16
May
2016

Web Watch: Emaze

Bored to death with Power Point? Prezi make you dizzy? This month’s Website Watch features EMAZE, a site that allows one to create and edit, save and share incredible presentations online.

Emaze is an easy to use, Web-based tool that lets you create appealing presentations in minutes, using templates and ready-made slides. Because it is cloud-based, you can access them from anywhere and it even offers automatic translation from one language to another.  You can create a free account to access a number of templates and design options, as well as other users’ presentations.  There are also tutorial videos and support to help you navigate all the features of the site.

Categories: Web Watch

11
April
2016

Practice, practice and more practice ...

Many learners struggle to read, or read with any speed or understanding. They may not be able to focus on the words on the page,  or to concentrate for long enough to grasp the meaning of the passage.

Reading quickly and with understanding are skills that have a ripple effect on all subjects studied. They are skills that will be useful throughout a learner’s life. We believe that through ‘practice, practice, practice’ learners’ skills will get better and better. Help them make a start today!

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11
April
2016

Website Watch: Teaching Shakespeare on tes.com

The TES.com website is one of the largest network of teachers in the world. They have various resources and forums on their site, and it now includes a great project for Teaching Shakespeare …

Categories: Web Watch

08
March
2016

What is poetry?

When I considered this question, I realised that it is far from easy to answer. Imagine how much more difficult it might be for our learners who generally have far less experience with the genre that we have.

Categories: Lesson Ideas

12
February
2016

Immerse your learners in the world of Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy's classic romance 'Far from the Madding Crowd' has often been described as a ‘literary masterpiece’ but you may think that the novel is outdated for your Grade 11 learners. Not at all!

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12
February
2016

Digital Portfolios

Many teachers have worked with portfolio collections of student’s work over the years, particularly for internal assessment purposes, but the digital age offers a whole new realm of possibilities for online versions of these tools.  So what are they all about?

Categories: Technology Trends

02
February
2016

Give your learners the tools to succeed!

Imagine each Grade 12 or 11 learner receiving a ‘goodies bag’ that includes resources for English literature and language for the year.

It’s not difficult to make this a reality, with Macrat’s limited special offer – SELECTION FOR SUCCESS.

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12
November
2015

Changes to ‘Making the Grade’

‘Making the Grade’ has gone digital!

Our popular ‘Making the Grade’ series has undergone a makeover and the little red booklets are now also available as e-books. Because so much has changed in the ten years since the first one was published we felt that all four booklets needed to be updated and revised.

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