Blog Archives

November finds 1…

General – MIT site with free lecture, videos and lesson resources on many subjects. – a list of resources on how to turn your worksheets and lesson materials into your own digital text books. – some great examples of student made presentations using nothing more technical than paper and pen. – a site that allows you to both create online quizzes for your students and use others created by teachers all over the world. – a great resource on questioning techniques.

ISC – lots of games to play online that teach about various social and humanitarian issues. – a guide to digital literacy.

Art – an excellent Art history site provided by Khan Academy.

Science – Science lab simulations for online and blended learning. – a website by Nottingham Trent University about famous scientist.

English – great Speaking and Listening resource. – 75 ideas for student feedback on literature. – using popular music to teach simile and metaphor.

Learning support – a list of the top 200 web resources for learning support teachers.

Business studies – a breakeven simulator.

Drama – not sure if this is any good, but it looked comprehensive.


October finds 1…

General  – a quick and easy way to store all your lesson resources in one place for the students to get at their convenience. – lots of ways to get the students thinking at the start of the lesson. – an easy way to make gifs (simply animated pictures). – it’s been on here before, and it deserves to be on again an excellent resource for old footage on a variety of topics.

ISC – lots of video, resources and lesson plans on citizenship and RE subjects.

Chemistry – an interactive periodic table.

English – exactly what is says, a site with an ‘unused’ word of the day.

Geography – a page of the earth’s webcams, mostly real time too.


February finds 1…

General – a clever way of defining learning outcomes. – a good way of starting the year, a new project or the term. – what Wordle does for words, this does for picture, great for digital display. – allows you to make little films of you sketching something, useful for ‘how to’ demonstrations – Instructional animations on many topics. – Spelling wizard, a way for students to learn topic specific spellings.

Maths – the Fibonacci sequence in nature.

Geography – lots of online Geography quizzes

Science – quicktime aninmations for all aspects of Science.

English – downloadable and streamable free audio books. – Great tool for teaching sentence structure. – a really great way of planning your arguments.


History – Interactive map of Europe. – the Anne Frank site.

Welcome to 2012 – New Year finds…

General – being a lazy teacher… – lots of plenary ideas. – so many films here, great for the humanities, mentioned before but always worth a mention again.

English – teaching with hula-hoops (particularly good for ‘An Inspector Calls’ – poems usings newspapers and a felt-tip! – One word appears at the top of the page – you have 60 seconds to write about it – great for starters… – teaching simile with rap and hip hop.

Georgraphy – online geography games.

History – history teaching through the years.

MFL – teaching with authentic texts.

Science – lots of useful science teaching links.

Media Studies – lots of useful media things…


December finds…

General  allows you zoom into any picture on the web – lots of teaching uses…  lots of interactive resources for a variety of subjects. Many reasons why we should be evolving the way we teach… Anyone out there Geocache?  Well now you can Educache… – what are the 21st century skills we should be teaching our students?


Media Learning to blog using paper

Music and possibly physics?  – music video with a graph making… or something like that!

Science – many many Science videos. Beautiful stop motion water cycle – video of a massive aquarium – beautiful.

English  – an amazing timeline of English documents from the British Library.

And two interesting infographics…


November Finds

General – allows you to create fake ‘Facebook’ page for a character in a book or a person in history. – 10 reasons to get  on Twitter! – an infographic website, lots of subjects covered in many beautiful ways.

English – absolutely brilliant issuu published book of class poems! – a video on teaching grammar from the TES. – a writing sharing website.

Media – an excellent resource on music video and postmodernism. – A great resource for colour design. – an excellent media teaching resource.

Really useful creative tools! – you can make a long collage/timeline – good for the moodboard or research into the history of your genre. – again a timeline/collage tool – a way of making extremely whizzy film like presentations. See Mrs B for a login!

And don’t forget our old friends”>

Move over Wikipedia – this is much more fun!

This is another way to present things… quite fun

October Finds 3


Free resources and pictures for educuators.

An article on cyber security and your students.

Re-launched and still as useful

It’s like prezi but with more corners….

Mindmapping website – rather pretty.

Flash cards galore!

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

Probably preaching to the converted, but a lovely justification of why blogs are helpful to students.


An online book group using digital books – you meet in the chapters to have your discussions.

The title says it all really…


Teacher’s TV may have disappeared but there resources are still out there!

October Finds 2


A place where teachers can meet by webcam and discuss teachery things. American, but interesting.

Allows you to make shaped word clouds.

A mind mapping tool, good for organisation.

Highest common factor domino game.
Adding fractions with different denominators


A ‘Google Maps’ type application that lets you find newspapers from all over the world in  many different languages.

A website offering various tools to help MFL teachers.


Magnetic online poetry inspired by some lovely backgrounds.

A website from Scholastic all about reading and books.
Great writing prompts on various things.


An amazing looking website on all things Geography.


Converts written text to speech and mp3s.

Music Tech

‘Plays’ a website – not sure what the point is, but it is fun.


A collaborative history site full of photos and personal stories.