English literacy for school children

LessonBuzz for Teachers


  • LessonBuzz is a high-quality, high-impact program for teaching English literacy to school children between 4 and 13 years of age. It has been specifically designed for the Apple iPad with Kindy also available on iPhone and Android devices.
  • LessonBuzz is developmental, complementary, instructional, sequential and cohesive. It is an educational resource that links with curriculum components of Literacy, Language and Literature and provides for individual use and assessment.
  • LessonBuzz is a balanced educational program that allows children to achieve success by providing the necessary scaffolds to build knowledge, skills and understanding step by step.
  • Many lessons begin with familiarising children with the concept and strategy, which models the process or method. Children then apply their skills and understanding to the lesson.
  • LessonBuzz enables the integration of innovative mobile app technology into classroom practice and home learning, while transforming children’s engagement and motivation in the learning process.
  • LessonBuzz is tailored to suit the learning needs of children at all levels between the ages 4 to 13 using the iPad’s transformational access to an advanced speed of learning.

Developmental

Core materials lead to mastery in program areas.

Complementary

The modules, best used together, develop English skills that drive momentum and growth through the learning process.

Instructional

Each unit defines its content, while each instruction is clearly written and highlighted with the lower levels spoken.

Sequential

Lessons are graded in ability levels to develop the child a step at a time.

Cohesive

All lessons have been written by the one teacher and are layered with the one style of written language, thus forming a linguistically united whole.


LessonBuzz provides for Individual Learning

  • Materials are at different levels and each level is graded.
  • Reading Comprehension texts for Levels 1-4 are spoken; Levels 1-2 include synchronised highlighting of the text.
  • Allows for a varied pace of learning, with the ability to move through levels if a child is developing and motivated, or consolidate a level by taking longer (one lesson per week in each module) with opportunity to repeat for further reinforcement and confidence building.
  • Variety of materials across the modules allows for visual, auditory and tactile learning pathways.
  • Instruction and lessons are relevant, flexible and responsive, leading to achievement and self-regulated learning.
  • LessonBuzz matches children’s current abilities and learning preferences, while extending their capabilities and encouraging them to try new methods and content.
  • Provides for various learning environments – school, home, outdoors, holidays, quite or noisy places.
  • Provides for use on desk, on lap, with or without headphones, on lounge or in bed.
  • Delivers various learning activities from structured to formal, to open-ended and playful and creative.
  • Time flexibility allows for different speeds of learning.
  • Lessons could be done for individuals, pairs or a whole class (when projected to a connected display) allowing opportunity for discussion, explanation, presentation and collaboration.
  • Information, ideas and activities are presented in manageable chunks.
  • Identification of instructions and lesson by highlighting text and voice for younger levels provides explanation of tasks.