An iPad app which allows a teacher to set work remotely on the students’ devices, including with recorded audio instructions. The teacher can see what the students are doing and get feedback instantly on the their iPad. The students can put up a virtual hand to ask for help from the teacher, or from fellow students.
Superb Apple and Android apps designed to improve home/school communication to inform parents about what their children are doing in school. Teachers can input simple lesson topics, or detailed lesson information for parents. Teachers can also assign badges for individual pupils.
An intriguing site which has split the whole world into 3 metre by 3 metre squares and assigned 3 words to label that coordinate, giving addresses to millions around the world who don’t have an official address, or making a meeting point more accuracy than a postcode. For educators, there are lots of geographic and literacy possibilities – geocaching with spelling, or writing short stories or descriptions about a real location including the words. The site can be viewed in many different European languages meaning there are MFL possibilities too."
Guide to getting started with languages with younger pupils.