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November finds 1…

General

 

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.

ISC

 

http://www.gamesforchange.org/play/ – lots of games to play online that teach about various social and humanitarian issues.

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/a-simple-guide-to-all-that-teachers.html – a guide to digital literacy.

Art

http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ – an excellent Art history site provided by Khan Academy.

Science

https://latenitelabs.com/ – Science lab simulations for online and blended learning.

http://www.favscientist.com/ – a website by Nottingham Trent University about famous scientist.

English

 http://www.tes.co.uk/ResourceDetail.aspx?storyCode=6171207 – great Speaking and Listening resource.

http://cheekylit.com/75-book-report-alternatives/ – 75 ideas for student feedback on literature.

http://pinterest.com/pin/279504720595101101/ – using popular music to teach simile and metaphor.

Learning support

 http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/top-200-special-education-apps.html – a list of the top 200 web resources for learning support teachers.

Business studies

 http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/recommended-teaching-resource-the-breakeven-simulator – a breakeven simulator.

Drama

 http://www.drama-teaching.com/?page_id=203&hop=alaynaspop – not sure if this is any good, but it looked comprehensive.

October finds 1…

General

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.

ISC

http://www.truetube.co.uk/ – lots of video, resources and lesson plans on citizenship and RE subjects.

Chemistry

http://chemreference.com/ – an interactive periodic table.

English

http://unusedwords.com/ – exactly what is says, a site with an ‘unused’ word of the day.

Geography

http://www.earthcam.com/ – a page of the earth’s webcams, mostly real time too.

 

February finds 1…

General

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.

Maths

http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2010/07/10/the-fibonacci-sequence-in-nature/ – the Fibonacci sequence in nature.

Geography

http://online.seterra.net/en/ – lots of online Geography quizzes

Science

http://www.rkm.com.au/animations.html – quicktime aninmations for all aspects of Science.

English

http://audioliterate.com/ – downloadable and streamable free audio books.

http://www.telescopictext.com/ – Great tool for teaching sentence structure.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/ – a really great way of planning your arguments.

 

History

http://www.worldology.com/Europe/Europe_History.swf – Interactive map of Europe.

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/ – the Anne Frank site.

January Finds 2

General

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.

Physics

http://ictmagic.visibli.com/share/GrS2cJ – Nasa site for education ‘Eyes on the Earth’

Geography

http://ictmagic.visibli.com/share/GrS2cJ – Nasa site for education ‘Eyes on the Earth’

Psychology

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.

Music

http://www.isleoftune.com/ – a silly but fun way of making music.

MFL

http://lingro.com/ – 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

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.

English

http://learningspy.co.uk/2011/07/16/hula-hooping-about-literature/ – teaching with hula-hoops (particularly good for ‘An Inspector Calls’

http://www.austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/ – poems usings newspapers and a felt-tip!

http://oneword.com/ – One word appears at the top of the page – you have 60 seconds to write about it – great for starters…

http://blog.flocabulary.com/simile/ – teaching simile with rap and hip hop.

Georgraphy

https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfc7f644_22cz4scmhf&pli=1 – online geography games.

History

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15818052 – history teaching through the years.

MFL

http://taskmagic.posterous.com/exploiting-authentic-texts-french-les-all-bla – teaching with authentic texts.

Science

http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/tswt – lots of useful science teaching links.

Media Studies

http://www.frankwbaker.com/default1.htm – lots of useful media things…

 

December finds…

General

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?

 

Media

http://www.notesfrommcteach.com/2010/09/learning-to-blog-using-paper.html Learning to blog using paper

Music and possibly physics?

http://vimeo.com/7792511  – music video with a graph making… or something like that!

Science

http://www.youtube.com/stevespanglerscience – many many Science videos.

http://vimeo.com/11590751 Beautiful stop motion water cycle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw – video of a massive aquarium – beautiful.

English

http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/timeline/index.html  – an amazing timeline of English documents from the British Library.

And two interesting infographics…

 

November finds 2

General

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.

Science

http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/augmented-reality-in-education/ – Augmented reality for use in science.

Maths

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/maths/echalk/rotation/index.htm – great tool for teaching rotations

Geography

http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html – lots of different maps and animations representing populaiton, product etc

Music

http://www.beatlab.com/ – a really simple grid based tool for composition

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home – a map representation of the development of metal music.

November Finds

General

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.

English

http://issuu.com/missgroeller/docs/jenny – absolutely brilliant issuu published book of class poems!

http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Secondary-English-6084041/ – a video on teaching grammar from the TES.

http://figment.com/ – a writing sharing website.

Media

http://fordlcmusicvideo.blogspot.com/ – an excellent resource on music video and postmodernism.

http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/rating?time=30 – A great resource for colour design.

http://www.adamranson.plus.com/iconfrontpage.htm – an excellent media teaching resource.

Really useful creative tools!

http://www.vuvox.com/collage – you can make a long collage/timeline – good for the moodboard or research into the history of your genre.

http://www.dipity.com/ – again a timeline/collage tool

http://animoto.com/education?gclid=CIiI_Pqs5KoCFc1_5QodzhEd8A – a way of making extremely whizzy film like presentations. See Mrs B for a login!

And don’t forget our old friends

www.prezi.com

www.issuu.com

http://www.wix.com”>www.wix.com.

 
Move over Wikipedia – this is much more fun!

http://www.qwiki.com

This is another way to present things… quite fun

http://museumbox.e2bn.org

October Finds 3

General

http://www.edupic.net/

Free resources and pictures for educuators.

http://edudemic.com/2011/10/education-cybersecurity/

An article on cyber security and your students.

http://www.youtube.com/education

Re-launched and still as useful

http://ahead.com/#view/lilaspaces/main/welcome?scene=HOME

It’s like prezi but with more corners….

https://bubbl.us/

Mindmapping website – rather pretty.

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

Flash cards galore!

http://ecosia.org/

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

http://mrspripp.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-students-should-blog-my-top-10.html

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

English

http://www.bookglutton.com/

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

http://www.confusingwords.com/index.php

The title says it all really…

Science

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6109388

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