In The Classrooms

 

Every day, computers become a more important factor in today’s society. At Findon our Literacy & Numeracy Classroom Programs are complimented through the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Incorporating ICT into our programs has allowed us to engage and motivate our students whilst assisting them with the ICT skills needed to effectively communicate and learn in our ever changing world.

 

Our students use a range of digital programs to foster thinking skills and creativity as well as developing their skills in ICT. At Findon, our students have access to desktop computers available in the Library as well as a number of laptops all connected to the internet that are integrated into our classroom programs. They have access to a number of other ICT resources such as digital cameras, netbooks, iPads and head phones for listening and voice recording.

 

Websites to support the Early Years

 

Literacy games and activities

 

ESL flashcards - http://www.eslflashcards.com/

100's of free flash cards. Every set of flashcards comes in colour and 3 different sizes. Can be printed and used for vocabulary extension and playing language learning games. Suitable for primary and secondary.

 

Interactive Games for Kids - http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/

This website has a wealth of language games and activities, lots of which are suitable for use with an interactive whiteboard. Primary – lower secondary.

 

Phonics and Phonemes - http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Readquarium/Phonics_and_Phonemes/

A range of websites that explore beginning sounds, end sounds, blends chunks etc

 

Interactive stories - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/

Interactive stories

 

Starfall http://www.starfall.com/

Interactive website with sound (American voice) and animation, for students to use (independently). Supports development of phonemic awareness and reading skills.

 

Interactive Storybooks http://scholastic.com/clifford/

“Clifford the dog” story encourages interaction – inserting correct word. The other stories have the option of students reading the text or computer voice will read the text.

 

Kidcyber- http://www.kidcyber.com.au/

This website provides a mass of information on a variety of topics for information/research. It is easy to navigate and layout/language makes information easily accessible.

 

High frequency word interactive links- http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Readquarium/Sight_Words/High_Frequency/

A range of websites that explore words children need to be able to recognise

 

Numeracy

 

Count Us In – http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm

Games to help children understand basic number facts

 

Smart Kiddies – http://www.smartkiddies.com.au/

Free maths support

 

Game Aquarium - http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Gamequarium/Math/

Interactive games sorted into particular areas in maths

 

ICT Tool Kit https://icttoolkit.wikispaces.com/IWB+Maths

Interactive websites

 

Other great math websites:

www.mathsisfun.com

http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

http://www.coolmath4kids.com