Tag Archives: National Curriculum

Making eBooks on your iPad: 10 ideas for Parents and Teachers

8 Feb

There are several Apps available that allow you to create your own books.  I’ve already posted about Keynote, Picturebook and Book Creator, but there are others.  Later on I’ll even cover a few ways of creating eBooks on your computer, but now we know these apps exist, the next question:  what to write?  Here are 10 ideas for parents and teachers to use to create eBooks with children. Continue reading

Sentence Reading Magic 1

19 Jan

2012 sees the introduction of the National Curriculum into our Queensland schools.  Some of us are having trouble coming to terms with what our children are expected to be able to do by the end of the Prep year.  One of the goals is that students should be able to write a short sentence, which is something we previously would not have expected of them until year one.  When you realise that a simple sentence may only be made from 2 or 3 words, the goal doesn’t seem that difficult after all, but some parents may wonder what they can do to help their child achieve this.  Sentence Reading Magic 1 by Preschool University is one App that can help children practice simple sentence structures while also practicing basic reading skills. Continue reading

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