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.
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
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
Friday saw the launch of Webanywhere’s first UK-wide primary school competition of the year: the Create Your Character Competition!
This is the chance for your school to win thousands of pounds worth of e-learning prizes, simply by allowing your class to get creative!
We want primary school children to design new avatars for Learnanywhere. If you’re not a Learnanywhere user yet, these are the fun, friendly characters that each child has on their individual profile. Every time a pupil creates a good piece of work, or achieves a good test score, their teacher can award them ‘points’ on Learnanywhere. These points
Learnanywhere has already proved itself a fantastic learning platform for primary school children: It’s engaging, fun and easy to use.
Now, we’ve used Learnanywhere to create fun and engaging learning for teachers too.
We recently opened up registrations to the Learnanywhere MOOC. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses (read more about the concept here), and the Learnanywhere MOOC is exactly that: One online location for dozens of short and easy to follow training courses for teachers.
These courses are all completely free, and will help you make the best use of technology, as well as enhance education, within your school. Course
The summer holidays are almost here – some schools may have already finished for the holidays – and no doubt you’ll be winding down to a long, well-deserved break. We’re sure the last thing you’ll be thinking about is setting new work for the children!
However, you can still keep them engaged in learning – and make sure they’re prepared for the autumn term – by setting them simple tasks over the summer. You can do this easily with a learning platform.
So, we’ve put together three ways to make the most of Learnanywhere over the summer holidays.
1. Set Them Games