TaskMagic3 - Free for PGCE students / trainee teachers

For the past few years we've run a "TaskMagic3PGCE extended trial", where TaskMagic has worked with university PGCE tutors to provide trainees with a free version of the TaskMagic software.

We're doing it again this year :0)

The scheme allows trainee teachers / PGCE students to download a special extended trial version of TaskMagic3 for use on their own computers or laptops, which works until the end of July 2013.

TaskMagic3PGCE, as with all TaskMagic3 programs, only works on Windows (2000 - Win7 inclusive). So please don't ask for a Mac version...

Also note that TaskMagic works with roman script only (so not with languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese etc)

Teacher trainees can use the TaskMagic3PGCE program in a number of ways:

1. If on placement at a school which uses TaskMagic3, they can use their own version at home to create engaging interactive games and exercises for use at school.

2. If they install TaskMagic3PGCE on their own laptop, and their placement school has no objection, they can take their laptop into school and connect it to an interactive whiteboard.

3. They can use TaskMagic3PGCE to print worksheets for use at school or for homework.

TaskMagic3PGCE must NOT be installed on any school computers.

In order for trainee teacher to participate in the TaskMagicPGCE scheme, their PGCE subject tutors must contact us to request to take part, and they must provide a list of trainees on their course for us to check against.

See full details in the pdf below.

Any questions, please email us on the email address provided on the above pdf file.


GCSE French Writing Focus - sample essays for controlled assessments & coursework

Scroll down for a link to download a completely free Windows desktop program with lots of interactive exercises and worksheets based on a sample GCSE French essay on the topic of "A bad school day".

The resource can be used with interactive whiteboards or with individual computers (Windows only) and can be installed on the school network.

The downloaded is actually a non-time-limited demo of a full resource containing 16 essays, with free access to 1 of those 16 essays.

TaskMagic3 French Sample Unit - Basic grammar, articles, negatives etc. - Free download

At the bottom of this post you will find a link to download a free standalone TaskMagic program (which does NOT require TaskMagic) which provides a step-by-step introduction and practice of some French basics.

This unit is ideal for beginners at primary or secondary school level. It covers a lot of high frequency expressions & concepts in a short space of time.

The content of the unit is:

TaskMagic3 Spanish Sample Unit - En la cafetería - Free download

At the bottom of this post you will find a link to download a free standalone TaskMagic program containing a unit of work in Spanish on ordering food and drink in a cafeteria. The level is ideal for older primary school children, but it will also work well with older children working at a fairly low level or in need of revision. There is a fairly wide range of difficulty within the various exercises in the unit.

The download contains 16 TaskMagic3 files, which are accessed via a simple menu screen.