Using Digital Tech to Celebrate World Book Day

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Using Digital Tech to Celebrate World Book Day.

World Book Day is this Thursday and has become a firm fixture of the school calendar

so why not celebrate the love of reading with digital technology.
Here are a few ideas and resources to get your creative juices flowing… Get started by visiting the World Book Day website which includes learning experiences for all stages, inspiration and ideas for whole school events.

Using iPad for World Book Day Create book reviews in Book Creator or trailers in iMovie

Then use the front covers of the books as triggers in HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) so that when you scan the cover the book pops up.
Find out how here.

Retell or create alternative endings for well known stories in Adobe Spark Video

Create a book quiz in Kahoot , Plickers or Socrative.

Use ChatterPix Kids to bring your favourite book characters to life

Create a presentation about your favourite author in Sway or Keynote

Finally…a freebie.
To celebrate, .

The award winning Teach Your Monster to Read app is free to download all this week

Plus they have excellent printable resources, table top games and the desktop version of their app is always free.
Posted in Ideas, Support on 27/02/2018 by Digital Learning Team.

1 Comment Safer Internet Day Education Packs

About Safer Internet Day SID is celebrated globally in February each year to empower children and young people to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.  Co-ordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, SID achieves a huge impact because of the collective activities of people right across the UK.  For more information about Safer Internet Day in Scotland, contact Jess McBeath: [email protected]
To help schools, charities, youth groups, police services, libraries and wider run activities for Safer Internet Day (SID) on the 6 Feb 2018,  UK Safer Internet Centre have created Education Packs and complementary SID TV films.  These free packs include lesson plans, posters, presentations, activities and more.
Last year’s campaign reached 42% of children (aged 8-17) and 23% of parents in the UK.  There were over 500,000 downloads of the education packs and other resources.  Crucially, 48% of teachers who participated in SID said it led to disclosures of potential safeguarding issues online.

Get your pack There are tailored education packs for: 3 – 7s

7 – 11s.
11 – 14s.
14 – 18s.
Parents and carers.
Guidance pack for educators.
You can download the packs at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/education-packs.
Posted in Digital Safety, Ideas, Support and tagged Digital Safety on 15/01/2018 by Digital Learning Team.
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