Supporting EAL within UK schools

. How can e-learning help to support EAL reading and language skills in UK schools? The background for EAL within the UK Official figures from the Department for Education in 2014 showed that over 1 million pupils in the UK speak English as an additional language

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Using Mathletics assessments for benchmarking

Did you know that as a subscriber to Mathletics, you have over 250 assessments tests at your fingertips? Setting the same assessment at multiple points across the school year provides excellent quantitative evidence of student improvement; very useful for benchmarking. This month's tip looks at how you can use the Assessments area of the

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Celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday on Spellodrome

September 2016 marks the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. With his rich descriptions and engaging stories, you may be thinking about ways to engage your class with this event and inspire them to work on their own writing. Why not create your own Roald Dahl themed spelling lists for them to practise during

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National On-Screen Times Table Assessment

     Last month Nicky Morgan announced that from 2017 all primary school leavers in England will be tested on their times tables up to 12×12 using a timed, on-screen test. Mathletics has a set of focused and fun resources to help you and your pupils prepare for the new assessment:   Curriculum Activities

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8 simple chemistry experiments to mix into the school holidays

8 simple chemistry experiments that your kids can do at home Here are 8 hands on science experiments for kids over the school holiday. These experiments are great for older children, or with assistance from Mum or Dad. So why not pick an experiment together to help engage your kids in science and prepare

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This mother of two has found the formula for surviving back to school

The idealistic world of stock photography showing us some children, possibly from some other universe, uncontrollably excited about heading back to school. As a working mother of two, I know that the first day back of school can be stressful for the whole family. For me its a day of mixed emotions,

The 8 greatest parent tips to keep cool for back to school

It's almost back to school time! Are you still recovering from the holiday rush and dreading getting the kids into the school routine? The team at 3P Learning have put together 8 tips to help your family ease into the new school year. 1. Be enthusiastic If you're excited about the new year and back to

No internet? No problem!

For the first time ever, students can access Mathletics both online and offline - meaning flexibility and mobility like never before!  Ideal for travel and use in classrooms, schools and at home where bandwidth and wifi is limited or restrictive. Simply visit the iTunes App store on the iPad to download the most current version of

New Mathletics curriculum activities now available!

The Mathletics education team are continuously monitoring and upgrading your resource to provide more content and an even better experience. Our curriculum experts around the world work continually to build new activities to meet the specific objectives, outcomes, requirements and standards within our range of nationally and locally aligned Mathletics courses. Today, we have released 47

Assign Work now available for Reading Eggspress

  You have asked - and we have listened. Available immediately, the new Assign Work for Reading Eggspress will give teachers additional control over content and more reporting than ever before.     Through this new feature, you will now be able to: Assign Reading Eggspress lessons & books to individual students, multiple students or their entire class. All assignments need

Developing Your Personal Learning Network

When considering professional learning, how much weight do you place upon the creation of your learning network?  We love this super quick tool to see where you can shape your learning as a connected leader using social media:   Register to follow the Love Learning blog or become part of the conversation and CLICK HERE

What does it take to be a great Mathletics school?

As leaders in your school, the question of how to best use technology to aid learning is probably common place.  It goes without saying that our students are technologically savvy, demand engagement and require personalisation of their learning. Whether it is Mathletics, You Tube or other online resources for learning, each of their success is

Are we really using technology to its full potential in our schools?

We have recently taken the time to look back at the research of Dr. Kate Highfield who is a Lecturer in Mathematics, Science and Technology at Macquarie University.  In the research paper: A Review of Recent Research in Early Mathematics Learning and Technology  (2008), Kate made pertinent reference to the relationship between pedagogy and technology.

AITSL brings teaching standards to life

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) is continuing to support teachers with their Illustrations of Practice.   AITSL describes the illustrations as bringing teaching standards to life.   These videos are designed to help teachers situate their own practice within the National Teaching Standards for teachers. Hosting nearly 300 illustrations each includes one or

Teaching with Reading Eggs? It just got even better.

Teachers and students both love Reading Eggs. It's always been simple to use, lot's of fun, and actually works! But that's only the start, and the Reading Eggs team never seem content to rest on their laurels. We have been listening to your feedback and requests and turning them into a whole new batch of

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