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Wordle is an online word cloud resource. It is simple to use, and allows you to be creative as different colours and fonts can be used. It is a resource which could really support learning and teaching in school. For instance, in the above example, wordle could support maths and data handling i.e. 'What is your favourite food?' reveals that pizza was most enjoyed, as this word appears largest. It could also be used across other core and foundation subjects as inspiration or to encourage thinking and interaction.
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Wallwisher can be used to write and communicate messages for others to see, as shown in the example above. Wallwisher is simple to use, and in schools I believe it could be particularly beneficial for eliciting children's ideas and/or current thinking, as well as for formative assessment or peer feedback. This may also be successful as notes can be posted anonymously, which is likely to encourage less confident children to participate.

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Wigflip is a website (http://wigflip.com/) where you can create 'toys an tools for the web' (i.e. text and labels etc. for wikis, websites etc.Below are some examples:
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Poisson Rouge is an online resource that can be used to support young children's understanding of letters, sounds and numbers. For example, there activities which allow children to make the connection between the number '2' and 2 objects, and links to pictures make the sounds of different letters clear such as 'a' being in a sentence with the work and picture of 'apples'. However, with really young children I would use this online resource during whole-class activity or with small groups where an adult is able to assist the children. It is really accessible and good fun for children though, as it is interactive, clear and colourful.

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What is Photo Peach?Photo Peach is an online photo slide-show creator. You are able to upload images, apply transitions, add music and overlay text.

Is it easily accessible?Yes. Simply access the website: http://photopeach.com/. On this site, you are able to view the page relating specifically to the use of Photo Peach in education. Alternatively you can use the web address: http://photopeach.com/education/premium and you can sign up for free. However, it isnt free to use the premium education packages. These do appear to be useful however, as the packages offer benefits for teaching such as teacher control and avoiding innapropriate content.

How could Photo Peach be used in schools?Photo Peach can be used in a variety of ways, including displaying photos of a particular event, as an assessment tool, for children to present their own learning, and to communicate to parents what children have been learning/doing in school, as they can be embedded on to school websites, blogs etc. However, what can be done will be tailored to the individual school and individual's learning, but where it is used, it is likely to support personal skills too. For example, children are likely to develop skills such as communciation, presentation, organisation and team working.


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What is animoto?Animoto is another online resource for creating interesting slideshows using your own photographs. You are able to upload photgraphs, videos and add music and text to personalise your show. It is also free to sign up.

What could it be used for in school?Like Photo Peach, it can be used to present a variety of information and learning, as well as develop a variety of personal skills. Further, it may also be used as an interesting way to present information to children. However, I feel that it is useful to be aware of both Photo Peach and Animoto, as the workings of each may be particularly suitable for different learners, or work better for the teacher depending on how she is intending to use the resource.


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(From site: http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/infant)Infant encyclopedia is an online resource that has been created for young children. It allows you to find out key facts/research information related directly to National Curriculum subject areas and expectations. It is particularly suitable for young children as the resource is very user friendly. For example, in the above example, the text is very simple and easy to read, the buttons are large enough to recognise and to click on and appropriate pictures have been used to support children's understanding/reading of the buttons. Thus, it will help them to navigate easily.

The information available is presented in a variety of forms - for example, there are short paragraphs of written text as well as links to appropriate games, activities and videos.
It could be more useful than using google, as it is perhaps more-age appropriate. It would also allow children to begin to develop online researching skills which can then be transferred for use within search engines, such as BING and Google, during Key Stage 2.