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Free digital educational tools to create interactive content for online teaching and learning

     Technology has the ability to enhance relationships between teachers and students. When teachers effectively integrate technology into subject areas, teachers grow into roles of adviser, content expert, and coach. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun. Students also develop positive feelings of exploitation by mastering new knowledge and skills using digitized learning tools. Here I am presenting some of the most popular free educational tools. 1. CurrikiStudio: CurrikiStudio  brings you the tools to create interactive learning content like never before. Free authoring software with mobile-first activities including interactive multimedia, images, games, virtual tours, and simulations. This is the very best tool to make interactive content like different image-based, video-based learning content, and comprehensive activities. You can also create listening comprehension activities by uploading audio. The audio-based tool is very useful to teach Phonics

"Neighbourhood! - Lesson plan and interactive activities to teach about public places and safety and hygiene in the neighbourhood"

Lesson: Public Places Subject: Environmental Studies & English Grade: Primary Objectives: Students can know about neighbourhood. Students are able to know the need for Public Places in a locality. Students are able to know about recreational places. Students are able to know some rules to follow to be safe and hygienic in the nighbourhood. Students are able to know about adjectives.                      Sameera lives with her family in a town. She is in grade 2. Sameera and her parents visit a lot of places around their house for various purposes every day. Let us know about them. Activity: Think                Observe the below picture. Read the Sameera's tasks and drag the corresponding numbers in the picture. Sameera's tasks 1. Sameera's mother wants to buy vegetables and fruits. 2. Sameera's father wants to deposit money. 3. Samera wants to go out for dinner with her family. 4. Sameera wants to spend her Sunday reading books. 5. Sameera wants to play with her fr

3 ways to develop reading skills and make the reading effective using story wheels

                       Reading skill refers to the ability to understand written text. It is advisable to develop this skill at an early age of schooling.  A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.                             Reading strategies is the broad term used to describe the planned and explicit actions that help readers translate print to meaning. Strategies that improve decoding and reading comprehension skills benefit every student but are essential for beginning readers, struggling readers, and English Language Learners. According to OCED’s report on reading for change, a program for International Student Assessment (PISA): “Reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational success than their f

'Flipbook' creative writing activity- Role of comics in developing writing skills.

          As Stephen Cary, a second language learner specialist and author of Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom, says: “Comics provide authentic language learning opportunities for all student. The dramatically reduced text of many comics makes them manageable and language profitable for even beginning-level readers. Creativity is more important to teach primary students. So I always plan such creative activities in my class.          Comics provide narrative experiences for students just beginning to read and for students acquiring a new language. Students follow story beginnings and endings, plot, characters, time and setting, sequencing without needing sophisticated word decoding skills. Images support the text and give students significant contextual clues to word meaning. Comics act as a scaffold to student understanding.           Writing skills are an important part of communication. Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message with clarity