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  • Recipe for Writing with Etherpad

    I remember years back while at Pirongia School, Phyllis Johnson came to work with a group of students across the school to extend their writing ability.  I was fortunate to be the teacher who was working to support her on the day, and thoroughly enjoyed the way her work scaffolded children&...

    Tags: writing, scaffolding writing, collaborative, collaborative writing

  • Have you heard about Storybird? Updated information and new ways of using

    Have you heard about "Storybird"? Updated on August 30th 2012 by Jill Hammonds Comments (3) Storybird is a wonderful e-Learning tool to support student writing, reading and other literacies.  It creates a level playing field for struggling write...

    Tags: writing, e-Books, publishing student writing, make a book

  • Developing student vocabulary to enrich writing

    If limited vocabulary is holding back the level of writing of students in your class then you need to do some specific teaching in order to raise their vocabulary repertoire.  e-Learning has much to offer here in scaffolding this drawing out and harvesting of rich vocab. A great place to ...

    Tags: writing, vocabulary development, vocabulary, text read software

  • Blended e-Learning Resources to Support Writing

    Check out this presentation that shares various e-Learning tools that may be used to support writing programmes.

    Tags: writing, BeL

  • Implementing blogging in the writing programme

    My e-Learning goal is to implement our class blog into our writing programme. My initial idea was to get the students to publish their writing onto the blog.  http://kahikateaiwa.blogspot.co.nz/ The majority of my writers were at the beginning of the year, struggling writers and I became d...

    Tags: Somerset Crescent School, blogging, writing

  • Blogging in the Writing Programme

    My e-Learning goal is to implement our class blog into our writing programme. My initial idea was to get the students to publish their writing onto the blog.  http://kahikateaiwa.blogspot.co.nz/ The majority of my writers were at the beginning of the year, struggling writers and I became d...

    Tags: Somerset Crescent School, blogging, writing

  • Life is not a race to be first finished » Blog Archive » Adding Keyboards in iOS 8

    My blogpost as I trial a couple of new keyboards to support writers using iOS 8

    Tags: writing, iPad, keyboard, apps, iOS8

  • Engaging students in Writing

    Using Keynote, Powerpoint or Google Slides to make non-linear presentations in writing Keynote and Powerpoint don't just have to be used for making presentations.  They are great tools to engage reluctant writers.Watch this video of Jill Hammonds working with a group of year 5 & ...

    Tags: writing, engagement, etherpad, storybird, powerpoint, keynote, pick-a-path

  • Classroom Practice Examples

    This page is a series of classroom videos working with students and their teachers to raise achievement in writing.  Videos can also be found in the relevant sections of the navigation. Using Keynote (or Powerpoint) in the classroom with Year 5 & 6 students at Ashhurst Primary to engage...

    Tags: classroom practice, examples, writing, jill hammonds