Office Mix

Mix_exampleThis site lets you take PowerPoint further by adding in quizzes and web elements as well as many other apps. You do need a Microsoft account to use it but once set up it is very simple to use. A good resource for flipping your classroom.
Here is an example I created for my year 7 class. This one does not have narration or annotation but you can add these in when you create yours.

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I created a Haiku Deck as a way of introducing persuasive writing to my year 7 class. We are viewing the film ‘Wall-e’ and then writing about the issues in the text. The aim is to improve our ability to write persuasively, to look at how texts convey themes and ideas and to learn about writing for different audiences and purposes.

Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap

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“Here to teach you how to put the pen down right.”

In 1918, William Strunk penned The Elements of Style, which his former student E.B. Wh

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Too good! Fodder for word nerds here In this video about Strunk and White. And the write up for this postmjust disobeyed many of their recommendations.

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3 Types Of Poetry That Will Help English Language Learners (ELLs) – Edudemic

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There are a few types of poetry in particular that will be quite beneficial to English Language Learners (ELLs). Check these out!

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

While targetted at EAL learners this post about using poetry to assist language understanding would be applicable to any students learning English.

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How to teach… reading for pleasure

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The link between reading for fun and educational success is well established, but how can teachers get reluctant readers into books? These teaching resources will help

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

It can be chLlenging to know how to teach reading for pleasure. Just giving students access to the library is not enough. I have expressed deep ambivalence about silent reading programs as I see good readers go ahead but struggling ones flip through books nd even become disruptive when left to just read. There is some advice in this post about teaching reading to students.

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