What is it?

Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online.

Why use bubbl.us?

Because you can:

Create colorful mind maps online

Share and work with friends

Embed your mind map in your blog or website

Email and print your mind map

Save your mind map as an image

And it’s FREE!


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Online Times Tables


Some great resources to help practise Times Tables

Multiflyer See how one teacher Tom Barrett uses it with his class

BBC Skillswise Times Tables – a classic on the Skillswise part of the BBC site.

Maths Trainer – part of a series of excellent resources from the Maths is Fun website.

Multiplication Puzzle – This resource is flexible enough to allow you to tailor it to individual needs and offers valuable practice.

Info from the Primary Nuggets Blog

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SMART Animated Tips

SMART Animated Tips from Tameside Education Authority

In this section there is a series of demonstrations highlighting Frequently Asked Questions and helping you to develop your familiarity and confidence in using your SMART Board. Simply click on the relevant tutorial to view. (Please note that the demos contain audio so ensure your speakers are switched on.)

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Internet Safety CPD


We have created this CPD event as an opportunity for staff to be officially trained as a CEOP trainer (Child Expolitation and Online Protection Centre) which will allow them to deliver CEOP sessions with pupils. Registration for the course is via the CPD website.

Register via the Highland CPD web site

Some details about the course below.

Aim: This 1/2 day course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and resources to be able deliver sessions confidently to children and young people in school community settings.

The session will cover a balanced approach to internet safety including the following areas:

The Highland E-Safety Strategy

Introduction to CEOP (Child Expolitation and Online Protection Centre)

Local and national resources

Ongoing local support for staff

Cyberbulling and specific issues for young people


Venue: Education Centre, Dingwall Castle Street Dingwall Course Date(s) and Time(s):

Date: 28/10/2008

Start Time: 09:30 Finish Time: 13:00

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Get more from your Smartboard

Here is a blog all about using Smartboards. It contains a lot of information and links to good resources for Smartboards. This web site from an American teacher links to a whole lot of interactive web sites that work well on Smartboards.

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Highland and Glow


Highland Council this week formally signed the Glow contract.. Now that the contract has been signed schools will be contacted about Glow developments locally and nationally.

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Molly and the Pirate


An interactive resource from BT to support speaking and listening in primary.

Orginally published as a comic, Molly and the Pirate looks at the role that communication plays in effective teamwork and has now been expanded into a series of flipcharts. Each flipchart’s menu includes teacher’s notes detailing how to use the materials, suggested links to the curriculum, and pictures from the story in a Word document enabling teachers and pupils to create their own comics or work materials. You can also order a pack (30) of the original comics from BT Better World, alternatively, an online version can be found here.

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