This week we have been taking photographs in the dark. We had to use a couple of SLR cameras and tripods for these.The students worked in smallgroups creating images with lights and torches and some props from Halloween.
We also used Paint.net to arrange the images . It is not as flexible as Photoshop but did allow us to add images in new layers.Once in they were difficult to move around and could only be moved by highlighting the images with the selecting tool.
'A railway safety PowerPoint to be used as a discussion on why we need to
stay safe around railway lines. Can be used as a speaking and
listening tool to form discussion points or as a reading comprehension.'
The amount of time the heart takes to return to a normal at-rest rate
after exercise is called recovery time. This is a measure of
the body's general fitness. The shorter the recovery time, the higher
the level of fitness. ( source Habits of a Healthy Heart )
'recovery rate which is measured here in beats per minute (bpm). Ask the students what they notice about the recovery rates of the people ... They should notice that the people who do the most strenuous exercise on
a regular basis (i.e. the marathon runner and the swimmer) have higher recovery
rates than those who do only light exercise (the dog walker and the boy who
cycles to school), which means that their heart rate slows down more in the
first minute after exercise.'
The brilliant Six book challenge has come round again! Some of my students are reluctant readers but are willing to have a go at reading on their Ipad or Android devices. My challenge has been to find suitable ebooks. My college doesn't have an E book service but most UK libraries now do offer free ebooks. You will always need your library card and a pin ,so you will have to start with a visit to the library. Some libraries use the over drive app these include Hampshire East Sussex Devon and many more West Sussex library West Sussex has its own FREE service for ebooks You will need a library card and a pin available from the library Choose your book and download onto Ipad,computer or android. For the Ipad follow instructions to download a Blue Fire reader or similar West Sussex also has FREE emagazines Access via West Sussex library website follow instructions to download a Zinio app West Sussex library also has a Free audio books through oneclick digital There are lots of other places to find ebooks.The tricky bit is finding titles suitable for young adult beginner or intermediate readers I have pinned some possible title on a Pinterest board Follow Judy's board Reading on the Ipad on Pinterest. Other places for Ebooks (to purchase) Macmillan books have an ebooks store with some suitable Starter ebooks SEN press Lots of SEN Press books are available as Apps for IPad with one free book to download : Keeping Money Safe There is also a free PDF version of the book Matt gets Wise
Dark Man series E books Me books There are many reading apps which can be used to download books. I like the interactive features of Me apps books. You can download a free Popeye comic (not for beginner readers) when you sign up to an account (Feb 2015). I haven't found any titles to recommend yet... Tar heel reader is also a good place to find free very short reading books.These can be downloaded. A list of graded readers can be found at Dynamic learning (although not all age appropriate)
Animoto is a quick and easy way to make videos. It is also a good way of recording practical projects and showcasing the work of your students. Anyone can sign up for a free account .This enables you or your students to make 30 second videos.Once you've tried it and like it you can ask for a free upgrade to an Educators account. https://animoto.com/education/classroom