Raising writing standards is a key issue in many schools and the ‘50+’ series of books by Lee and Alan have been designed to help teachers to integrate ‘cutting edge’ technology and literacy.
The latest in the series, 50+ iPad Lessons for Teaching Fiction, provides teachers with a broad range of innovative ways to use apps in order to support pupils’ understanding of fiction genres. With a wealth of exciting, practical activities the authors demonstrate how to develop an embedded understanding of both the structure and language features of fiction genres.
All ideas in the book are fun and useful – a winning combination!
About the Authors
Alan Peat is a Fellow of both The Royal Society of Arts and The Historical Association.He is the director of Alan Peat Ltd, an international educational consultancy company with a reputation for practical, high-impact teacher training and the publishing company Creative Educational Press Ltd.
Lee Parkinson has worked as a Primary School teacher for 6 years specialising in ICT. He has a wealth of experience using technology to support and develop the whole Primary Curriculum.Lee has successfully deployed a class set of iPads across a whole primary school and worked alongside children from EYFS through to Year 6 discovering how iPads can enhance teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Lee always puts learning first and is constantly looking for creative and innovative ways in which technology, such as the iPad, can be utilised effectively to positively impact on writing & reading skills as well as developing key numeracy skills. Lee has built a sound reputation as one of the leading advocates for ‘camouflage teaching’, encouraging reluctant writers using new, exciting and engaging methods. After a recent Ofsted inspection, his use of iPads within a Literacy observation was deemed “Outstanding with a phenomenal use of technology and an outstanding outcome to the lesson.”Alongside his expertise with iPads, Mr P also provides extensive training on how to use web based tools including blogging and considers the positive impact this can have in relation to the core skills of writing and reading.Lee has already supported many schools in using simple yet effective technology – from a real teacher with a wealth of practical ideas that really work!