January 2013 – #ukedchat special edition

I am a bit of a Twitter nerd!  Every Thursday night there is a Twitter chat session called #ukedchat where lots of Twitter nutty teachers like me discuss an educational topic.  Not long before Christmas the topic was ‘What websites do you find most useful in your teaching?’.  With 100+ teachers tweeting you can imagine a fair few things were suggested and here in this special edition I have collected the most praised and suggested together.

I cannot vouch for all of them – but hopefully you will find them useful!  Enjoy!

I have also added in the links to the videos from the SSAT Conference – some really inspiring things!

SSAT Videos



Things I use myself… (if you are interested in any of these and want to know more just let me know!)

http://www.tes.co.uk/ – you probably don’t need telling about this one!

http://wordpress.com –  the blogging platform I like to use the most.

http://www.blogger.com – the blogging platform most of my students like to use.

http://prezi.com – allows you to make zooming presentations, has been updated in the last year, with many more designs and the ability to upload old PowerPoints and make them more dynamic.

http://wix.com – allows you or the students to make little websites easily, great for presenting research projects

http://issuu.com  – allows you to publish things and class work in a flip book style

http://triptico.co.uk – I have had this loaded onto my classroom computer by IT, it offer a range of interactive whiteboard tools which look more appealing to teenage eyes than the preloaded things that come with the SmartBoard.  It has times, random name generators, random team generators and other things and it is free!

http://www.keepvid.com – originally suggested by Tim, this allows you to download YouTube video.  It wasn’t working for a period term but seems now to back up and running.

http://www.youtube.com – you will be hard put to not find something useful on here, 72 hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute.  Beware the adverts that sometimes come up!


http://www.ted.com/ and http://ed.ted.com/ – lectures on pretty much every subject given by a huge variety of people. 

http://www.voki.com/ – allows you to create talking avatars to deliver your content in a different way.

https://popcorn.webmaker.org/ – allows you to edit video found on the internet.

http://soundgecko.com/ – turns website text into audio files to be listened to.

http://blabberize.com/ – allows you to take any picture and animate with speech.

http://vimeo.com/ – alternative to YouTube – less adverts.

http://www.educreations.com/ – allows you to record your board and turn it into a video lesson.

http://www.edcanvas.com/ – allows you to create online topic boards for students to access all the material they need.

http://topicbox.net/ – brings together a lot of school friendly resources in one place.

http://www.pearltrees.com – allows you to create mind map/diagrams of lots of different things on one topic, you can add in video, image and internet links.

http://visual.ly/ – lots and lots of infographics on lots of subjects, beautiful and easy to understand.

http://www.schooltube.com/ – alternative to YouTube, takes the risk of a dodgy advert away.

http://edu.glogster.com/ – allows you to create a social network for your subject, students and topics.

 And for when you have the important presentation to make to senior management… http://www.sciencegeek.net/lingo.html


https://www.biodigitalhuman.com/home/ – 3D virtual human body

http://www.khanacademy.org/ – science and maths based lectures and resources from around the world.

http://www.google.com/sky/ – like Google Earth but looking the other way.


http://www.mangahigh.com/en_gb/ – free web based maths games

http://www.mathletics.co.uk/ – maths contests.

http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/ – lots of ideas and resources.

http://nrich.maths.org/teacher-secondary – lots of resources and discussion

http://www.khanacademy.org/ – science and maths based lectures and resources from around the world.


http://www.teach-ict.com/ – lots of resources.

http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0 – learn how to code!


http://www.literacyshed.com/ – creative writing ideas and resources.

http://www.readwritethink.org/ – ideas to inspire English.

http://lexipedia.com/ – Great looking word encyclopaedia.


http://soundgecko.com/ – turns website text into audio files to be listened to.


http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/ – many resources.


http://www.sunderlandschools.org/mfl-sunderland/ – long established website with lots of resources.



http://www.gapminder.org/ – ‘a fact based world view’


http://www.audiotool.com/ – ‘online audio workstation’


http://www.youtube.com/pegeeks – lots of PE videos.


http://sociologyexchange.co.uk/ – many resources.


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