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E-Planner Free Trial for Secondary Teachers and Visual Literacy Resources for KS1 and KS2

Monday 16th July 2012

Managing Teacher Duties and Visual Literacy Resources

This week, two resources to support teaching and learning in the classroom have been selected for sharing. The first, an electronic teacher planner, is available as a free trial and may suit secondary teachers at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 who are looking for ways to manage diaries, planning and record-keeping electronically in one central location. The second resource offers teaching and learning ideas as well as resources that can be used to plan or enhance Literacy across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

E-Planner from MyClass

MyClass offers a powerful teacher planner that runs electronically and centralises information needed by busy teachers. It is a great resource to explore in the case of trying to reduce paper, but keep detailed information on pupils, planning and school events.

A free download can be accessed via the website and the software trialled for a period of time. This is a good opportunity to explore the features and potential of the product. It allows mark sheets to be created and maintained with grades entered automatically calculated according to the requirements of teachers and their subjects. Lesson planning and diary facilities are a key part of this application. It is also a tool for recording other aspects of classroom behaviour and routines in one central place.

Visual Literacy Resources- Visit the Literacy Shed

Literacy Shed offers a collection of visual resources that can be used to support Literacy in primary schools at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The visual resources collected together on this website lend themselves to standalone Literacy lessons; they can be used as a basis for a unit of work in this area of the curriculum or incorporated into existing planning. The good thing about this website is that visual resources for use in the classroom have been collected together in one place and organised by broad themes. There are also teaching ideas related to Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening that are provided alongside the audiovisual materials contained on the website.

This could be a welcome source of inspiration when primary teachers at KS1 and KS2 turn attention to planning for the next academic year!


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