Sunday, May 3, 2009

StoryTop - story maker


Check out this great site - students can collaborate to make multi page stories and comic strips...create storytelling clubs...drag and drop clip art into stories and much more...

Check it out here...StoryTop

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

OMG - a fantastic myths and legends site...


You must check out this site - if you are teaching myths and legends....Myths and Legends

I'm not going to say any more - just go and look....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I love this spelling site.....


Check this out - you click on the word and it is said out loud - you then have to use the word or 'adopt' it in conversation. Great for the top end kids - Trevor and Jenny that's your lot and for us as teachers to get into.... check it out here Save the word

Thursday, March 5, 2009

English Online updated ....

If you have not already had a look you need to!!

Update the new address in your favourites and make sure you check out the updated English Online site.

You should also register for the regular updates to the site - check the latest one out here - March update.

It is easy to register and keep informed as to what is going in the English community ... add your email address in the space on the March update....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NZ Post Book Awards 2009

Here's the list of finalists for the Young Adult Fiction section of this year's awards -



The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner



Chronicles of Stone #1, Scorched Bone by Vincent Ford




Gool by Maurice Gee







Juno of Taris
by Fleur Beale








The 10pm Question by Kate de Goldi










I have read all of these and I would definitely be hard pushed to choose a winner ....

Have you read them? What do you think?

Friday, February 27, 2009

..and we think the Ministry is bad here.....

Have a read of what some US states are proposing for the recession !!

Have a quick read of this post on a US teacher site...


..as if the job isn't stressful enough already!!



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Online International Children's Digital Library...


Wow - I came across this site on TKI - it looks fantastic - all sorts of stuff there that will be of use to many of us in the classroom. You can access here International Children's Digital Library