Latest posts

Swimming in March
April 21, 2017
Songkran in Year 6
April 7, 2017
VR Hour
April 5, 2017

These pages contain numerous links to websites and resources used by teachers at British International School, Phuket. Whilst the aim is to include all websites that are used extensively by students in their studies, there are numerous websites used, generally only for short periods of time, that are not listed here.

www.ilearnbisp.blogspot.com – The BISP iLearn blog contains lots of tips and guides for using ICT.

Google Apps for Education Logo

www.google.com/a/bisphuket.ac.th – Google Applications for Education are used in many ways in the school. Students have space here to store any documents and files, to collaborate on projects,…

bisphuket.edmodo.com – Edmodo is the base platform where electronic assignments are set for and submitted by students. teachers can use this platform for a variety of purposes including making files (course documents etc.) available to students. Limited access is available for parents.

Students need to make their own accounts and register for the Edmodo groups run by their teachers. To create an account students will need a GROUP CODE from one of their teachers. Once an account is created they can then register for additional groups either using group codes or links provided by the teachers.

Parents can also create accounts to do this they will need the student code for their child(ren), this can be accessed from the relevant student account or from the IT Director. One parent account can access information for multiple children.

www.quizlet.com – a simple learning tool useful in almost all subjects

www.yacapaca.com/ – is used in assessment, homework and revision


http://www.bisphuket.ac.th/blog/ The BISP blog provides updates on events in the school.

General KS2

http://www.mathletics.asia/ – Used for Mathematics practice and children also have access to Spellings through Spellodrome. School subscribes and provides students with accounts.
www.sumdog.com – Site used to give children another chance to practise their mental maths speed and accuracy.
www.blogger.com – used by children and staff to keep a blog of their learning and to provide updates
For communication with parents each year group maintains a blog also some posts are placed on Edmodo (www.bisphuket.edmodo.com), the links are available from the class-teacher.

Year 2 Apps

Screenchomp (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/screenchomp/id442415881?mt=8)  or Doodlecast Pro (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/doodlecast-pro-video-whiteboard/id469486202?mt=8) – We have started using this to assess our own writing. Children can take a photo of a picture they have drawn or some writing they have done and talk about it, showing what they did well and how they could improve it.
iMovie (free App on new iPads) – children are learning how to use this to create their own movies.

Year 2 KS1

Contains folders with links and activities for children to practice skills. It is also a first social network for the children, a safe place to practice writing posts to others. Each child has their own login.
Sumdog – www.sumdog.com
A Maths practice site regularly used in school. Each child has their own login.
The Year 2 BISP blog on blogger com (address avaialable from teacher)
Information about what we have been learning and what’s happening at school.
Phonicsplay- www.phonicsplay.co.uk
There are some free activities to practice reading and spelling. Children need to become members to access all the features.
Topmarks – www.topmarks.co.uk
A website with simple games to support the whole curriculum. Regularly used in Maths.

Early years, Nursery, Reception and KS1 iPad Apps

Children’s educational iPad apps fall into 2 categories

  • Apps that are open-ended and allow a child’s mind endless opportunities to create and explore.
  • Apps that target a specific skill through games or repetitive questioning and answering.

There is a time and a place for both types of apps, however, it is invaluable to the growth of a child’s brain to allow them as many opportunities to use open-ended educational apps as possible.


Open-Ended iPad Apps Although these apps have been put into categories it is important to note that they could be used in many ways and part of the fun is children doing their own exploring and discovering about different ways and reasons to use open-ended apps. Prompting children to think outside the box while using these apps is encouraged!


Storytelling


My Story – Book Maker for Kids (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8)

  • Children can create multiple page e-books by typing the words onto each page and recording their voices to tell the story out loud. They can use photos or drawings as the illustrations.
  • This could be used to write fiction or nonfiction stories. Great for children who struggle with writing, but would love using their imagination to create stories.

Toontastic – Create & Share Cartoons (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/toontastic-create-share-cartoons/id563403725?mt=8)

  • Children can create their own cartoons with step by step instructions to help remember the elements of a story, such as characters and setting. They have the option to use already made settings and characters or to draw their own. A storyhill sequence is then followed to remind them to create a beginning, middle and end to their story. Their voices can be recorded, to make the animations talk as they are moving them around the screen. Just like in a real cartoon.
  • More suitable for KS1 unless supported by an adult.

