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SMACS PRIMARY E –NEWS of interest, like population,income or religion. There are nearly 700 maps,with many available as a PDF posters. Use “map categories” to choose a map. www.worldmapper.org K-3 Websites My Family Blogging What is it? Blogs provide a communication space that teachers can utilise with students whenever there is a curriculum need to develop writing, share ideas and reflect on work being undertaken in the classroom. Also watch YouTube – Blogs in Plain English. A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal. Check out Blogger – A Free weblog publishing tool from Google for sharing texts, photos and video. Go to http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/blog/b logbasics.cfm for more info on starting a blog and a lot of examples of how to use them in each subject area. About The World(Websites) How big would the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill actually be if it centred on your home town? If the Great Wall of China started in Hillarys, how far would it stretch?The BBC’s Dimensions site lets you overlay an object or event wherever you choose on Google Maps. www.howbigreally.com World Mapper is a collection of world maps with a difference – territories are resized on each map according to the subject

My Family enables you to create a “photo portrait” of your family and friends by creating on screen characters. Choose hair styles, clothes, eye colour to make a picture of your family. http://christmas.iboard.co.uk/activity/2884 Build a Flag Build your own flag with Buster. Choose items on the left and drag them over to your flags. What flag represents you? http://pbskids.org/buster/games/flag/index.h tml

3 -6 Websites Maths: Timez Attack An awesome 3D multiplication Maths game, for both Mac and Windows computers. Teaches the 2 – 12 times tables. The free download version is all you need. http://www.bigbrainz.com/Download.html Reading – Into the Book

Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K – 4 students and teachers. It focuses on eight research based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. http://reading.ecb.org


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