Blog Archives

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…

 

October Finds 2

General

http://teacherwall.scholastic.com/#

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

http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html?submission=b1c2ebed5c6443b4

Allows you to make shaped word clouds.

http://www.spicynodes.org/index.html

A mind mapping tool, good for organisation.

Maths

http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2011/01/20/highest-common-factor-domino-puzzle/
Highest common factor domino game.

http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2011/06/12/still-cant-add-and-subtract-fractions-with-different-denominators-try-this/
Adding fractions with different denominators

MFL

http://newspapermap.com/

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

http://lingtlanguage.com/

A website offering various tools to help MFL teachers.

English

http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx

Magnetic online poetry inspired by some lovely backgrounds.

http://youarewhatyouread.scholastic.com/kids/

A website from Scholastic all about reading and books.

http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/
Great writing prompts on various things.

Geography

http://www.geo-cube.eu/

An amazing looking website on all things Geography.

LS

http://www.carryouttext.com/Default.aspx

Converts written text to speech and mp3s.

Music Tech

http://www.codeorgan.com/

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

History

http://www.historypin.com/

A collaborative history site full of photos and personal stories.