As more and more schools look to going online and mobile with their learning, it’s becoming increasingly important to offer some guidance as to how to implement the practice....
Easter is fast approaching and pupils and teachers alike are excited about the break. Surely Easter and the history of it has been discussed in class so why not making use of your VLE to learn more about it? This can be done either in class or even over the holidays. If the tasks are made fun then the children will be excited to “work” even during the holidays.
If you follow Webanywhere on Twitter (@webanywhere_ltd) you may have seen that Planet Sherston have now announced the winners of the Design An Alien Competition. What a fine selection of aliens they are!The competition was launched just before Christmas, with every primary school in the UK invited to enter their best alien artwork. The winners would win Planet Sherston goodies for their school’; the alien crowned the overall winner would then be recreated and appear as a brand new character in Planet Sherston.
In the latest of our guest blog posts on Webanywhere websites, e-Learning Consultant Alison Hales talks about one of her favourite e-learning products, the ever-popular Planet Sherston - which is available as a bolt-on to Learnanywhere.
Around one in five children leave primary school without having reached a sufficient standard in reading and writing. This means they are at a big disadvantage when they enter the secondary curriculum, and risk falling further behind. It is therefore essential for those struggling at primary education to gain extra tuition so that every child reaches the basic standard expected when starting secondary school.
It has been found that those children who come from disadvantaged homes struggle more to attain the national average. There is a 16% difference between disadvantaged pupils and others at the age of 11. This has
So, last month we announced the winners of the Create Your Character Competition. Five fantastic avatars designed by primary school children will now be recreated for use within the Learnanywhere VLE.
As the winners begin to appear in local papers around the UK, celebrating their victories, Webanywhere has begun announcing a series of free e-learning events – many of them at winning schools, who have kindly agreed to be the hosts.
Most of the events feature CEOP Ambassador Tracey Gentle. Tracey is a former teacher with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to e-learning. Plus, as a CEOP Ambassador she
Every November, many schools participate in Anti-Bullying Week. Anti-Bullying Week 2013 takes place from 18-22nd November, and this year the theme is The Future is Ours: Safe, Fun and Connected. It’s about using technology for collaboration and productive reasons rather than anti-social and cowardly behaviour such as cyber-bullying. So, how about creating a course on your Learnanywhere, for pupils, staff and parents to work through?
OFSTED released a paper in September stating that schools should provide parents with information regarding e-safety. This, ideally, should be available from the school’s website, on a dedicated e-safety page.
You can find more information about