Sunday, 18 December 2011

Art Competition theme: world music festival

Stay up Late have launched an art competition for anyone with a learning disability.
Closing Date 31st January 2012.

The brief is to come up with an image to use on The Wild Things website. The image will help to launch the next Wild Things compilation featuring new music made by musicians with learning disabilities from around the world.
The image needs to be of an imaginary ‘world music festival’ and will be the main feature of the project on the website, along with a compilation CD.

Further Information here

and Easy read here

Saturday, 17 December 2011


Jump Cuts have a new film:

Moving On (Relationships & Sexuality training DVD)

5 real life stories about relationships and sexuality from people with a learning difficulty. The stories cover different issues in relationships:

Michael wants a girlfriend but is stuck in the grey zone.

Phil and Ali are moving in together.

Jo has never talked about it, since it happened.

Anton says it’s just a label.

Dan thinks they’re ready but Sue is not so sure.

Includes a menu of specially devised questions to accompany each story and promote discussion.

Review of the year 2011

Zeitgeist 2011: Year in Review

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

It was great. Oh yes it was !

My colleague Phil and the Entry 2/1 students have just performed Cinderella as part of their Wednesday afternoon enrichment . There were no lights,scenery, stage or parents and in parts the performance was a little shaky but overall it was a triumph.The students have so enjoyed preparing the performance. It has been the highlight of the term and a fine example of embedding learning into a meaningful context. We have seen students writing cast lists, writing out the story, script reading, memorising lines, talking in sentences, contributing ideas, actively listening, working with others,learning about story structure and the tradition of pantomime. All done with lots of laughter. Thank you Phil !

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Very fast mouse skills !

Christmas games for those with fast mouse skills.

TES i board
sort the presents by shape colour or numberNOW SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED

Click on the reindeer noses to play a tune.(still free!)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Mouse skills

Press to reveal ! a demo game (2 screens, santa and presents) from
Shiny Learning Click the mouse or use with a switch or space bar.

Also from Shiny learning singing sheep

Help Kidz learn What's behind the present (no need to register)

REGISTER to play . REGISTER to play . REGISTER to play .

Christmas Presents from Help Kidz learn . REGISTER to play . Use switch or mouse

Can you put Rudolph back together. Drag and drop activity from NGFL


Decorate the Christmas Tree A drag and drop activity from
requires Adobe shockwave


Some You Tube Xmas videos on My Sqworl

Art Attack
Christmas theme video