Monday, June 25, 2012

Want to Write a Legend?

If you're like me, you save all kinds of "favorites" in your browser... and then you never go back to them. They're things that look really useful but you can't use them right now. Eventually you forget about them.

Legends course imageEvery now and then I try to go back through my "favorites" and see if I bookmarked something I can use. Here's one I had forgotten about that's really neat. It's a complete course on how to write legends... and it's completely FREE!

Here's the deal: Several years ago the United Kingdom set up something called the National Grid for Learning (NGfL), which you can read about in this Wikipedia article if you're interested. They aren't running it anymore, but private groups stepped in and took over to provide some shared teaching resources between the UK schools... and to the rest of us as well. Cool, huh?

Anyway, this particular resource comes from the NGfl Cymru site, which is based in Wales. If you go to this page, you'll be on the "How to Write a Legend" landing page. This is a four-part teaching resource created by Bernadette Thomas, and the landing page tells you what the course covers. Just click on the "Open Resource Online" button on the left side of the page to access the resources.

And just what are these resources? A PowerPoint introduction to each section that basically "teaches" the lesson and a group of Word docs with teaching notes and worksheets, all of which you can download and use.

I've added this resource to my Some Useful Sites list in the sidebar. Things like this can be hard to find when you need them, and it's really nice of the NGfl Cymru to make them so easily available to the rest of us.

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