Thursday, 23 October 2008

Using the 100 square to add 10

Adding 10 N1 E3 .1 skill .I have used these resources successfully with my adults with learning difficulties in our Edexcel numeracy lessons. Headphones are useful but not essential.
100 hunt from ICT Games .An interactive self correcting computer game which uses a 100 square format .

adding 10 game for 2 players, also from ICT games .

paper based 100 square

Mixed entry level number exercises.,page 1 . Add 10 more/10 less to a 2 digit number from Jean Thomas at the Skills workshop website

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Using Social Bookmarks

I love Delicious it allows me to access my favorites wherever I am. It gives me a great way to organize all my links and make notes so I remember their good points. It also goes further and allows you to share your links and to discover more links. If you don't want to share your links with others you can keep them private.

This Video from Common Craft is a good clear explanation in 3 minutes.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Looking at Hazards

I have been using another interactive Health and Safety game with my Edexcel Entry 2 students called Spot the Hazard
from my previous blog Health and Safety 1
has also been enjoyed by the students and has been useful in identifying hazards.
The PDF section on the Home Safety Game website has lots of hazard identification sheets,for example



Sunday, 12 October 2008

Healthy Eating 5 a Day

I was shopping in the Co-op this weekend and picked up a

very good leaflet (well I picked up 10 actually!)
on eating 5 fruit and vegetables a day .

It opens into an A3 wall chart. .

I shall use it with my Entry 2 Retail students ...
Last week one of my young students ate 4 packets of crisps for her lunch and bought 5 chocolate bars for the afternoon.Another student made do with three huge chunks of Mars Bar chocolate crisp cake! It is shocking and worrying to see how little nutrition they are getting!
For some links to resources for teaching healthy eating to students with learning difficulties you can read my blog entry Healthy eating 1
Skillsworkshop web site also has a list you might want to explore in the
Realia - recommended sources of 'real' texts for whole text work