Adobe Voice (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/adobe-voice-show-your-story/id852555131?mt=8)

  • Children can turn photographs into story movies with their voice telling the story.
  • This could be used to make fiction stories by taking photographs of their drawings and describing them. It could be used to make a movie to recount their holiday or a fun day they had at the beach. It could also be used to describe and show some of their favorite toys or something interesting that happened to them recently. Anything that children can take photos of, they can turn into a fancy movie with their own color and music choices.

Drawing – Children would benefit from sometimes using an ipad stylus instead of their fingers to help with their fine motor control and to be more precise with their drawings.


Doodle Buddy for Ipad (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/doodle-buddy-for-ipad-paint/id364201083?mt=8)

  • Children can draw, sketch, print and write and be endlessly creative with all the different tools in this app. They can draw onto a blank canvas or choose from many backgrounds or take their own pictures as the background. It is a fun way to practise math, by using the stamps to count, make sums or make patterns.
  • It could also be used in literacy to practise writing and spelling words or using symbols to help write sentences.

Kids Doodle – Movie Kids Color & Draw (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/kids-doodle-movie-kids-color/id460712294?mt=8)

  • Another app for children to use to draw and create using many different tools. This app has a feature that can record their drawing from start to end and then turn the creation of their art into a movie.
  • Children having the ability to go back and watch their drawing is valuable to their thinking and reflecting skills as it helps them think about and remember how they made different parts of their drawing, and what they might do differently next time.

neu.KidsDraw (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/neu.kidsdraw/id377825325?mt=8)

  • Children make their creations on a larger canvas and this can be zoomed in and out to work on smaller details or see the whole picture. There are some interesting drawing tools that allow for layering pictures on top of each other and which force children to have to think more carefully about where they are placing their pictures. Photos can also be taken and used anywhere on the canvas.
  • This app could be used for making mind maps about a topic or drawing pictures of a sequence of events. When using a stylus they can also write words to go along with their pictures. This app can be turned into a movie to watch the drawing process at the end.

Skills Based Apps


Phonics


Chicktionary (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/chicktionary-game-scrambled/id365374807?mt=8)

Children have to make as many real words as they can with a pile of jumbled up letters.


Bitsboard (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/bitsboard-education-games/id516842210?mt=8)

A wide variety of vocabulary activities and games.


Bitsboard Preschool (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/bitsboard-preschool-endless/id860285828?mt=8)

A wide variety of sound and vocabulary activities and games.


Maths


Math, Age 3-5 (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/math-age-3-5/id471864743?mt=8)

Engaging activities covering a variety of Math Topics.


Math, Age 4-6 (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/math-age-4-6/id509457434?mt=8)

Engaging activities covering a variety of Math Topics.


Sumdog (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8)

Fun Math Games using different topics. Each child’s individual progress is saved by using their login and password. KS1 children are currently subscribed. Please ask your classroom teacher for login details if you do not already have them.

Maths Apps

On iPads the following Apps are useful for students to use at home. Students may need ausername and password from

Sumdog Logo

Sumdog: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8

Edmodo: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/edmodo/id378352300?mt=8

Mathletics Logo

Mathletics: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/mathletics-student/id560955922?mt=8

SkoolBo: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/skoolbo-uk/id892308799?mt=8

Mathematics and Mathematical Studies IBDP

www.mangahigh.com
www.mathster.com
www.myimaths.com

These websites are paid subscription sites for which students will be issued passwords. Teachers will set specific tasks periodically (both for class and homework), but students are encouraged to select and practise exercises independently.

http://www.ibmathsresources.com/ – Website operated by Mr Chambers containing numerous videos and exercises useful for students

Mathematics IGCSE

www.mangahigh.com
www.mathster.com
www.myimaths.com

These websites are paid subscription sites for which students will be issued passwords. Teachers will set specific tasks periodically (both for class and homework), but students are encouraged to select and practise exercises independently.

http://www.ibmathsresources.com/ – Website operated by Mr Chambers containing numerous videos and exercises useful for students

History Key Stage 3

http://www.activehistory.co.uk/ – subscription site, access details provided by the History teachers.

Geography Key Stage 3

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/ – Subscription site access details provided by geography teachers
http://www.geographypods.com/
http://greenfieldgeography.wikispaces.com/Homepage

Theatre IBDP

https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/ this is a subscription website, students will be provided access by the Drama department.

