Archive for October 10th, 2011

Online Storytime

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments 

It is always good to hear other people reading a text with style. When it is the original author, that adds an extra bit of realism and excitement.

Online Storytime, from Barnes and Noble, is a superb collection of children’s books, read aloud, often by the authors themselves.

There are some very well known books and all feature the original illustrations and texts. A great way to bring shared texts alive. Continue Reading

If It Were My Home .com

| October 10, 2011 | 1 Comment 

If It Were My Home .com offers a fantastic chance to compare aspects of life between almost any two countries in the world.

Initially, the site has the US as the default country to compare others to. This is not fixed and you could compare Morocco with Guatemala if you wished.

You are able to see the two countries overlayed on top of each other for comparison of size

To have Great Britain as your base country start HERE

This is a superb tool when carrying out a geography unit, or as a Start-The-Day thought provoking investigation. Continue Reading