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Online and Interactive Resources for Functional Skills

Tracey Morris and David Rowe, e-Learning Advisers

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  • 1. Online and Interactive Resources for Functional Skills David Rowe: e-Learning Advisor - Work Based Learning Tracey Morris: e-Learning Adviser - ACLwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwestwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
  • 2. Fit for the Futurewww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 3. Fit for the Futurewww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 4. Showtime Showtimewww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 5. Showtimewww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 6. www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 7. Business Admin Level 1 Functional Skillswww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 8. Health & Social Care Level 1 Functional Skillswww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 9. Interactive Functional Skills ResourcesAvailable from JISC-RSC South West on DVD Fit for the Future L1&2 Showtime L1&2 Functional Skills - Business Admin L1 Functional Skills – Health & Social Care L1www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 10. General Online Resources for Functional Skills Site Link BBC Skillswise http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths NLN resources - http://www.nln.ac.uk numeracy/literacy Teacher Tube http://www.teachertube.com Videojug http://www.videojug.com Skills Workshop – Free http://www.skillsworkshop.org/ Resources Adult Literacies Online http://www.aloscotland.co.uk Key Skills 4 U http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/keyskills4u Learn Direct http://www.learndirect.co.uk/courses/www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 11. Online Resources for Functional Skills - NumeracySite LinkB2B Engage http://www.b2bengage.co.uk/adults/Funtional_Maths.aspxGuroo - free resources http://www.guroo.info/the-guroo-service/free-functional-skills-resources/free- resources-for-maths-functional-skills/interactive-task-3-football-crazy/Guroo - free resources http://www.guroo.info/the-guroo-service/free-functional-skills-resources/free- resources-for-maths-functional-skills/interactive-task-irish-blarney/Guroo - free resources http://www.guroo.info/the-guroo-service/free-functional-skills-resources/free- resources-for-maths-functional-skills/interactive-task-2-irish-blarney/Guroo - free resources http://www.guroo.info/the-guroo-service/free-functional-skills-resources/free- resources-for-maths-functional-skills/irish-blarney-interactive-task-4/Braingames http://www.braingames.org.uk/Leeds University Skills Library http://skills.library.leeds.ac.uk/web_based_resources/mathsquizzes/pages/basic_nu meracy/basic_numeracy.htmlLeeds Met University - Numeracy http://creativetech.inn.leedsmet.ac.uk/INT/1/start.htmlMaths Playground – Maths games http://www.mathplayground.com/games.htmlMaths Movies http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/01801/Get the Maths http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/Move On http://www.move-on.org.uk/ilr_php/numeracy/welcome.phpMaths Zonewww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/mathszone/index.shtml
  • 12. Online Resources for Functional Skills Draggable Maths A site with Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication  Drag and drop exercises  Initially some learner support required  High level of interaction  Instant feedback http://www.mrnussbaum.com/draggable.htm Number Nut A site packed with many types of interaction  Typically 20 or so exercises under each heading (Multiplication, Division, Ratio’s, % Values, Decimals etc)  The content covers all the usual types of problems  Each interaction also provides a countdown of success with a running total as instant feedback http://www.numbernut.com/ Nice Letter • On-line resource for building writing skills with example letters/templates • Chose the example closest to your need, edit it within the Letter Creator • Save the document and you have a properly constructed letter http://www.niceletter.com/www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 13. Online Resources for Functional Skills - LiteracySite LinkBritish Council English Skills http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/english-skills-practicePracticeB2B Engage Functional Skills http://www.b2bengage.co.uk/capacity_building/functional_english.aspxin EnglishGuroo Free Resources – Level http://www.guroo.info/the-guroo-service/free-functional-skills-resources/free-1 Pharaoh’s Revenge resources-for-english-functional-skills/pharaohs-revenge-interactive-task-2BT – All Talk - English 14-19 http://www.btplc.com/Responsiblebusiness/Supportingourcommunities/Learningands