Blog Archives

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 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.