General Resources

General

http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/The-Plenary-producer-6182703/ – this is a really usful PowerPoint of plenary ideas.

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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.

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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!

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http://quozio.com/ –  A pretty quotation poster maker

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http://recitethis.com – Another, slightly funkier quotation poster maker

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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.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt – Lots of beautiful information videos.

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http://www.noisli.com/ – a website that plays various white noises to put on in the background of your lessons.

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http://www.nowdothis.com/ – a ‘to-do’ list generator, that gives you one task at a time.

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http://www.e.ggtimer.com/ – a really good classroom timer website.

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm – MIT site with free lecture, videos and lesson resources on many subjects.

http://blog.web20classroom.org/2012/08/soyou-wanna-make-your-own-books-and.html – a list of resources on how to turn your worksheets and lesson materials into your own digital text books.

http://pinterest.com/weareteachers/smart-charts/ – some great examples of student made presentations using nothing more technical than paper and pen.

http://quizlet.com/ – a site that allows you to both create online quizzes for your students and use others created by teachers all over the world.

http://huntingenglish.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/questioning-top-ten-strategies/ – a great resource on questioning techniques.

http://www.edcanvas.com – a quick and easy way to store all your lesson resources in one place for the students to get at their convenience.

http://www.sparkyteaching.com/resources/index.php – lots of ways to get the students thinking at the start of the lesson.

http://gifmaker.me/ – an easy way to make gifs (simply animated pictures).

http://www.britishpathe.com/ – it’s been on here before, and it deserves to be on again an excellent resource for old footage on a variety of topics.

http://ictmagic.visibli.com/share/cOmFVY – a clever way of defining learning outcomes.

http://mrcollinsreflectivejournal.blogspot.com/2011/08/3-key-words-for-year.html – a good way of starting the year, a new project or the term.

http://www.getloupe.com/ – what Wordle does for words, this does for picture, great for digital display.

http://sketchcast.com/ – allows you to make little films of you sketching something, useful for ‘how to’ demonstrations

http://www.explania.com/en – Instructional animations on many topics.

http://ictmagic.visibli.com/share/OCvhyW – Spelling wizard, a way for students to learn topic specific spellings.

http://www.mrspripp.blogspot.com/2012/01/you-dont-have-to-be-technology-whiz-but.html – a great blog on ‘having a go’ with tech.

http://mrcolley.com/blog/ict-skills-for-teachers/twitter-for-teachers/ – a presentation on Twitter for teachers and the huge amount of CPD that is available for free on it.

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/11/60-second-adventures-in-thought.html – Open University project of short films about thought.

http://wondermind.tate.org.uk/ – how the brain works and thinking skills.

http://www.blockposters.com/ – make any image into a large poster.

http://www.capzles.com/ – another way for students to display work.

http://search.creativecommons.org/ – a site for searching through the huge amount so ‘creative commons’ copyright free things on the web.

http://www.podomatic.com/login – I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks like it could be promising.  A simple way of producing podcasts for your students.

http://www.screenr.com/ – a really good web based screen recording tool.  Great for ‘how to’ videos for programmes you use.

http://tagul.com/ – Makes lovely tag and word clouds.

http://zoom.it/  allows you zoom into any picture on the web – lots of teaching uses…

http://www.curriculumbits.com/  lots of interactive resources for a variety of subjects.

http://webexpedition18.com/articles/awesome-creative-infographics/ Many reasons why we should be evolving the way we teach…

http://www.educaching.com/educaching.html Anyone out there Geocache?  Well now you can Educache…

http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2011/11/21st-century-skills-are-so-last-century.html – what are the 21st century skills we should be teaching our students?

http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/turning-students – being a lazy teacher…

http://reflectivemathsteacher.posterous.com/plenary-ideas – lots of plenary ideas.

http://www.britishpathe.com/ – so many films here, great for the humanities, mentioned before but always worth a mention again.

http://www.wallwisher.com/ – an online wall to stick stuff on!

http://www.weebly.com/ – a really simple website creator.

http://www.zondle.com/ – lots of games to play on lots of subjects and you can create your own.

http://www.tiki-toki.com/ – a rather slick looking timeline creator.

http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/page – allows you to create fake ‘Facebook’ page for a character in a book or a person in history.

http://www.creativeeducation.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/09/10-reasons-to-tweet/ – 10 reasons to get  on Twitter!

http://visual.ly/ – an infographic website, lots of subjects covered in many beautiful ways.

http://www.brainflips.com/home.html

Flash cards galore!

http://ecosia.org/

A search engine that is helping to save the rain forests.

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