January 2014 Finds…
http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/The-Plenary-producer-6182703/ – this is a really usful PowerPoint of plenary ideas.
www.pinterest.com – If you haven’t ventured there yet, Pinterest is an amazing place, full of useful classroom ideas, it has a specific category for education.
http://www.edexcel.com/i-am-a/student/Pages/Past_papers_app.aspx – Edexcel have just released and app on Apple devices that allows you and students to access all past papers. There is one for Google Play on its way. Now they have no excuse!
http://quozio.com/ – A pretty quotation poster maker
http://recitethis.com – Another, slightly funkier quotation poster maker
http://www.edpuzzle.com – A video cropping website, works really well on my ipad, not so well on the school computers, but it really useful for finding ‘education friendly’ videos, without those pesky adverts popping up!
http://www.ingenious.org.uk/ – A site from various UK museums bringing together a vast collection of resources.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt – Lots of beautiful information videos.
http://www.noisli.com/ – a website that plays various white noises to put on in the background of your lessons.
http://www.nowdothis.com/ – a ‘to-do’ list generator, that gives you one task at a time.
http://www.e.ggtimer.com/ – a really good classroom timer website.
English and History
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war/ – The National Archives collection of WW1 diaries is now available online.
http://www.twittermagnets.com/ – a fun poetry tool, students’ work can be published on Twitter.
http://www.algodoo.com/ – an app for playing with Physics.
http://www.msichicago.org/play/goreact/ – An interactive periodic table that allows you to drag the elements together to see how they will react.
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/natural-history/tree-life – an excellent resource on evolution.
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/whoami/thingdom – a resource for exploring reproduction and genetics.
http://mindsofmath.com/index2.html – A Maths app celebrating great mathematicians and their contribution to the world.
http://www.wingclips.com/ – Inspirational film clips
http://www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbookdeluxe/guest.php – a flipbook animation website, really easy to use!
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm – lots of Geography games.
http://howbigreally.com/ – a site from the BBC putting size in perspective.
http://www.codecademy.com/dashboard – a ‘teach yourself’ to code website.