kills/Freeresources/AllTalk/Default.aspxBT – Communication Skills http://www.btplc.com/Responsiblebusiness/Supportingourcommunities/Learningandsfor Young Citizens kills/Freeresources/ResourceView.aspx?id=18Lesson Stream – Language http://lessonstream.org/browse-lessonslessonsSpellingcity – interactive http://www.spellingcity.com/taking-a-spelling-test.html?listId=3817678spellingWord Dynamo http://dynamo.dictionary.com/Way with Words http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/waywithwords/index.htmlFairground Spelling http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/fairground/game.shtml www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 14. Online Resources for Functional Skills - ICTSite LinkTeach-ICT – Video tutorials http://www.teach-ict.net/videohome.htmBBC Webwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/Microsoft – Office training online http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training- FX101782702.aspx?CTT=97Webopedia – Everything you need to http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/index.aspknow about TechnologyAlison.com – Digital Literacy http://alison.com/subjects/1/Digital-Literacy-IT-SkillsB2B Engage Functional Skills in ICT http://www.b2bengage.co.uk/employers/FunctionalICT.aspxGo On – Make online easy http://learn.go-on.co.uk/Teaching Goodies – Functional Skills http://www.teaching-goodies.com/tags/functional-skillsAdult Literacies Online – ICT http://www.aloscotland.co.uk/alo/325.html?keywords=&resourceTyp e=&resourceTopic=ICT&Submit=Searchwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 15. Commercial Sites to ExploreWhat2Learn http://www.what2learn.com/Guroo http://www.guroo.co.uk/BKSB http://www.bksb.co.uk/Axis Education http://www.axiseducation.co.uk/products/20183/functional_s killbuilders.aspxMindleaders http://www.thirdforce.com/products/elearningcontent/work- based-learning/functional-skills/ForSkills http://www.forskills.co.uk/index.php?page=what-are-fsTribal Target Skills http://www.targetskillsgold.com/www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 16. Mobile AppsExample Android AppsEnglish: Dictionary.com - top-rated Android dictionary app, with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com Word Search - Find the hidden words English Reading Comprehension (Boreumdal) Grammar Game (Lite) - Fun English grammar questions: Idioms, Commonly misspelled words, Irregular verb tenses, Verb prepositions, Proverbs and Synonyms Word Feud - A multiplayer puzzle game similar to Scrabble Practice English Grammar 1 and 2 - Practice English Grammar 1 (beginner Level) helps you learn English grammar by practicing interactive grammar exercises.Maths: Math Attack - improve your simple math skills! practice different types of maths including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares and multiple part questions Maths Bug - A maths game originally for young children up to teenagers useful for some adults to train & improve mental maths skills Math Workout – Maths brain trainingwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 17. Mobile AppsExample Apple Apps:English: Dictionary.com - top-rated dictionary app, with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com English Grammar - Featured in the Top 100 Reference Apps for iPad Miss Spells Class - an original word game that lets players test their spelling skills against the most commonly misspelled words on Dictionary.com.Maths: Math Flash Cards - Designed for people of all ages, Math Flash Cards Multiplication is an app that allows the user to practice simple basic multiplication facts or extend the users ability to work out complex multiplication problems up to three digit numbers. Also available for addition, subtraction and division Conundra Math - a brain training number game GCSE Maths questions – English also available Sky Numbers – Fun educational maths game, aimed at testing and improving basic maths skills 69 Apps in total on the event resources listwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 18. Ratio Problemwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 19. Applied Use of Resources & TechnologyDon’t now much about Ratio’s? http://go.nln.ac.uk/?req=%7BD678D623-0533-4BEE- BAB0-E958CC3BF05D%7DHow about working out Volume? Volume of shapes tutorial http://go.nln.ac.uk/?req=%7BC048F78A-D9C5-4EF3- AA34-67A65E5C24F5%7D Practice http://go.nln.ac.uk/?req=%7BCF151C29-CFB1- 40BD-9300-9DEEE438B149%7D Assessment http://go.nln.ac.uk/?req=%7B3C6CB4A4- 1ED6-4AB7-B3CB-557C8BA7817B%7Dwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest
  • 20. Online and Interactive Resources for Functional Skills David Rowe: e-Learning Advisor - Work Based Learning Tracey Morris: e-Learning Adviser - ACLwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwestwww.jiscrsc.ac.uk/southwest RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning