as: “What did he do then, what happens next?” Meanwhile the teacher makes notes. Afterwards the teacher repeats the story and asks after each part who can make  Full Article…

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The Secret Life of Animals

Here is another idea from Cidalia Marques, one of the Taccle team from Portugal. Portugese classrooms often have animals in their classes. The most usual animals are silkworms, fishes or hamsters . This is the first step to approach the animals habits, characteristics, feeding and caring about them Having an animal in the class serves  Full Article…

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Wordle warm up (primary ideas)

Here are some more ideas for using Wordle in a primary school, contributed by Nic Daniels, one of the Taccle team in Wales. We love this software! It’s so simple to use and the possibilities are endless! We’ve outlined how to use it as a fun and quick lesson warm-up activity. Click ‘create’ on the  Full Article…

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Where I live

Experiment with History Pin.  It’s free! It’s an application where people can put old photographs on a location which are then available for others to see. Creates a historical, visual record of say a street. If there are no pictures of your location, get the kids to go and take some and load them onto  Full Article…

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Mini beasts (4-7yrs)

Use flip vid cameras and get children to pretend they are either beetles or butterflies. Beetles take a camera, crawl on their stomachs through grass and film what beetles may see. Butterflies stand up as tall as they can and fly around with the camera, swooping down onto bright flowers etc. Load onto computer and,  Full Article…

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