Monthly Archives: June 2011

My Word Coach (Wii)

Need a game that you can use in Guided Reading or Guided Writing sessions?  Then look no further than this one – click tab above for more information.



Endless Oceans (Wii)

Click the tab above to find more exciting links and ideas to use this game in the classroom.  Again it can be completely cross curricular and after speaking to a few teachers who have used it, the experience it provides is completely mesmerising for children and adults alike!

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GBL Guide for teachers

Bethany Windsor from Werrington School has very kindly given permission for us to include her excellent guide for teachers.  It gives ideas for each year group of many different games and consoles together with signposting to other blogs and sites for even more ideas to pull from.  Thank you Bethany !

GBL Guide for Teachers

Ideas for cross curricular links

Click on either of the tabs for ideas how to incorporate the Wii games Wild Earth African Safari or Night at the Museum into your planning.  (Also,  ideas for Year 5 are to follow…)

ICT to Inspire

Inspiration for the original Wiltshire Playing the Writing Game project came from the magnificient Tim Rylands. His website and blog are filled with great ideas, resources  and support for using ICT and games in the classroom. Well worth a read!

Hong Kong Digital GBL Resources

A range of links to free online games to use with a class here:


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