Saturday, 3 May 2014

Sale Time!

Hi kids, apologies for being so quiet - I am still in study mode until mid-June, so there won't be much happening at Little Green HQ until then... oh, except this little ol' sale I'm having in the Little Green store, that is!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Little-Green

Yep, TpT is having another store-wide sale from May 6-7, with many sellers further discounting their resources. I am discounting everything in my store by 20%, so with the TpT discount, you will get a total of 28% off! All you need to do to add the TpT discount is to use the promo code TPTXO at the checkout. Too easy!

I'm also extending my sale one extra day to May 8th, so you can still get 20% off, even if you accidentally miss the main TpT sale days! 

Pop over to the Little Green store and get your cart ready for the big day! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Teaching In The 21st Century

Got ten minutes? This video will encourage you to take the steps you need to bring your teaching into the 21st Century! I particularly like what is said about the difference between entertainment and engagement. Thought-provoking stuff!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Making PBL work for you!

Have you heard about Project Based Learning (PBL)? This short video explains what it is, why it works and gives a great example of how it can be used in the classroom. Give it a go!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Googling vs. Librarying!

You may have noticed that recently things have been a little quiet at Little Green HQ. The reason is that I have gone back to university to get my Masters degree in Teacher Librarianship, so all the spare time I used to have to make resources and blog is being taken up with assignments and readings! Yikes!

One of the questions we have been asked to consider in the course is the relevance of the library in a world where googling is a verb. Information  seems to be at our fingertips, so why should we bother with the library? This brilliant little video explains clearly and succinctly the role of the library and librarian in today's world... as well as the role of Google!



Wednesday, 5 March 2014

eBooks - the next generation!

ebooks - love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. And as they become entrenched in our culture, they move into our schools. If you're familiar with children's ebooks, you'll know that they have a long way to go before we'll be in any way convinced that they're worth the trouble. Chapter books are a breeze, but picture books and graphic-heavy information texts just don't work right in the current ebook format.

Here's one company's solution, and it is brilliant! Enjoy!