Maths – Key Stage 3

www.mangahigh.com
www.mathster.com
www.myimaths.com
www.ttrockstars.com

These websites are paid subscription sites for which students will be issued passwords. Teachers will set specific tasks periodically (both for class and homework), but students are encouraged to select and practise exercises independently.

http://www.ibmathsresources.com/ – Website operated by Mr Chambers containing numerous videos and exercises useful for students

Year 2 Apps

Screenchomp (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/screenchomp/id442415881?mt=8)  or Doodlecast Pro (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/doodlecast-pro-video-whiteboard/id469486202?mt=8) – We have started using this to assess our own writing. Children can take a photo of a picture they have drawn or some writing they have done and talk about it, showing what they did well and how they could improve it.
iMovie (free App on new iPads) – children are learning how to use this to create their own movies.

Year 2 KS1

Contains folders with links and activities for children to practice skills. It is also a first social network for the children, a safe place to practice writing posts to others. Each child has their own login.
Sumdog – www.sumdog.com
A Maths practice site regularly used in school. Each child has their own login.
The Year 2 BISP blog on blogger com (address avaialable from teacher)
Information about what we have been learning and what’s happening at school.
Phonicsplay- www.phonicsplay.co.uk
There are some free activities to practice reading and spelling. Children need to become members to access all the features.
Topmarks – www.topmarks.co.uk
A website with simple games to support the whole curriculum. Regularly used in Maths.

Early years, Nursery, Reception and KS1 iPad Apps

Children’s educational iPad apps fall into 2 categories

  • Apps that are open-ended and allow a child’s mind endless opportunities to create and explore.
  • Apps that target a specific skill through games or repetitive questioning and answering.

There is a time and a place for both types of apps, however, it is invaluable to the growth of a child’s brain to allow them as many opportunities to use open-ended educational apps as possible.


Open-Ended iPad Apps Although these apps have been put into categories it is important to note that they could be used in many ways and part of the fun is children doing their own exploring and discovering about different ways and reasons to use open-ended apps. Prompting children to think outside the box while using these apps is encouraged!


Storytelling


My Story – Book Maker for Kids (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8)

  • Children can create multiple page e-books by typing the words onto each page and recording their voices to tell the story out loud. They can use photos or drawings as the illustrations.
  • This could be used to write fiction or nonfiction stories. Great for children who struggle with writing, but would love using their imagination to create stories.

Toontastic – Create & Share Cartoons (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/toontastic-create-share-cartoons/id563403725?mt=8)

  • Children can create their own cartoons with step by step instructions to help remember the elements of a story, such as characters and setting. They have the option to use already made settings and characters or to draw their own. A storyhill sequence is then followed to remind them to create a beginning, middle and end to their story. Their voices can be recorded, to make the animations talk as they are moving them around the screen. Just like in a real cartoon.
  • More suitable for KS1 unless supported by an adult.

Adobe Voice (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/adobe-voice-show-your-story/id852555131?mt=8)

  • Children can turn photographs into story movies with their voice telling the story.
  • This could be used to make fiction stories by taking photographs of their drawings and describing them. It could be used to make a movie to recount their holiday or a fun day they had at the beach. It could also be used to describe and show some of their favorite toys or something interesting that happened to them recently. Anything that children can take photos of, they can turn into a fancy movie with their own color and music choices.

Drawing – Children would benefit from sometimes using an ipad stylus instead of their fingers to help with their fine motor control and to be more precise with their drawings.


Doodle Buddy for Ipad (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/doodle-buddy-for-ipad-paint/id364201083?mt=8)

  • Children can draw, sketch, print and write and be endlessly creative with all the different tools in this app. They can draw onto a blank canvas or choose from many backgrounds or take their own pictures as the background. It is a fun way to practise math, by using the stamps to count, make sums or make patterns.
  • It could also be used in literacy to practise writing and spelling words or using symbols to help write sentences.

