Shake a Phrase is a language app for the development of reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing. The app presents the content under five different themes – Animals, Fairytale, Monsters, Sports and Shake Starter. Using these themes, there are three sections to the app – Shake It, Story Starter and Quiz Me.
I have previously reviewed the app HERE on this site, which also includes a demo video. Artgig Apps, the developers of the Shake a Phrase app based in New York, have kindly given me five free Promo Codes for the app [click to continue…]
The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. Century Ireland is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23. [click to continue…]
To coincide with the publication on this website of the Study Guide for “The Sleeping Baobab Tree” by Paula Leyden, the author and her publisher, Walker Books, have given us four copies of the book to give away on the site. “The Sleeping Baobab Tree”, like its predecessor The Butterfly Heart, is set in Zambia. One morning twelve-year-old Fred wakes up with an unaccountable sense of foreboding, which his friend Bul-Boo, one of the twins from next door, insists is just his imagination. [click to continue…]
Is buachaill óg é Ailfí. Oibríonn a athair sa phictiúrlann agus tá a mháthair i dteach altranais , an-thinn. Is í Lindsí feiglhí an tí agus tugann sí aire do Ailfí. Tagann Ailfí ar Mharius sa scioból don chéad uair agus faigheann sé amach gur vaimpír é. Tá Ailfí chun cabhair a thabhairt do Mharius cónra a fháil agus a mhuintir a aimsiú mar tá siad áit éigin i dTrasalváin. Deireann Ailfí le Lindsí go bhfuil Marius chun fanacht leis agus cuireann siad bréagriocht air. [click to continue…]
As a teacher, I am passionate about integrating ICT in educational settings. In particular, I am interested in how digital tools can really bring teaching and learning to life in creative, dynamic ways. Over the last few years, I’ve experimented with lots of ICT tools, some more challenging than others, leaving me keen to learn more! So I was delighted to recently join 17 European teachers at the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) in Brussels for a 2-day course on the Creative Use of Multi-Media and Devices in the Classroom. [click to continue…]