An American site dedicated to helping teachers integrate ICT into
the classroom. There is a range of online tools that look really
useful. Registration and use is free.
This web site it is hoped will encourage educators to explore new concepts, learning
theories, creative curriculum design, and new paradigms in social learning. (Please note,
however, that this site gives access to a chat community).
Lots of activities, links colouring pages, puzzles, printable crafts and games, jigsaws,
worksheets and wallpaper and other stuff to amuse and educate under 10s. The owners of
this site say, "We believe that busy kids are happy kids and do our best to provide
things for them to do!"
You might find this useful. Alison provides free
online courses and tutorials in a number of areas,
mostly related to workplace skills. I haven't
investigated it very far but it looks like it might
be useful to teachers and older students.
Andrew Rudd's Web Page
his site is a little difficult to categorise. Andrew Rudd is a Lecturer. His website is
simple and has a varied collection of useful things including: sections on Art, Music and
Poetry, Literacy, Software and the Internet and The Curriculum. There is also a useful
section of technical advice for those using Acorn computers.
Board with Teaching
Lots of information and links to help you develop
your skills in using interactive whiteboards.
Paper folding puzzles - dozens of them. Each one is a printable pattern of coloured shapes
that must be folded to leave a single colour on each side of the paper.
Help and advice for children who are having a hard time at school, parents, schools and
governors. Information on how to stay safe. Also a link to a 24 hour email helpline.
The Children's University of Manchester
Pages and pages of simple explanations with
animations and so on, each is introduced by a
professor or working expert from the University of
Mamchester. Topics include Biology (the Human Body,
Teeth and Eating, Micro-Organisms, the Brain and
Senses), History (Ancient Egypt), Energy and the
Environment, Astronomy, Art & DT (Talking
Textiles), Literacy (Words)
Links to hundreds of webcams around the World. All sorts!
This is an American site dedicated to home schooling. The site takes a Christian
world-view but the articles and resources (lots of them) are not limited to purely
promoting enquiry into and discussion of
intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary
issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and
social achievement of society. Big questions are
posed, eminent minds (or rather the people who "own"
them) write articles or engage in disussions.
Fascinating stuff. (Example question: What do you
believe is true, even though you cannot prove it?)
Could be a useful site to consult if you are looking for a change of
Quote: "The objective of the European Schoolnet (EUN) is to promote the use of
information and communications technology (ICT) among schools in Europe..."
A useful site to look at if you are considering building links with another European
Free Stuff for
but also some useful stuff for those of us on the Eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean.
They say, "Access thousands of quizzes designed by teachers world-wide. Create your
own quizzes with Quiz Lab's easy-to-use authoring tool. Allow students to take quizzes
over the Internet in the classroom, in the library, or at home. Get quiz results
automatically via e-mail. Quiz Lab grades them for you".
Online learning activities and other stuff to
support revision in a range of subjects at KS4 .
A first class site giving advice about teaching your children road safety. Looks
but the advice is for UK.
An Australian-based (I think) website with MASSES of stuff for teachers and pupils. Well
worth a look. There is a wide range of resources as well as a section devoted to setting
up email links between classes in different schools in Ireland / US / Canada / Australia /
Schrock's Guide for Educators
This is from Discovery Learning (part of Discovery
Channel). They say,"Kathy Schrock's Guide for
Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for
enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is
updated often to include the best sites for teaching
and learning." and so it is.
Landmarks for Schools
A website dedicated to developing informational
literacy in the internet age. Links to online
information sources, tools and teaching and learning
resources. LfS was one of the first educational
websites and is still going strong. (Mostly USA
focused but well worth a visit).
(Formerly Sites for Teachers)
A links list with lost of links for teachers. Well worth a look.
(you have to join to use it - but it's free)
MAPE (Micros in Primary Education)
Archive of MAPE material can be found on the
MAPE have been involved in the field of ICT in
education almost since the beginning of time. Now
part of the large NAACE organisation, this part of
the site has a collection of articles about using
ICT in different subject areas in the primary
school, some really useful resources and lots of
great activities for kids.
NAPE - National Association of Primary
All the news and views.
Owl & Mouse Educational Software
There's some great stuff to download on this site and most of it for free, including
interactive maps of all the continents, where you have to drag the country to the correct
place on the map and learning letter sounds for pre-school children and much more,
including build a castle, town and farm.
This site claims to have over 12,000 free ideas for educating and
entertaining small children. It's certainly worth a
Another Kids' site based in India.It is full of interesting stuff with an Indian
perspective. There are stories and folktales, current news, games, educational content and
Project GCSE is essentially a library of coursework
and essay examples for GCSE and A level. There is
lots of help and advice for students. The site has a
whole section about plagiarism, and actively
"Linking children all across the world". This site provides a way for children
to contact other children over the internet. There are downloadable resources, available
in a range of languages, information content, links and lots lots more. This site is well
worth a visit.
A free resources where pupils can make online projects including an
image and weblinks. Teachers have to register (free). I haven't
tried it, but it looks useful.
A great site for kids. There are Flash games (some educational and some not so
educational), quizzes, jokes, puzzles, clipart to download and more.
Great for making mazes, word searches, maths squares and a host of other useful plays on
these! When I first logged on I thought it would just be simplistic but I soon found that
it was an excellent tool for creating worksheets. I can heartily recommend this site as
part of your online tool box!
This is an interesting site. It contains a large number of subject-specific games and
quizzes made for pupils by pupils or teachers. By joining Quia (no
longer free, although there is a 30 day free trial) you and your pupils
can use the tools to produce your own quizzes and games and add them to the site.
There are lots of free downloadable / online
activities - look in Shared Activities.
Free revision resources for GCSE and A Level
covering 20 different subjects.
Now actually part of
Download past KS2 SAT papers (Maths back to 2000;
English and Science back to 2003)
Xemplar's Star Tower consists of a constantly-developing library of educational activities
designed for children at both school and home. The key characteristics of all the
activities is interactivity. Whereas 99.9% of the content of the World Wide Web consists
of nothing more than reading matter and illustrations, the Star Tower material is dynamic.
Try it and see - you won't be disappointed!
Target setting and assessment software for schools.
A well designed American site for K8 - K12(American). Wander around the village and visit
the different areas depending on your needs. This site has got extensive links to many
resources from around the States. It also gives some good links regarding child safety.
(However, quite a number of the links are out of
The Teacher Network
Not to be confused with the DfES's TeacherNet, this site
contains useful information for teachers including
links to popular educational sites on
the internet, search engines, classroom resources etc.
Formed from the amalgamation of Primary Teacher UK
and Teaching Blog and run by Mark Warner, who also
runs the Teaching Ideas website. The aim is to share
the latest news, links and teaching ideas, in order
to support teachers around the world.
Teachers Report Assistant
The Teachers' Report Assistant is FREE software to help busy teachers in compiling annual
reports. It offers the flexibility of being able to quickly copy and paste objectives from
Ideas for Primary Teachers
Just what it says - Resources and ideas. Excellent.
TES Teaching Resources
A place where teachers can share resources. getting
on for 150000 free teaching resources.
(by Schoolhouse Technology)
Resource creation software for
teachers. This site is selling it but they have "lite" versions
which you can download for free.