Kids Doodle – Movie Kids Color & Draw (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/kids-doodle-movie-kids-color/id460712294?mt=8)

  • Another app for children to use to draw and create using many different tools. This app has a feature that can record their drawing from start to end and then turn the creation of their art into a movie.
  • Children having the ability to go back and watch their drawing is valuable to their thinking and reflecting skills as it helps them think about and remember how they made different parts of their drawing, and what they might do differently next time.

neu.KidsDraw (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/neu.kidsdraw/id377825325?mt=8)

  • Children make their creations on a larger canvas and this can be zoomed in and out to work on smaller details or see the whole picture. There are some interesting drawing tools that allow for layering pictures on top of each other and which force children to have to think more carefully about where they are placing their pictures. Photos can also be taken and used anywhere on the canvas.
  • This app could be used for making mind maps about a topic or drawing pictures of a sequence of events. When using a stylus they can also write words to go along with their pictures. This app can be turned into a movie to watch the drawing process at the end.

Skills Based Apps


Phonics


Chicktionary (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/chicktionary-game-scrambled/id365374807?mt=8)

Children have to make as many real words as they can with a pile of jumbled up letters.


Bitsboard (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/bitsboard-education-games/id516842210?mt=8)

A wide variety of vocabulary activities and games.


Bitsboard Preschool (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/bitsboard-preschool-endless/id860285828?mt=8)

A wide variety of sound and vocabulary activities and games.


Maths


Math, Age 3-5 (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/math-age-3-5/id471864743?mt=8)

Engaging activities covering a variety of Math Topics.


Math, Age 4-6 (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/math-age-4-6/id509457434?mt=8)

Engaging activities covering a variety of Math Topics.


Sumdog (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8)

Fun Math Games using different topics. Each child’s individual progress is saved by using their login and password. KS1 children are currently subscribed. Please ask your classroom teacher for login details if you do not already have them.

General KS2

http://www.mathletics.asia/ – Used for Mathematics practice and children also have access to Spellings through Spellodrome. School subscribes and provides students with accounts.
www.sumdog.com – Site used to give children another chance to practise their mental maths speed and accuracy.
www.blogger.com – used by children and staff to keep a blog of their learning and to provide updates
For communication with parents each year group maintains a blog also some posts are placed on Edmodo (www.bisphuket.edmodo.com), the links are available from the class-teacher.

History Key Stage 3

http://www.activehistory.co.uk/ – subscription site, access details provided by the History teachers.

Geography Key Stage 3

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/ – Subscription site access details provided by geography teachers
http://www.geographypods.com/
http://greenfieldgeography.wikispaces.com/Homepage

Maths – Key Stage 3

www.mangahigh.com
www.mathster.com
www.myimaths.com
www.ttrockstars.com

These websites are paid subscription sites for which students will be issued passwords. Teachers will set specific tasks periodically (both for class and homework), but students are encouraged to select and practise exercises independently.

http://www.ibmathsresources.com/ – Website operated by Mr Chambers containing numerous videos and exercises useful for students

math-banner-01

BISP’s IB Maths Resources

IB Maths and GCSE Maths Resources from British International School Phuket. Theory of Knowledge (ToK). Maths explorations and investigations.  Real life maths. Maths careers. Maths videos. Maths puzzles and Maths lesson resources.

http://ibmathsresources.com

Mathematics and Mathematical Studies IBDP

www.mangahigh.com
www.mathster.com
www.myimaths.com

These websites are paid subscription sites for which students will be issued passwords. Teachers will set specific tasks periodically (both for class and homework), but students are encouraged to select and practise exercises independently.

http://www.ibmathsresources.com/ – Website operated by Mr Chambers containing numerous videos and exercises useful for students

Theatre IBDP

https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/ this is a subscription website, students will be provided access by the Drama department.

Year 2 Apps

Screenchomp (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/screenchomp/id442415881?mt=8)  or Doodlecast Pro (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/doodlecast-pro-video-whiteboard/id469486202?mt=8) – We have started using this to assess our own writing. Children can take a photo of a picture they have drawn or some writing they have done and talk about it, showing what they did well and how they could improve it.
iMovie (free App on new iPads) – children are learning how to use this to create their own movies.

Early years, Nursery, Reception and KS1 iPad Apps

Children’s educational iPad apps fall into 2 categories

  • Apps that are open-ended and allow a child’s mind endless opportunities to create and explore.
  • Apps that target a specific skill through games or repetitive questioning and answering.

There is a time and a place for both types of apps, however, it is invaluable to the growth of a child’s brain to allow them as many opportunities to use open-ended educational apps as possible.


