Chemical Education Digital Library
May24

Chemical Education Digital Library

Here’s a useful resource for Chemistry teachers : The Chemical Education Digital Library The Chemical Education Digital Library(ChemEd DL) is the destination for digital content intended for chemical science education. They aim to be the place where you can contribute, share, and organize chemistry education materials. With oversight provided by the various communities that comprise ChemEd DL, we strive to provide the best of...

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Maths Manipulatives
May24

Maths Manipulatives

Here’s an excellent resource for primary/elementary Maths from Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. It’s a flash-based set of interactive tools for reception up to year 8. It includes standard maths items, as well as graph paper and other backgrounds. It’s free, and well worth a look. The tools also include basic IWB tools such as text, pen, a ruler/protractor and a timer. This would be quite handy for those without access to...

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IWB Guides from Becta – get them before they go
May24

IWB Guides from Becta – get them before they go

A few years ago, the government agency for ICT in Schools – Becta – produced a series of guides on the use of Interactive Whiteboards in secondary teaching. Each document containsed a set of subject specific advice, guidance and examples to support more effective use of ICT in the teaching and learning of science. There is some great case studies in each one. I was pleased to have been able to have some input into the...

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The Magical Classroom
May20

The Magical Classroom

Here’s a cute little promotional video from Smart to illustrate their idea of “The Magical Classroom”. You can read more about the idea behind the video here. Check out www.SMARTloveoflearning.com to learn more about Smart’s Love of Learning campaign. Update – UK version of the website now launched : http://uk.smartloveoflearning.com/...

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Online Audio Stories
May11

Online Audio Stories

Online Audio Stories provide free downloadable audio books for children. With a wonderful selection of short stories for kids and bedtime stories, their free storytelling audio books for children are a delight. You can download the audio as an mp3 file and play on a computer, or transfer to a portable mp3 player. Stories include classic tales from Aeosop, Brothers Grimm, Edward Lear and Hans Christian Andersen. It’s well worth a...

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Bang Goes the Theory Resource Pack
May10

Bang Goes the Theory Resource Pack

Bang Goes The Theory is a BBC television programme which aims to get people trying science for themselves. The Hands-on Science section of the website has printable instructions and video guides for stunts, demos and experiments you can do at home or out and about. Many of the activities could be useful in schools so BBC Learning has drafted curriculum notes to accompany each one. BBC Learning has compiled a BBC resource pack using...

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The 2010 Whiteboard Challenge
May06

The 2010 Whiteboard Challenge

The Whiteboard Challenge – set up by Jess McCulloch is back, and better than ever 🙂 Are you new to using an interactive whiteboard (IWB)? Have you used one for ages but want some other ideas? Are you using an IWB regularly but know you could use it better? Then you are invited to join The 2010 Interactive Whiteboard Challenge! http://iwbchallenge.wikispaces.com/ What you have to do: This challenge involves participants creating...

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The Science of Scams
May05

The Science of Scams

The Science of Scams was a set of hoax videos produced by Channel 4 in association with the amazing Derren Brown. In total there were 7 hoax videos which appear to demonstrate paranormal phenomena. In fact they’re all based upon real scientific principles. This hoax footage was been posted all over the internet in an attempt to find out if people would either accept it as genuine or question it in an attempt to discover the real...

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History Lessons from the National Archive
May05

History Lessons from the National Archive

The National Archives is the UK government’s official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. We give detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives. The National Archives Education Service brings history to life through an award-winning programme of taught sessions and online resources. Their website contains a huge...

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