Monday, 25 February 2008

Creating comic strips online

This article states how the medium of comic strips can develop literacy. And the MFLE website has some hints and tips for making and using comic strips. Quite a few comic strip sites have been added to our recently, the latest being Pixton at where you can create a comic or a whole book and show it online.
At there is a historical comic ‘construction kit’ based on the style of the Bayeux tapestry. Then there are tutorials for Sketchcast at and Storytime from Dr Seuss at . Create your own comic strips at and especially for children the comic creator at

The children at the homework club seem to like Toondoo best at

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Larry Ferlazzo's ESL website

Larry Ferlazzo teaches English as a second language and his website has hundreds of links for ESL pupils from beginners to more advanced.

It also contains a teachers' page which has loads of links useful for teaching all areas of the curriculum. It is definitely worth a look at

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

It is probably worth highlighting this site again, as the bank of free to use tools and resources created for teachers who are teaching with an interactive whiteboard is being extended all the time.

There are help sheets on how to make Smart notebook teaching resources and includes interactive whiteboard resources for all areas of the curriculum.

Monday, 4 February 2008


Was reminded of Scran today with their January newsletter. I have been thinking of trying out some of the upper school on Scribble which is Scran's protected area for blogging. If anyone wants to try it out with their class please let me know.