Open-Ended iPad Apps Although these apps have been put into categories it is important to note that they could be used in many ways and part of the fun is children doing their own exploring and discovering about different ways and reasons to use open-ended apps. Prompting children to think outside the box while using these apps is encouraged!


Storytelling


My Story – Book Maker for Kids (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8)

  • Children can create multiple page e-books by typing the words onto each page and recording their voices to tell the story out loud. They can use photos or drawings as the illustrations.
  • This could be used to write fiction or nonfiction stories. Great for children who struggle with writing, but would love using their imagination to create stories.

Toontastic – Create & Share Cartoons (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/toontastic-create-share-cartoons/id563403725?mt=8)

  • Children can create their own cartoons with step by step instructions to help remember the elements of a story, such as characters and setting. They have the option to use already made settings and characters or to draw their own. A storyhill sequence is then followed to remind them to create a beginning, middle and end to their story. Their voices can be recorded, to make the animations talk as they are moving them around the screen. Just like in a real cartoon.
  • More suitable for KS1 unless supported by an adult.

Adobe Voice (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/adobe-voice-show-your-story/id852555131?mt=8)

  • Children can turn photographs into story movies with their voice telling the story.
  • This could be used to make fiction stories by taking photographs of their drawings and describing them. It could be used to make a movie to recount their holiday or a fun day they had at the beach. It could also be used to describe and show some of their favorite toys or something interesting that happened to them recently. Anything that children can take photos of, they can turn into a fancy movie with their own color and music choices.

Drawing – Children would benefit from sometimes using an ipad stylus instead of their fingers to help with their fine motor control and to be more precise with their drawings.


Doodle Buddy for Ipad (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/doodle-buddy-for-ipad-paint/id364201083?mt=8)

  • Children can draw, sketch, print and write and be endlessly creative with all the different tools in this app. They can draw onto a blank canvas or choose from many backgrounds or take their own pictures as the background. It is a fun way to practise math, by using the stamps to count, make sums or make patterns.
  • It could also be used in literacy to practise writing and spelling words or using symbols to help write sentences.

Kids Doodle – Movie Kids Color & Draw (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/kids-doodle-movie-kids-color/id460712294?mt=8)

  • Another app for children to use to draw and create using many different tools. This app has a feature that can record their drawing from start to end and then turn the creation of their art into a movie.
  • Children having the ability to go back and watch their drawing is valuable to their thinking and reflecting skills as it helps them think about and remember how they made different parts of their drawing, and what they might do differently next time.

neu.KidsDraw (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/neu.kidsdraw/id377825325?mt=8)

  • Children make their creations on a larger canvas and this can be zoomed in and out to work on smaller details or see the whole picture. There are some interesting drawing tools that allow for layering pictures on top of each other and which force children to have to think more carefully about where they are placing their pictures. Photos can also be taken and used anywhere on the canvas.
  • This app could be used for making mind maps about a topic or drawing pictures of a sequence of events. When using a stylus they can also write words to go along with their pictures. This app can be turned into a movie to watch the drawing process at the end.

Skills Based Apps


Phonics


Chicktionary (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/chicktionary-game-scrambled/id365374807?mt=8)

Children have to make as many real words as they can with a pile of jumbled up letters.


Bitsboard (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/bitsboard-education-games/id516842210?mt=8)

A wide variety of vocabulary activities and games.


Bitsboard Preschool (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/bitsboard-preschool-endless/id860285828?mt=8)

A wide variety of sound and vocabulary activities and games.


Maths


Math, Age 3-5 (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/math-age-3-5/id471864743?mt=8)

Engaging activities covering a variety of Math Topics.


Math, Age 4-6 (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/math-age-4-6/id509457434?mt=8)

Engaging activities covering a variety of Math Topics.


Sumdog (https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8)

Fun Math Games using different topics. Each child’s individual progress is saved by using their login and password. KS1 children are currently subscribed. Please ask your classroom teacher for login details if you do not already have them.

Maths Apps

On iPads the following Apps are useful for students to use at home. Students may need ausername and password from

Sumdog Logo

Sumdog: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/sumdog/id783577770?mt=8

Edmodo: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/edmodo/id378352300?mt=8

Mathletics Logo

Mathletics: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/mathletics-student/id560955922?mt=8

SkoolBo: https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/skoolbo-uk/id892308799?mt=8