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.

January Finds 2

General – a great blog on ‘having a go’ with tech. – a presentation on Twitter for teachers and the huge amount of CPD that is available for free on it. – Open University project of short films about thought. – how the brain works and thinking skills. – make any image into a large poster. – another way for students to display work. – a site for searching through the huge amount so ‘creative commons’ copyright free things on the web. – I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks like it could be promising.  A simple way of producing podcasts for your students. – a really good web based screen recording tool.  Great for ‘how to’ videos for programmes you use. – Makes lovely tag and word clouds.

Physics – Nasa site for education ‘Eyes on the Earth’

Geography – Nasa site for education ‘Eyes on the Earth’

Psychology – Open University project of short films about thought. – how the brain works and thinking skills.

Music – a silly but fun way of making music.

MFL – allows you to translate a whole website into another language and then look at each word in turn.

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 2

General – an online wall to stick stuff on! – a really simple website creator. – lots of games to play on lots of subjects and you can create your own. – a rather slick looking timeline creator.

Science – Augmented reality for use in science.

Maths – great tool for teaching rotations

Geography – lots of different maps and animations representing populaiton, product etc

Music – a really simple grid based tool for composition – a map representation of the development of metal music.

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!