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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.

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.

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.

October Finds 1

Generally useful stuff:

http://www.safeshare.tv/

Allows you to cut inappropriate things from YouTube links and videos, just paste in the video’s url to generate one to give to the pupils.

http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/

Easy to use and does what it says on the tin!

http://www.scoop.it/t/education-and-technology/

An education and technology blog, lots of good ideas and some interesting articles.

Maths


http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/2010/09/26/a-kinaesthetic-approach-to-teaching-loci/

A kinaesthetic approach to teaching loci.

Science

http://www.artofteachingscience.org/science-ebook/

Ebooks for science teachers.

http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2011/09/teaching-with-portals-videogames-in.html#.Tnq0qcxi9vk.twitter

Teaching Physics using ‘Portal’

http://www.nature.com/scitable

Biology site with lots of resources.

MFL

http://www.teachingbooks.net/book_reading.cgi?id=6026&a=1&crc=6

Reads books aloud – has many Spanish titles. 14 day free trial available.

http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/countries-and-nationalities.html

Lots of free basic language resources.

Art

http://www.artbabble.org/series/childrens-video-tour-time-travel

Many, many art things.

http://theteachingpalette.com/about/resources/lesson-plans/

Art lessons plans and resources.